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.
Producer Will Parsonson speaks to Murray Sherwin, chief of the productivity commision, about the recent report on the future of climate based policy in New Zealand. The report details the steps the government and our community as a whole must take to tackle one of the biggest challenges our generation faces.
Tess Barnett talks to Rose Hope, owner of K roads's very own Bread and Butter Letter, a vintage clothing shop focused on socially positive consumerism. Rose chats to Tess about concious consumerism and how she sees the effects of consumerism.
Producer Laura, speaks with David McBride, an associate professor of Otago University, who is conducting research into the management of mental and physical health of veterans. In light of Government's recent announcement for a 1.1 million dollar grant, we look into New Zealand's shortcomings around the care of our veterans.
Talia Bayes interviews Emily Hunter, a member of Greenpeace New Zealand, about the current issue of little penguins being found on the Bay of Plenty coast. Why is this happening and how can we help it?
Dotted around the country are reminders of New Zealand’s colonial past in the form of statues. Many of the people in these statues committed atrocities in their time and their legacies are being reevaluated. Lachlan spoke with Dr Hirini Kaa from the University of Auckland about these statues, what they represent, and what should be done about them in 2018.
This week on the Wire we're looking at War and Colonial Memorials with yesterday being ANZAC day. Jemima spoke with Edwina Hughes, who is the coordinator for Peace Movement Aotearoa, about White Poppies for Peace. They discussed why people wear white poppies and why they are different to the RSA's red poppies. Jemima first asked Edwina, what are white poppies and why do people choose to wear them?
First up Andrew LIttle joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss Maori incarceration rates, drug and alcohol courts, and protesting ANZAC day. Then Neutral Corner returns where we follow up on the Sergei Skripal poisoning case. Our Wire Worry Week is war and monuments and we have Edwina Hughes Peace Movement Aotearoa to discuss white poppies. Dr Hirini Kaa joins Lachlan to discuss Aotearoa’s colonial monuments. Sarah and Talia get the student opinion of ANZAC day. Finally this day in history returns for the 1960 ousting of South Korean President Syngman Rhee