Mack Smith and producer 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.
Mack Smith is studying journalism at AUT and started volunteering at 95bFM near the end of 2016. A pro-gamer retiree, he now spends his time contemplating real-world applications of HBO's The Newsroom.
It appears a “generational divide” is opening up within the Green Party. Is the younger generation of candidates potentially getting held back, while long-term members are unwilling to step down? 95bFM’s Adam Jacobson speaks with Newshub political journalist Lloyd Burr about the reasons behind the possible chasm that’s forming between the young and the old.
A new survey has revealed New Zealand journalists are working more hours and are under increasing work pressures in the news room. The survey also found that women journalists are getting paid less than men for the same work, despite making up the majority of the workforce. Ximena speaks to leader of the study and head of Massey’s Journalism school, James Hollings, about the research.
The DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge is an initiative to bring more diversity to the tech and digital industries across New Zealand. The Challenge aims to bring to light some of the best, young Māori entrepreneurs around, giving them a platform in which to express and develop their business plans. 95bFM’s Adam Jacobson chats with the General Manager Economic Growth at Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development, Patrick McVeigh, about what the initiative is all about.
This week, Ximena and Adam spoke about the DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge, gender disparities in journalism, the Green Party's "generational divide", a new advocacy group for people with disabilities, and Bill English's drug test comments.
This Monday, Prime Minister Bill English made an assertion that employers are struggling to hire New Zealand workers due to a large numbers failing drug tests in their applications. Although he admitted the evidence was anecdotal, he said it partly helped to justify record immigration numbers. 95bFM’s Adam Jacobson speaks to Council of Trade Unions president Richard Wagstaff about the topic.
Pill testing kits are often hailed as the solution to reducing drug harm - especially at music festivals, but are they really the ultimate solution? Probably not. bFM reporter Pearl Little investigates.
The Kindness Institute is an Auckland based group that runs classes about mindfulness, meditation, yoga, stress management & emotional intelligence to help vulnerable people develop positive relationships and live meaningful lives. The programme extends to the needs of vulnerable youth in mainstream & alternative education primarily in south and central Auckland as well as in Women’s Prisons. bFM reporter Pearl Little speaks to founder Kristina Cavit about her work.