Kelly Enright and producers Laura Kvigstad and Conor Mercer 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.
Kelly Enright is an AUT Communications student, with a flair for investigative journalism and social justice. She lived in Melbourne for 2 years, occasionally packing her backpack for a few months at a time to venture further north of the equator. Kelly loves chatting with people over black coffee and eating peanut butter from the jar.
This week, Conor looks into the Indian community in Uganda and their fight to be recognised as an official tribe of Uganda. We explore the history of these people, their current place in the country and we listen to their case for being culturally accepted as Ugandan.
Justin discusses the devastation caused by Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong and the way it has ground the city to a halt. He looks into why this typhoon was so severe and how Hong Kongers survived the strong winds and heavy downpours.
This week on the Monday Wire co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, returns to talk to Jemima about his party's priorities, the Global Climate Action Summit and creating energy in a low emission economy. The Southern Cross looks at the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland, mixed feelings among young people about the Fijian election and the Bougainvillean's fight for independence. Bailley spoke to Annaliese Johnston from Amnesty Internation about whether people under 18 should be placed in adult detention centres. Finally, for our Worry Week on sexual harassment, Damian spoke to the National President of the Tertiary Education Union, Sandra Grey, about sexual harassment in the workplace and at university. He also spoke to Dylan Norton from Safe To Talk about transparent conversations around sexual harassment.
Amnesty International is pushing for change of legislation following data that shows 165 under 18's have been kept in adult dention facilities for an average of 2.6 days. This is illustrative of a 166% increase of youth being kept in detention cells over the last four years. 95bFM reporter Bailley Verry spoke to Amnesty International Advocacy and Policy Manager Annaliese Johnston about the humans rights of these minors placed into detention cells.
In light of Te Wiki o te reo Māori, Jenn speaks with Professor Margaret Mutu on true meanings and understandings within languages. Language is not just syntax and grammar, but exists as a form of communication through shared and inferred understandings between those using it.
Translation as a concept means to converge one thing into another and, while literal words may be, intended meaning may not - Use Gerry Brownlee's recent complaint during questiontime as an example.
What does it mean for te reo if it is being redifined through misinterpretation and mistranslation?
This week, New Zealand celebrated the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the date when women got the right to vote in our country. But, however much things have improved over those 125 years, they still aren’t perfect yet.
Ahead of the anniversary, Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke with former Prime Minister and UNDP administrator, Helen Clark, about her new book and what it means to be a woman in power - and started by asking her why we still need to commemorate suffrage in 2018.
$5000 has been crowdfunded for trans positive posters and stickers after an increase in anti-trans messages in the media and online. The posters, put up by over 70 volunteers feature messages such as trans is beautiful and trans women are women. Lachlan spoke with one of the organisers of the campaign, Ahi Wi-Hongi from gender minority New Zealand about it.
First up on the Wire, Ben brings us This Day in History on the Attica prison uprising in 1971. Oscar then speaks with Amanda Hargraves, Family Planning’s National Health Promotion Adviser about the ERO relationship and sexuality education report. Lachlan speaks with Danny Tahau Jobe about why New Zealand should be officially recognised as Aotearoa New Zealand. Lachlan also speaks with Ahi Wi-Hongi from gender minority New Zealand about their trans positivity poster campaign. Finally, Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, discussing National MP Matt King’s ‘coward punch’ bill and amendments to the Family and Whanau Violence bill.