Lachlan Balfour and producers Ben Goldson and Jemima Huston bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our U.S. news feature State of the States with a correspondent from WNYU News, a look at This Day in History, 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.
Lachlan Balfour is a law and arts student who's been at bFM since mid-2017. When he's not reading cases you can find him tweeting about British politics, prison reform and complaining about public transport.
This week, we sit down for a little discussion regarding updates of two subjects previously covered. We speak about the new developments around the Windrush Scandal that has seen British citizens of Commonwealth descent wrogfully detained and reported. We also discuss recent comments around the Irish border issue from politicians both British and Irish.
How can we make sense of the Trump Administration? What do the latest revelations from inside the White House mean within the wider context of US politics and political history? Maria Armoudian discusses what is going on with George C. Edwards III, Jeremi Suri, and David Stebenne.
This week is te wiki o te reo Maori (Maori language week) and Auckland museum will have multiple events to celebrate te reo maori. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Auckland Musuem's publicist Bex Martelletti about the programmes planned for te wiki o te reo maori and significance of the week.
Today on the Wire, Damian spoke with Bex Martelletti from the Auckland Museum about Te Wiki o te Reo Māori at the museum. Our regular segment with the Southern Cross focused on the arrest of two Burmese journalists, concern in Fiji over power of their military and the discussion of climate change in the 49th Pacific Islands Forum. Dan talked to David Hines from Secular Education Network about religious instruction in state schools. Jemima spoke with Green Party MP, Chlöe Swarbrick, about Te Reo as a core curriculum by 2025 and the Education Amendment Bill.
It’s Wire Worry Week and we’re learning about endangered species. Oscar talks to Dr Ngaire Hart about one of the most endangered species: bees. Mary-Margaret speaks to Susan Jordan, the creator of a feminist dance show that will be on at TAPAC later this month. We catch up with Andrew Little again, this week he spoke about the launch of an international human rights book, and family justice reform. And finally, Ben’s giving us another This Day in History, this week he takes us back to 1972 for the Munich Olympics Massacre.
Susan Jordan established the dance department at the University of Auckland. Her next project - Glass Ceilings - is a feminist dance show that celebrates 125 years of women’s suffrage and questions how the corporate ladder affects women in the 21st century. Every dancer in the show is aged 65 or over. Mary-Margaret spoke to her about the show, and their experiences with age in the dance industry.
This week, Mary-Margaret talked to Andrew about the launching of a Parliamentary book on International Human Rights Law in NZ, public consultation and review of reforms made to family justice in 2014, and the Five Eyes conference that he attended in Australia last week that discussed cyber threats. They started by talking about the Human Rights book, and what kind of Human Rights issues it focuses on.