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Back Chat – 03-12-2023( 0:58:14)       
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James King talks with disabilities lawyer Nan Jensen about disability law, the disabilities community, the challenges facing the sector and what needs to be done.
Published: 4/12/2023 9:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 26-11-2023( 0:58:13)       
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James King talks to Dr Alexander Stevens II and Smoke Free advocate Catherine Manning, about the new government's policy initiatives.
Published: 27/11/2023 9:45:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 19-11-2023( 0:59:29)       
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James King talks to Professor Georgina Stewart about Māori Philosophy; what is it? What's its impact on Māori lives and can anyone practise it? She also talks about her book Māori Philosophy: Indigenous thinking from Aotearoa.
Published: 20/11/2023 8:45:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 12-11-2023( 0:59:29)       
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James King talks to philosopher Dr Thomas Harvey from Waikato University about International Philosophy Day and why an understanding philosophy is so important going forward.
Published: 13/11/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 05-11-2023( 0:56:1)       
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James King talks to Jaqui Southey from Save the Children about the Ram Raid Offending and other measures bill. Then Political commentator Paul Barlow joins the show to talk about the election 2023 results.
Published: 6/11/2023 9:45:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 29-10-2023( 0:58:12)       
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James King talks to Dr Alexander Stevens II and Peer Educator Tamehana Moanaroa about bullying, cyberbullying and what can be done about it in the school yard, at home and in the workplace.
Published: 29/10/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Back Chat – 22-10-2023( 0:56:29)       
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James King talks to political commentator and broadcaster Paul Barlow. And Later in the show former Governor of the Reserve Bank and National Party leader Don Brash.
Published: 22/10/2023 8:15:00 p.m.
Back Chat – 15-10-2023( 0:57:13)       
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James King talks with former ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman about the election campaign 2023 and her think tank at nzcpr.com.
Published: 16/10/2023 8:45:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 08-10-2023( 0:57:50)       
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James King talks with charities lawyer Sue Barker about the Charities Amendment Act 2023 and the impact the new legislation will have on the sector.
Published: 9/10/2023 9:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 01-10-2023( 0:58:12)       
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James King talks mining with Josie Vidal from mining representative Straterra about the sustainability of the mining industry going forward.
Published: 2/10/2023 9:45:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 24-09-2023( 0:58:8)       
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James KIng talks with Dr Alexander Stevens II, Caleb and Sione about mental Health Awareness Week and the five ways to mental health and wellbieng.
Published: 25/09/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 17-09-2023( 0:56:47)       
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James King talks to Anna Rippon from the Animal Justice Party of Aotearoa NZ about calls for an Animal Rights Commissioner and the need to change our engagement with the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
Published: 18/09/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 10-09-2023( 0:58:15)       
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James King talks with Glenn Barclay from Better Taxes for a Better Future about New Zealand's tax system and whether it's fit for purpose or needs reforming.
Published: 11/09/2023 9:00:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 03-09-2023( 0:58:14)       
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James King has a conversation with fathers Steve and Sam about being fathers, Father's Day, and the issues surrounding raising kids.
Published: 4/09/2023 9:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 27-08-2023( 0:58:14)       
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James King talks with Dr Alexander Stevens the 2nd and Hanny Naus from Age Concern about elder abuse in New Zealand.
Published: 28/08/2023 10:15:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 21-08-2023( 0:55:43)       
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James King talks to Tara Dymus from Hapai Te Hauora about alcohol law reform in New Zealand.
Published: 21/08/2023 9:15:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 13-08-2023( 0:58:14)       
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James King talks with Dr Armon Tamatea about what to do with gangs in New Zealand .
Published: 14/08/2023 10:45:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 06-08-2023( 0:58:14)       
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James King talks to the Chairman of The Natural Health Alliance Paddy Fahy about the new Therapeutic Products Act that was recently rushed through Parliament.
Published: 7/08/2023 9:45:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 30-07-2023( 0:59:26)       
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Jamers King talks with Hamiora De Thierry, Charles Clover and Dr Alexander Stevens the 2nd about using the arts as therapy.
Published: 31/07/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 09-07-2023( 0:58:4)       
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First up James King talks Mindfulness with Mindfulness teacher Kristina Cavit and in the second half of the programme he talks with Sue Barker who gives an update on the Charities Amendment Act.
Published: 10/07/2023 10:45:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 11-06-2023( 0:56:7)       
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James King talks to charities lawyer Sue Barker about the Charities Amendment Bill and the overwhelming opposition to it.
Published: 12/06/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 28-05-2023( 0:58:7)       
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James King talks depression and anxiety with resident mental health clinician Dr ALexander Stevens ll and Irie a person with lived experience.
Published: 28/05/2023 5:00:00 p.m.
Back Chat – 21-05-2023( 0:54:27)       
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James King talks to Ryl Jensen about the state of Digital health in New Zealand and whether the current budget 2023 is investing enough going forward.
Published: 22/05/2023 9:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 14-05-2023( 0:58:11)       
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James King talks to Callum Gillespie from Coastguard NZ, Don Carson from Forestry Owners Association and Anna from animal rights organisation SAFE.
Published: 14/05/2023 8:45:00 p.m.
Back Chat – 08-05-2023( 0:57:48)       
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James KIng talks with Dr Susie Wood of Cawthron Institute about the health of New Zealand's 3,800 lakes.
Published: 8/05/2023 9:00:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 30-04-2023( 0:58:9)       
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James King talks with Dr Alexander Stevens II, and fathers Starsim Simeki and Christopher Hennessy, about fatherhood. A radio show and podcast created and first aired at Free FM 89.0, a member of the Community Access Media Alliance Aotearoa/New Zealand. Supported by NZ on Air. freefm.org.nz and @freefm89 on Facebook and Instagram
Published: 30/04/2023 7:30:00 p.m.
Back Chat – 24-04-2023( 0:57:54)       
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James King talks to Melissa Copland about PHARMAC... What does it do? How does it do it, and who pays for our medicines?
Published: 24/04/2023 11:15:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 16-04-2023( 0:58:11)       
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James King talks to Amnesty International spokesperson Lisa Woods about the criminal age of responsibility. He also talks to Peter Hamilton about the new campaign by NZ Republic to remove the monarchy from New Zealand constitutional landscape,
Published: 17/04/2023 8:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 02-04-2023( 0:59:23)       
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Rainbow Community advocate Carole Fraser talks to James King about transgender issues in New Zealand. A radio show and podcast created and first aired at Free FM 89.0, a member of the Community Access Media Alliance Aotearoa/New Zealand. Supported by NZ on Air. freefm.org.nz and @freefm89 on Facebook and Instagram
Published: 3/04/2023 9:00:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 26-03-2023( 0:58:8)       
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A radio show and podcast created and first aired at Free FM 89.0, a member of the Community Access Media Alliance Aotearoa/New Zealand. Supported by NZ on Air. freefm.org.nz and @freefm89 on Facebook and Instagram
Published: 27/03/2023 8:45:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 12-03-2023( 0:58:1)       
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First up James King talks with Sage Garrett about lowering the voting age to 16. Then Dr Max Harris discusses the millions owed to the MSD and whether it should be wiped or not.
Published: 13/03/2023 8:15:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 05-03-2023( 0:58:8)       
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James King talks to Debra Ashton, Lyal Cocks, and Edward Rennell about greyhound racing and rodeo in New Zealand and whether the two sports should be banned.
Published: 6/03/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 25-02-2023( 0:58:12)       
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James king talks suicide prevention with mental health experts Dr Alexander Stevens II and Danielle Oaks.
Published: 27/02/2023 9:00:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 19-02-2023( 0:58:10)       
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James King talks to NZ Drug Foundation Executive Director Sarah Helm about New Zealands drug habit.
Published: 19/02/2023 1:30:00 p.m.
Back Chat – 12-02-2023( 0:55:50)       
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James king talks with Sue Harrison about the rental crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Published: 12/02/2023 10:15:00 p.m.
Back Chat – 05-02-2023( 0:58:11)       
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James King talks with Professor Tom Roa from the University of Waikato about Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
Published: 5/02/2023 9:15:00 p.m.
Back Chat – 29-01-2023( 0:58:8)       
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James talks to Kevin Harper, CEO and Chief Enabler at Changing Minds, about the mental health sector in New Zealand.
Published: 30/01/2023 4:00:00 p.m.
Back Chat – 22-01-2023( 0:58:11)       
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Financial capability expert Alexander Stevens and Natalie Vincent from Nga Tangata talk money with host James King.
Published: 23/01/2023 9:15:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 15-01-2023( 0:57:59)       
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Host James King speaks with clinical psychologist Dr Armon Tamatea, and Darroch Ball from the Sensible Sentencing Trust, about youth crime, gangs and the government's response.
Published: 16/01/2023 9:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 08-01-2023( 0:58:11)       
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Host James King talks with new National MP for Hamilton West Tama Potaka.
Published: 9/01/2023 9:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 18-12-2022( 0:58:10)       
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Is there a crisis at the Department of Corrections? Host James King talks with Alan Whitley from the Corrections association, and Cosmo Jeffery from the Howard League about the state of New Zealand prisons.
Published: 19/12/2022 9:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 11-12-2022( 0:58:10)       
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Host James King speaks with journalist, father and Coast to Coaster, Matt Calman, about his book The Longest Day.
Published: 12/12/2022 9:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 04-12-2022( 0:58:9)       
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Vanessa Williams CEO Of the Hamilton Central Business Association talks about business confidence, what Christmas will bring to hospitality and strategic development in the city. Also, ex-diplomat Peter Hamilton discusses his memoir New Moons for Sam.
Published: 5/12/2022 9:15:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 20-11-2022( 0:58:22)       
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Dr Alexander Stevens talks about childhood sexual violence. What are the ramifications for the victim's life - and what of the perpetrators?
Published: 20/11/2022 12:45:00 p.m.
Back Chat – 13-11-2022( 0:54:24)       
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Monarchy in New Zealand - Part 2. Host James Kind speaks with Dr Sean Palmer about Constitutional Monarchy, takes a look at the legacy of the late queen, and what the future may hold for Aotearoa New Zealand's form of democracy.
Published: 14/11/2022 9:30:00 a.m.
Back Chat – 06-11-2022( 0:58:14)       
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The Monarchy - is it time for a change? The first part of a 2 part series on whether NZ should become a republic, Former diplomat and republican Peter Hamilton talks about why it’s time to make the change.
Published: 7/11/2022 9:15:00 a.m.

A live, issue-driven news and current affairs discussion programme, debating or examining a different newsworthy issue/topic each week. For listeners who want to be challenged and provoked, and don’t want to be slaves to the news cycle. James King has been involved in news and current affairs broadcasting for more than 20 years, including as a Talkback Host and producer on Newstalk ZB in 2000. And he was a co-host and producer for mental health issues show Take It From Us on Planet FM.


Host: James King

Produced By: Free FM

Language: English

Category: News, Issues and Current Affairs

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