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.
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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.
Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones talks about CRISPR baby life expectancies, multiple conclusions reached from one data set, and the UK being coal free for the past 16 days!
Ramadan came to an end this week and Lillian went to her first iftar dinner last week at her local cafe, we hear a report from her on the owners of the cafe and the customers who have been generously welcomed into the space.
Tama Waipara is the festival director for the new Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, Lillian speaks to him about the kaupapa behind it.
Amid the coldest part of every year, in the early hours of the morning, Ngā mata a te ariki Tawhirimātea, or Matariki for short, rises in the east, with a gleam rivalled only by the Sun which follows close behind. Matariki is the Māori name for a group of seven stars known as the Pleiades star cluster. Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira explores its significance to Maori, why it is celebrated, and the impact it has on the nation.
The full length podcast of the Tuesday Wire for the 4th of Pipiri June. Today, we had the privilige of talking to The Kaipātiki Project, listen in to find out more. At the Green Desk, we introduce a topic for the coming weeks, of the media framing of the climate crisis. We have a passage on Matariki and Board Games does indeed return.
The government’s budget for 2019 was announced yesterday afternoon by minister of finance Grant Robertson, who delivered the publication. The focus seems to be on vulnerable communities, Kiwi’s well-being, among other priorities, with a trajectory towards social issues such as mental health, addiction, and poverty in the budgets financial forecast. While this is good to see in many ways, it can’t be said that everyone will be happy about these economic decisions. Now for someone with a very low understanding of economics, Louis had the pleasure of speaking with Shamubeel Eaqub; an experienced independent economist & commentator, who made economics very easy for Louis. Here he is, breaking down the budget.
Yesterday Sherry went down to the teachers strike in Aotea Sqaure, to talk to some of the teachers involved in the protest. She gives us the highlights of her favourite signs and asks the teachers what they hope to change after the strikes. It will be interesting to see if and how this is reflected in the budget. This is the third strike from primary school teachers, and the first one involving secondary school teachers. Sherry gives us an overview of the protests so far.