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.
The Arabian Gulf state Yemen is currently experiencing crises on two fronts. A devastating cholera outbreak and an ongoing civil war. However, are they forgotten about in a region that dominates international news coverage? Reporter Sam Smith filed this report.
With the death toll from the Grenfell tower fire expected to rise further, representatives of the building industry are voicing concern about whether quality control standards in NZ are fit for purpose.
Producer Ben talks to a spokesperson for the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation, Graham Burke.
At New Zealand's first bush school, students learn to kill and cook rabbits and possums in a classroom free environment. The school opened earlier this year near Clevedon and currently has eight students aged four to 14. Co-founder Joey Moncarz has taken a "rewilding" approach to education, where kids form a deeper connection with nature and are free to roam: "Rewilding also involves recognising that humans are, at their core, gatherers and hunters". Producer Reuben McLaren speaks to Deep Green Bush School's co-founder Joey Moncarz about the new school.
Two weeks ago marked 50 years since the Israeli occupation of Palestine began. Two weeks ago we spoke to Jewish anti-occupation group Dayenu about the occupation. Today, bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks with Palestinian Nadia Filistin to hear her experience of the occupation.
Today on the show producer Ben Goldson speaks to spokesperson for the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation Graham Burke about quality control standards. We have Pacific Cooperation Foundation's journalism interns Shivika and Linda live in studio for Southern Cross. We have Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei to talk about the anti-smacking law and contesting the Nelson seat. We talk to Palestinian Nadia Filistin about the Israeli occupation. Finally producer Reuben McClaren speaks to the co-founder and head teacher of The Deep Green Bush School Joey Moncarz.
This week, Tess, Katie and Kelly chat National MP Brett Hudson instead of Jami Lee Ross this week about Todd Barclay, Kelly chats to Sandra Murry from NZPSC about the new tyre initiative. Katie chats to Tania Papal'i from the DHB and Rebecca Hooker from RAID about the event in Kataia to ignite conversations around mental health. 95bFM reporter Krisite Waugh chats to Marama Fox about #outintheopen, another initiative targeting mental health and suicide prevention. And of course we have our weekly chat with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australia news. All this on the Friday Wire - check out the podcast here.
Saturday 24th of June marks the beginning of The Hīnātore / Light of Hope hui, a Kaitaia event which aims to promote conversation about mental health struggles in Northland youth. The hui is organised by the Muriwhenua branch of Ngāti Hine Health Trust youth suicide prevention group named Responding to All In Distress in conjunction with Northland DHB. 95bFM reporter Katie Doyle spoke to co-facilitators of the event Tania Papal'i and Rebecca Hooker about te Hinatore.
The Ministry of Maori Development in conjunction with suicide prevention groups have released their last round of videos called #outintheopen. The videos urge young Maori to speak openly about their struggles with mental health and reinforce the importance of taking suicidal feelings seriously. 95bFM reporter Kristie Waugh speaks to Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox about where the programme started and what she hopes will be achieved.
Environment Minister Nick Smith’s tyre recycling initiative invests $19 million to Golden Bay Cement in Northland for equipment to incinerate tyres for fuel, and $6.4 million to create a nationwide tyre collection service and shredding facilities. 95bFM reporter Kelly Enright talks to Sandra Murray from the New Zealand Product Stewardship Council about whether this really is a positive initiative.