Kelly Enright and producer Laura Kvigstad 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.
A recent study has taken place looking at bacteria in space. Bacteria from earth can be potentially harmful to other planets, and the climate within space stations themselves. When astronauts start their travels, they bring a certain amount of bacteria into space stations where it has a unique environment to grow. Reporter Jack Marshal talked to Astro-Biologist Petra Shweta about her studies on this.
“Goodbye twitter haters,” claimed Reporter Duncan Garner. This was in response to the backlash he faced after releasing an article for Stuff. In his article he complained about a "human snake" of a line at Kmart, saying he could have been anywhere in South-East Asia. He went on to use this as evidence to reduce immigration, saying he wants to have a discussion around infrastructure in regards to growing immigration numbers. This sparked controversy on social media which caused him to delete his Twitter account.
A panel discussion was held on these events by host Joel Thomas, producer Sam Smith, News Director Lillian Hanly, Aaryn Marsh Niuapu of Racial Equity Aotearoa, and University of Auckland Film Television and Media Professor Neal Curtis.
A recent report has shown that university enrolments have reached their lowest point in a decade. This is partially due to a higher coast of living, less support for older students, and a change in the value placed on tertiary education.
Producer Leonard Powell got comments from a few people around The University of Auckland about all things tertiary, while Host Joel Thomas spoke with NZ Union of Students Association President Jonathan Gee about his thoughts on the issue.
On The Wire for Monday the 9th of October, Joel Thomas is joined with Producers Sam, Jack, and Leonard.
Jack Marshal had a chat to Astro-Biologist Petra Shweta about her studies on bringing bacteria onto spacecrafts as well as other planets. Instead of James Shaw we chatted to the newest Green Party member Golriz Ghahraman. We are had a wee panel about the recent article Duncan Garner made where he complaining about immigration and Kmart lines. We also had a report on the dropping rates in tertiary enrolments where we spoke to the general public as well as Jonathan Gee from the NZUSA.
AUSA informed the student body that they were unable to disaffiliate of Pro Life due to the question creating a possible biase. President of AUSA, Will Matthews, spoke with producer Laura Kvigstad on the issue and clarified the matter.
After a rather drawn out couple of weeks, NZFirst Leader Winston Peters finally begun coalition talks with National and Labour yesterday. National Leader Bill English was up first in the morning, with Jacinda Ardern and her team meeting the negotiators in the afternoon. Kelly talked with political professor from Massey University, Grant Duncan about what these discussions may entail and some of the more polarising policies that will most likely take further negotiation.
Lachlan spoke with Emmy Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about their recent court case and the disclosure that their phones had been tapped by police. He then spoke with AUT Law Lecturer Khylee Quince about Aotearoa's surveillance laws.