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.
While many argue that we are in a post-truth era, fuelled by US President Donald Trump and the phenomenon of fake news, some scholars argue that deception has always been ubiquitous. What is the truth about lying? Maria Armoudian is joined by Timothy Levine, David Livingstone-Smith and Briony Swire-Thompson.
This week on the International Desk, Conor interviews Bangkok based former bFM-er Ethan McAuley about the cave rescue in Northern Thailand. Ethan outlines developments so far as well as the general feeling amongst the Thai public
The Kaipara Community Association was formed recently as a form of protest against Tegel’s proposal to build the country’s largest chicken farm on a flood plain site in Northland. Jon Walker is a member, so Mary-Margaret spoke to him about the grounds on which his association is against the proposal.
Changes have come to New Zealand’s music charts. With the advent of streaming, music markets around the world are looking for new and innovative ways to calculate their charts and display the most popular music of the week. New Zealand is no different and Recorded Music NZ have introduced two new charts called the Hot Singles and Hot NZ Singles. These are new charts designed to show what tracks are becoming more popular and gaining a following week to week. Sam Smith spoke to Recorded Music NZ’s General Data Manager Paul Kennedy about the changes.
It’s Wire Worry Week and we are focusing on refugees and the problems they are facing. Mary-Margaret talks to journalist and political commentator Tracey Barnett. Sam talks to Paul Kennedy from Recorded Music NZ about the recent changes to the NZ Music Charts. In his international segment this week, Conor looks into the rescue for the football team trapped in a cave in Thailand. Our greendesk friend Jack Marshall talks about bumble bees. Finally, Mary-Margaret asks the Kaipara Community Association about their opposition to a proposed Tegel Chicken Farm.
Tracey Barnett is a journalist and political commentator, who has done extensive work on New Zealand’s refugee quota and integration system. Mary-Margaret spoke to her firstly about some goings on in Italy recently, before we brought the conversation back home to Aotearoa.
This week on the Greendesk, Jack Marshall has a chat with Dr. S. Hollis Woodard, Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, about new research into bumble bees.
It would be hard to deny that sexual harassment is not prevalent in the music industry but the nature and extent of harassment has not be measured or gauged properly. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to researcher and founder of the Zebra Collective, Jeff Crabtree wants to conduct survey and interview based research into harassment in the Australian and New Zealand music industry. You can learn more about this through the link below