India Essuah and producers Mack Smith and Sam Smith bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including the Green Desk with Lilly Peacocke, plus a weekly chat with Māori Party's co-leader, Marama Fox.
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India Essuah is about to finally wrap up her sociology and film studies degree, having taken time off to try out food writing halfway through. She started volunteering at 95bFM earlier this year and likes news because you always leave a shift having learnt about something... new. Other interests include watching Mad Men, knitting, and snacking.
This week on the Tuesday Wire, we talk to Damien Light, leader of the now disbanded United Future party, citizens campaign group It's Our Future about the new TPP agreement and animal advocacy group SAFE about bobby calf deaths in the dairy industry. On the Green Desk we look at new research into the brain activity of marine mammals in deep water and Lucy Austin has a report on the role members of parliament play in New Zealand.
What is the role of an MP and what do they actually do? It was brought to our attention this week that we actually know very little about what the people who represent us actually do. We sought to clarify this by speaking to electorate MP Michael Wood and list MP Paul Goldsmith who gave us an incite into their day to day duties.
Joel, Sam, and Leonard tackle The Wire for Monday the 13th of November. We heard from Talking Auckland blogger and south Auckland resident Ben Ross about the negative media response to Tongan rugby league supporters celebrating their victory over the weekend. We chatted to Green Party member Golriz Gharaman about the Transpacific partnership. For the Pacific News segment Southern Cross, Leonard talked with AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt about the Solomon Islands which are currently without a Prime Minister. We spoke to poet and author Michele Leggott about her new book Vanishing Points. Finally, News Director Lillian Hanly spoke to Hamish Taverner, People First NZ member and former National Chairperson who won the Leadership award at the Attitude awards last week.
Michele Leggott is an Auckland based poet and English professor who has spent the last several years living with blindness. Joel Thomas spoke with Leggott about her recent book, Vanishing Points, which captures and preserves snapshots of moments and memory.