Joel Thomas and producer Kelly Enright bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding, and a chat with National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Joel Thomas is an Auckland based writer and photographer with a Bachelor's degree majoring in Writing for Screen. When he's not at bFM, Joel is working on various scripts, writing articles and reviews for NZ Musician magazine, photographing for outfits such as Vice and making music with his band No Sky.
Following from his hit book from 1972 The Half Gallon Quarter Acre Pavlova Paradise, Austin Mitchell returns to the book shelves with his new book Revenge of the Rich. Here, Mitchell observes the rise, fall and consequences of Neoliberalism in New Zealand and Britain.
Ahead of International Tiger Day on Saturday, the World Wildlife Fund is raising awareness for tiger conservation worldwide.
A United Nations report from last year shows tiger species have faced a 97 percent decline in population over the past century and some subspecies have already gone extinct due to animal poaching and trafficking.
Reporter Jack Marshall spoke to WWF Cambodia’s Rohit Singh, who is part of the WWF Tigers Alive Initiative there.
A new archaeological dig in Australia’s north has discovered artefacts which show Aboriginal people inhabited the continent for thousands of years more than previously thought.
A team of archaeologists and local Aboriginal community members have excavated evidence that places people in Australia at least 65,000 years ago, pushing back the timing by about 5,000 to 18,000 years.
Reporter Mack Smith spoke to Queensland University Associate Professor Chris Clarkson, one of the lead authors behind the research.
One in 20 New Zealand high school students attempt suicide each year. A study conducted by the University of Auckland surveyed 9000 NZ high school students and revealed 4.5 percent of students had attempted suicide and 70 percent of these have made multiple attempts.
To find out more about these numbers, producer Lucy Austin spoke with a co-author of the study Associate Professor and paediatrician Simon Denny.
This Monday on The Wire, we talk to the authors of two new books: Tears of Rangi by Anne Salmond and Revenge of the Rich by Austin Mitchell. We also have our weekly chat with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt and talk to Metiria Turei from the Green Party aboout regulations for skilled migrant workers and #IAmMetiria.
Renowned anthropologist Dame Anne Salmond’s new book, Tears of Rangi, is a philosophical and historical exploration of interactions and colliding worlds. Beginning with an inquiry into the early period of encounters between Māori and Europeans in New Zealand, she then investigates such clashes and exchanges in key areas of contemporary life – waterways, land, the sea and people. Our world is defined by maps and calendars – making it seem that this is the nature of reality itself. But in New Zealand, concepts of whakapapa and hau, complex networks and reciprocal exchange, may point to new ways of understanding interactions between peoples, and between people and the natural world. Reporter Pearl Little speaks to Dame Salmond about the book.
Producer Kelly Enright talked to the Deputy Leader of The Opportunities Party, Geoff Simmons, on his career movements and political aspirations. They also chatted about the Opportunities Party's policies, and which coalitions those would thrive in.
The use of medical records can be vitally important to researchers in the field. As we move towards digitised record keeping, health records and genetic information are increasingly being stored electronically. Joel spoke to Dr. Jon Cornwell from the Victoria University of Wellington about the digitisation of records, and the ethical and legal barriers surrounding their use.