Stewart Sowman and producers Olivia Holdsworth and Grace Watson bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Stewart Sowman-Lund is in his final year of a Law and Arts degree, and a radio reporter for Newstalk ZB. He’s been at 95bFM since 2017, and has spent much of his time covering entertainment news despite being told not to. When not giving his opinion on something, he’ll most likely be found drinking coffee.
A group of Chinese construction workers who came to New Zealand through an overseas employment agency have been left broke and jobless after spending upwards of $40,000 on agency fees. They were refused a visa extension after they were lied to about how much they would earn and how long they could stay. Felix Walton spoke with Unite Union's Mike Treen who is trying to help the workers.
With many indications this week that the Ihumātao dispute might be coming to an end with an agreement on how to move forward on the horizon, Lillian touches on the latest announcements which indicate a more detailed plan is not far off at all. Thank you to One News for the live stream.
On Dear Science with AUT's Marcus Jones we are talking about a new virus that is spreading at an alarming rate, ozone-depleting gases that are heating up the Arctic, and an "agricultural revolution" in the UK.
Lillian speaks with Wellington councillor Fleur Fitzsimons about the city’s housing project that will see nurses and teachers in affordable homes.
Felix speaks with Unite Union's Mike Treen about a group of Chinese workers who were left jobless after their overseas employment agency lied to them about their visas.
And Lillian gives a mini update as to what is happening at Ihumātao with an agreement very close on the horizon.
Two years ago after a historic equal pay settlement ended long term pay discrimination against home support workers, many complain they face a new struggle against shortened hours, irregular job security and inadequate resources. Chris talked to Kerry Davies of the Public Service Association to find more about these workers' working conditions.
Justin talks to University of Sydney's Graeme Gill and University of Melbounre's William Partlett about the constitutional changes proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the fallout from the resignation of Prime Minister Dimitry Merdvedev and his cabinet.
More than 200 people over China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand have been infected by a new type of coronavrius, which 4 have been killed. Justin talks with Siouxie Wiles of Auckland University to find out more about coronaviruses and how is this new virus different to SARS and MERS.
Louis talks to Hugh Pavletich, the co-author of the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, about the increasing unaffordability of the housing market.
Justin discusses the proposed constitutional changes in Russia and the fallout from the resignation of Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev's government with Professors Graeme Gill of Sydney University and the University of Melbourne's William Partlett.
Chris talks to Kerry Davies of the PSA on the working conditions of home support workers.
Justin also talked to Siouxsie Wiles of Auckland University about the pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan.
On the Monday Wire, we have our weekly chat with Green party co-leader James Shaw, on the emissions trading scheme and housing crisis. Senior researcher at the Institute for Governance and Public Policy at Victoria University Dr Mike Joy critiques the proposed Emissions Trading Scheme Bill and environmental policies. We talk to genderqueer clown and theatre performer Ania Upstill on the performance of gender identities, and have Citizen's Commission on Human Rights New Zealand director Mike Feriss, speaking about a recent report released by the UN urging investigation into torture at Lake Alice, a former psychiatric hospital.
Dr Mike Joy is Senior researcher at the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria Unversity, specialising in the management of ecosystems. Mike responds to some of the criticisms Sherry brought up with Green party co-leader James Shaw regarding Geoff Bertram's submission against the Bill, and begins by giving some context to the ETS Bill.
Ania Upstill is a genderqueer clown, and theatre performer touring their show from Austin Texas to Auckland next month. Sherry talks to them on their experience as a gender queer performer, clowning as a way of breaking down and having fun with the performance of identities, and the best ways to have conversations to support our non-binary and queer community.
Sherry begins by asking them to explain their show Transhumance:
Transhumance will be on at Q theatre as part of Auckland Pride’s festival, opening on the 7th of February.