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.
Dr Elizabeth Kerekere and Green Candidate for Ikaroa-Rawhiti argues that pre-colonial Maori were sexually experimental people who openly accepted gender and sexual fluidity. Anyone who didn't fit into heterosexuality was considered "takatāpui". We spoke with Kerekere to discuss takatāpui and it's place in the past and precense for Māori.
On todays wire, Will takes over the show in his first of a 4 week stint of hosting the show. Reuben and Will chat to Allan Blackman about another pseudo-science story, about a woman who claimed to cure her own brain cancer with alternative medicine. We also have news cheif Lillian Hanly come into the studio to talk about the language and stereotypes surrounding the use of the word 'gay' in Kiwi culture.
bFM's own news director Lillian Hanly joins Will and Reuben live in studio to discuss the implications of using the word 'gay'. The discussion centres around a new advertisment produced by Rainbow Youth, addressing how using 'gay' as a flippant exclamation can do more damage than we might think.
India speaks to the CEO of the Aged Care Association, Simon Wallace, about the many rest homes who have struggled to meet the cost of rising wages under April's pay equity settlement. He says homes are having to restructure, cut jobs, or even close their doors.
Wallace said what’s happened since then is that because the settlement isn’t fully funded, and has also been implemented "very quickly", it has put more homes in trouble than anyone predicted.
This week on The Wire with India, Mack, Lucy and Jack, we speak to the Aged Care Association about the rest homes who have been forced to close in the wake of the pay equity deal for care workers that was passed earlier this year.
WWF New Zealand is celebrating a potentially record number of Kererū, we speak to CEO Livia Esterhazy. On The Green Desk, Jack Marshall looks at how climate change could impact New Zealand’s vineyards.
We talk to a New Zealand researcher concerned with the growing global influence of China. And finally Lucy spoke to lecturer Tahanga Tangitu-Huata from Waikato university about NZ statistics changing the way they report on iwi.
Catalan went to the polls yesterday to vote in their referendum to become independent from Spain. However things did not go to plan as the Spanish Government tried everything to stop the vote from happening. Sam Smith filed this report on what went down.
Producer Jack Marshall spoke with Tara Nair from Monash University in Melbourne about her study into medical ethics, looking at what doctors should do when parents request ‘second best’ treatments for their children.
Producer Leonard Powell had a chat with Tart Bakery owner Phillipa Stephenson about the expansion of her vegan business into St. Kevins Arcade. They talked about her journey from opening up in Grey Lynn five years ago, as well as where she wants to go in the future.