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.
The Salvation Army recently released their State of the Nation report, highlighting the struggle of low income families in Aotearoa. Lachlan spoke with Associate professor Susan St John of the Child Poverty Action Group about the report.
After Bill English announced his resignation on Tuesday, the National Party's leadership race began, with Simon Bridges, Judith Collins and Amy Adams currently standing for the position. Jemima talked to political commentator, Dr Bryce Edwards, about English's resignation, the pros and cons of each leadership candidate, the National Party leadership seclection process and who he thinks has got it in the bag.
What does a Treaty Partnership look like in the context of the University of Auckland? A conversation with Mohi Allen, one of the leaders of the Māori Students Association, and Professor David Williams of the law school.
On todays Wire show we have an entertaining Dear Science segment talking about a link between asparagus and cancer, the measurement of 'Mole', and the year of the periodic table. Lillian talks to Tracey Martin about nationals change in leadership. Producer Reuben Mclaren talks to SCOOP editor about the recent stock market crash. Lillian also investigates The Treaty of Waitangi and its role at the University of Auckland, and Lisa Boudet covers the upcoming Auckland Fringe festival. Lots of things happen in todays show, lots of people contribute to our stories and Dear Science is awesome as per usual. Tune in people.
Producer Leonard Powell caught up with Alison Reid, co-founder of the Cross Street Markets. Alison discusses how the markets came to be, what you can expect at them, and also her view on the changing dynamic of Karangahape Road.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has revealed the findings of his housing stock report. The report revealed New Zealand's housing and homelessness issues are worse than first feared with a shortage of emergency housing and a lack of affordable housing two of the main concerns. Reporter Sam Smith discusses the findings of the report and what needs to be done in response.
The new government has launched a royal commission into the treatment of children in state care from 1950 to the end of 1999. Andrew Eruiti, an academic at the University of Auckland’s law school, is part of a group of law academics getting involved in this investigation with the aim of ensuring victims, including maori and disabled groups, are adequately compensated. Lillian Hanly talked to Andrew and started by asking why a group of academics have called for an inquiry.
Terry Baucher is the director of Baucher Consulting Limited, a specialist tax consultancy. Late last year he published an article on cryptocurrencies and the need for tax reform in relation to them. Before asking how we could tax cryptocurrencies, Mary-Margaret started by getting Terry to explain the basics of cryptocurrencies.