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.
Sherry speaks to The Opportunities Party new leader Geoff Simmons on TOP'S relaunch with next year's election, former leader Gareth Morgan’s influence, and what an evidence based policy structure looks like.
On the Wire today Lachlan speaks with Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier about his report into the conditions at Ngawha prison. Southern Cross is back to give us all the updates on what’s happening across the Pacific. Green Party co-leader James Shaw joins us to discuss the blue economy, mental health funding, and what it’s like being a small party in government. Finally, Sherry speaks with The opportunities leader Geoff Simmons about the relaunch of TOP and how they’re going to shake the legacy of Gareth Morgan.
Ngawha prison is a former maximum security facility that now houses many prisoners who are on remand awaiting trial. They recently had a surprise inspection from the Office of the Ombudsman, which found a number of faults with how the prison is being run, including issues around prisoner privacy and lack of rehabilitative programmes. Lachlan spoke with Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier about the report.
While water is a basic human right, some three billion people face water scarcity and some countries are running out of water. Maria Armoudian explores the realities of water with Barbara Cosens and Rick Hogeboom.
Yesterday RNZ released a report detailing findings that Internal Affairs has been providing funding to anti-abortion charities’ counselling services for the last 15 years through their Community Organisations Grants scheme. Despite providing hundreds of thousands of dollars to these groups, the provision of funding actually appears to go against their rules for Community Organisation Grants.
Deb speaks with Terry Bellamak, National President of ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa, who begins by describing the organisations Internal Affairs has been funding.