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.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
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.
We speak to lawyer Graeme Edgeler about The Taxpayers' Union 'invoicing' Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei, saying she must pay back the "money she stole from taxpayers", before she can have any credibility as a Member of Parliament. They put the figure at $57,000 but Edgeler says that number doesn't add up.
The statment is referring to Turei's admission that when she was a solo mum in the early 90's she lied to WINZ about her living situation so that her benefit wouldn't get cut.
We then speak to the Executive Director of The Taxpayers Union about Edgeler’s concerns with the figures, and our own calculations which showed the figure to be much lower.
Following on from the Spotify fake artists story last week, this week it is fellow music streaming site SoundCloud that is under the spotlight, with questions over its future coming to the fore. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to Public Address blogger Russell Brown about the future of SoundCloud and the state of music streaming.
This Monday on The Wire, producer Jack Marshall speaks with Tertiary Education Union organiser Shaun Scott about the recently proposed staff cuts at Otago University. Amanda chats to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the Party's AGM and families package announcement. Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt gives us an update on the Papua New Guinea elections for Southern Cross. And Jack talks to Dr Simon Pollard about education, bugs, and junk science.
Otago University is looking to cut around 200 jobs. Producer Jack Marshall spoke to Tertiary Education Union organiser Shaun Scott talking about the proposed staff cuts at Otago University and how this might effect the students and staff.
Science? Bees? Killer insects taking over cockroaches to grow their children inside of? Look no further than Science Simon! Producer Jack Marshall has a yarn with Dr Simon Pollard from the University of Canterbury about fake science, his love of bugs and teaching, and even throws in a couple bad jokes into the mix.
Producer Kelly Enright and reporter Laura Kvigstad talked to Andrew Mackintosh and Nancy Bertler, both from the Antarctic Research Centre. They explain the implications that the one trillion tonne iceberg that calved off the Anarctic Peninsula will have on us, and speculate upon the fate of the remaining Larsen C Ice Shelf.
As the face of journalism changes, media mergers cut jobs and more news organisations maximize clicks, science journalism which can be costly both in time and funds is suffering. In this report Producer Jack Marshall speaks with Dr Doug Ashwell, Associate Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, and Peter Griffin the Director of the Science Media Centre. We also delve deeper into the future of New Zealand's science journalism.
With more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) acquired every day worldwide, there would be huge impacts for potential effective medical treatments. This makes the study by Dr Helen Petousis-Harris all the more powerful with hope for a vaccine in the pipeline. Drug resistance, especially for gonorrhoea, is a major threat to reducing the impact of STI's worldwide. Producer Jack spoke to Dr Petousis-Harris about what her team’s study has found.