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.
On this Wire, 95bFM News were lucky enough to speak with Bex of Drinkable Rivers, about using real time data to tell the stories of our rivers, and how we restore, especially, urban rivers moving into the future.
The debate around trial of armed police patrols has raged on since it was announce three weeks ago. The patrols will be rolled out in Manukau, Waikato, and Canterbury and involve heavily armed, specially trained, units roaming the streets in vehicles. Lachlan spoke with senior lecturer at AUT, John Buttle, about the patrols.
Many New Zealanders in the hospitality industry have been affected by some form of wage theft by their employer. Felix Walton spoke with Chloe Ann-King from Raise the Bar about this exploitation of hospitality workers.
It's been a few weeks since the police announced a trial for "Armed Response Teams" in Manukau, Waikato and Canterbury. Felix Walton spoke with Manukau ward councillor Efeso Collins about the backlash against this decision.
This week on the Monday Wire, Lachlan speaks to AUT senior lecturer Dr John Buttle about armed police patrols and how it affects public perception of police. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news for its final instalment for the year. Felix talks to Manukau Ward Councillor Efeso Collins about his thoughts on the armed police patrols. Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the government's recent agreement with the agricultural sector regarding emission reduction under the reformed Emissions Trading Scheme. Finally, Felix wraps it up with an interview with Chloe Ann-King from Raise the Bar about wage theft.
As California burns, oceans rise, storms intensify, and Greenland’s glacier’s melt, we explore solutions to the climate change problem with Stanford Professor Marc Jacobson. He is the author of the just-released study "The health and climate impacts of carbon capture and direct air capture."
The Ministry of Justice released a report this morning about barriers to the progression of sexual violence cases through the criminal justice system. Among other things, the report found only 31% of sexual violence crimes reported to the Police resulted in a perpetrator being charged. 11% resulted in a conviction and just 6% in a prison sentence. Wire producer Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Jan Logie, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Minister of Justice (Sexual and Domestic Violence Issues) about the issues raised by the findings. Logie began by talking about the attrition of cases progressing through the system. If you or someone you know is affected by sexual violence, Safe to Talk is a 24 hour free helpline. You can call them on 0800 044 334, text on 4334, or visit their website at safetotalk.nz.