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.
American whistleblower Chelsea Manning is planning on coming to New Zealand as part of a speaking tour, but the National Party believes the activist should not be allowed to enter the country. The reason cited is Manning's previous criminal conviction.
Producer Daniel Meech spoke to Green Party MP and Human Rights lawyer Golriz Ghahraman and started with asking about who Chelsea Manning is, and what she did.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we are talking about how we are capable of smelling, dodgy psych studies, and a botched execution in a Nebraska state which may be due to the drugs used.
Daniel Meech talks to Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman about the upcoming Chelsea Manning talk and National’s desire to see her banned from entering the country on the ground of her previous conviction.
Lillian talked to some co founders of the game Sooth to find out what it is all about
Darashpreet talks to Professor Paul Brunton about the new dental facility University of Otago will be building in South Auckland
After two Liberal Party leadership spills last week, Malcolm Turnbull has been ousted as party leader and Prime Minister on Friday. Treasurer Scott Morrison became the 30th Prime Minister of Australia, after defeating Peter Dutton and Julie Bishop. Justin spoke to Dr Peter Chen of the University of Sydney about what caused the leadership challenges and how it will affect trans-Tasman relations, Dr Jill Sheppard of the Australian National University about the new government’s effects on refugee and climate change policies and Frank Bongiorno of the Australian National University on the legacy of these challenges on Australian political history.
This week on the Greendesk, to get fresh for fashion week Jack has a story about ethical fashion with a founder of the site Well Made Clothes. Justin takes us to Australia for international news this week - he speaks to three Australian academics about what’s been happening over there. Leonard speaks to Mik Smellie about the random acts of kindness day and Splice organisation. And finally, Conor recaps Bob Muller’s investigation against the Trump administration.
Democracy the idea of governing of, for, and by the people is a long-exhausted principle, particularly in places like the United States and New Zealand. However, Michael Mann suggests that democracy may also have a dark side. Mann suggests that majorities can and do oppress minorities often in the name of majoritarian democracy. In the worst-case scenarios this has led to murderous ethnic cleansing and genocide. Maria Armoudian spoke with Mann about democracy’s dark side.
On the Monday Wire, Damian speaks with Male Survivors Aotearoa trustee, Ken Clearwater, about including faith-based organisations in a Royal Commission sexual abuse inquiry. The Southern Cross is back with their regular segment to discuss the retrail of two politicians found guilty of sedition in Fiji, the increase in Nepalese immigrants in New Zealand, and Manam volcanic activity. Tu speaks to Ron Angel about migrant workers being unfairly treated in New Zealand. We end the show with a segment on the conservation effort of whio or blue ducks in Kaimanawa Forest Park. Jemima talks to Sam Gibson from Goodnature about innovative pest traps and Tu talks to Kaimanawa Hunting Liaison Group spokesperson, Gary Harwood, about their work to set Goodnature traps to save the whio.