Ximena Smith and producer Adam Jacobson bring you bFM's daily News & Current Affairs show, including including Dear Science with various smart people, including AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of News, Current Affairs and views through the bFM lens.
A recently-recovered perpetual student, Ximena has somehow found time to host The Wire, juggling it with her day job - bFM's News & Editorial Director. Ximena loves a bit of the latest tech & media news but is up for reporting on anything & everything newsworthy.
Join Host Tess and Producer Joel in your Friday Wire as they talk about a press conference following the release of Nicky Har-gers book ‘Hit and Run’.An interview with Alex Kazaglis, the usual Radio Adelaide’s Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australian news and much more...
Dr Brian Greene is professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, an annual week-long series of seminars and panel discussions that has taken place in New York since 2008 (loads of those panel discussions are available to watch here)
Ahead of his live talk this Sunday - A Time Travelers Tale - Dr Greene spoke to Hugh Sundae about string theory and science in the age of Trump.
A "secret" Ruatoria hemp trial planted in December is ready for harvest, and this Friday the community can come and smell, touch, smoke the plant, and learn what all the hype is about. Last year Hikurangi Enterprises secured a licence from the Ministry of Health to establish a small trial crop of industrial hemp in Ruatoria this growing season. The possibilities for industrial hemp include foodstuffs, health products, textiles and as a housing solution. Thursday Wire producer Jess Smith spoke to Manu Caddie from Hikurangi Enterprises this morning, to learn more about the trial, and began by asking about the uses of hemp.
A National Party representative is calling for the return of corporal punishment in schools after a gang of teenages wreaked havoc over the weekend in the small Far North town of Kaikohe. The gang, which consisted of children as young as 11, robbed a liquor store and vandalised a petrol station. But the Chair of the National Party's Kaikohe branch, Alan Price, says the underlying reasons for such youth disobedience is down to a lack of physical discipline, even going as far as saying it's a form of child abuse not to raise children with discipline. 95bFM reporter Adam Jacobson speaks with Julia Ioane, a Clinical psychologist who specialises in the area of youth justice, child behaviour and youth mental health about the subject, to really find out if there is any scientific backing to the calls for a return to physical discipline in the school system.