The Wire

All the best interviews and reports from 95bFM radio’s news and current affairs show The Wire.

The Wire is 95bFM’s long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens. The show is broadcast every weekday between Midday and 1pm.

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February 22 – Should social media companies be owned by the public?

January 22 – What impact will the US rejoining the Paris Climate Accord have?

January 18 – Too offset or reduce? How do we respond to rising climate emissions? 


November 30 – Is New Zealand doing a good job addressing climate change?

October 20 – Is New Zealand ready for a COVID-19 vaccine?

June 4 – What is the historical context behind the George Floyd protests?

May 27 – What is the future of the New Zealand media sphere post-COVID?

April 30 – Are Māori and Pasifika communities more at risk from COVID-19?

April 16 – Will covid-19 change how we address the climate emergency?

April 15 – How has COVID-19 affected the labour movement in the United States?

March 25 – What technologies can help clean up rivers?

March 23 – What are the differences between organic and conventional farming?

March 16 – How do we know when something is organic?

March 10 – Fossil fuel-free superannuation: What is the deal?

February 27 – Have rape myths become a barrier to a fair trial process?

February 20 – Money, Money, Money: What is the deal with political donations?

February 12 – Why are New Zealand houses so damp and mouldy?

January 30 – Do climate refugees need special protection?

January 29 – How do climate-friendly food choices protect the planet?

January 28 – Why is there a gender pay gap in New Zealand universities?

January 23 – What is coronavirus and how can we stop it spreading?

January 22 – Is political change coming to Putin’s Russia?


December 12 – What could the UK’s foreign policy look like after the general election?

December 2 – Why do people steal art?

November 27 – Are New Zealand’s electoral finance laws failing?

November 26 – Should prisoners be allowed to vote?

November 25 – How bad is poverty in New Zealand?

November 14 – What would a merger between TVNZ and RNZ mean for New Zealand’s media landscape?

November 11 – How bad is food poverty in New Zealand?

November 5 – Cops with guns: is armed police patrols the solution to gun violence?

November 4 – Why has Twitter banned political ads?

November 4 – Is there freshwater under our oceans?

October 21 – Why are glaciers on the decline?

October 10 – Turning the tide: How can we improve local government elections?

October 10 – Who is to blame for the crisis of voter decline in local elections?

September 26 – Canada Votes: Is change on the way?

September 25 – How bad is discrimination against trans and non-binary people?

September 24 – How important are sharks to our global ecosystems?

September 23 – Does food advertising contribute to obesity rates?

September 19 – Why are Kererū so important?

September 17 – Is vaping the answer to quitting smoking?

September 6 – Why does the government remove Māori babies from their family?

September 4 – Is it time to ban foreign donations to political parties?

September 2 – Why does no one vote in local body elections?

August 26 – What are the biophysical elements to New Zealand’s food and energy future?

August 19 – How does political party affiliation affect local government elections?

August 16 – Have young people given up weed?

August 7 – Are we living in a climate of ignorance?

August 1 – How effective are protests in enacting change?

July 18 – What is the state of housing in New Zealand?

July 11 – Can we reduce the production of methane in living organisms?

June 27 – What do changes to New Zealand’s electoral process mean for voters?

June 19 – How bad is food poverty in New Zealand?

June 19 – How can kelp help us locate earthquake locations?

June 10 – Does New Zealand’s criminal justice system need reforming?

June 7 – Are we in the middle of a climate emergency?

June 7 – What is the state of political lobbying in New Zealand?

June 6 – What are the alternatives to plastic?

May 6 – Turning the tide on transport: why is time for us to start walking?

May 1 – Turning the tide on transport: is it time to give up our cars?

April 30 – What is wrong with New Zealand’s prisons?

April 25 – How are our diets damaging the planet?

April 2 – How is New Zealand doing on climate change?

January 23 – Why has inequality grown in New Zealand?


November 19 – How are political ideologies labeled?

October 31 – Is New Zealand committed to zero carbon emissions?

July 24 – What is our relationship with food?

July 2 – How severe will two degrees of warming be for the planet?

June 21 – Does working with gangs help reduce crime?