Lillian Hanly and producer Sherry Zhang bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Dear Sciencethanks toMOTATwith AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman or Marcus Jones and our regular chat with Fletcher Tabuteau from New Zealand First.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a critical look at the exclusive-ness of the 'Kiwi bloke', and is now the News Director at 95bFM after volunteering since early 2014. In her spare time she'll be catching up on reading all the Noam Chomsky and Charles W. Mills books she wasn't able to in the past 5 five years of tertiary education, trying to make her second documentary film and lifeguarding at Bethells Beach. Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi a Lillian, he wahine Pākehā nō Aotearoa, Lillian is Pākehā and her first language is Māori. This upbringing highly influences the way she tells stories on the radio.
Sherry speaks to The Opportunities Party new leader Geoff Simmons on TOP'S relaunch with next year's election, former leader Gareth Morgan’s influence, and what an evidence based policy structure looks like.
On the Wire today Lachlan speaks with Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier about his report into the conditions at Ngawha prison. Southern Cross is back to give us all the updates on what’s happening across the Pacific. Green Party co-leader James Shaw joins us to discuss the blue economy, mental health funding, and what it’s like being a small party in government. Finally, Sherry speaks with The opportunities leader Geoff Simmons about the relaunch of TOP and how they’re going to shake the legacy of Gareth Morgan.
Ngawha prison is a former maximum security facility that now houses many prisoners who are on remand awaiting trial. They recently had a surprise inspection from the Office of the Ombudsman, which found a number of faults with how the prison is being run, including issues around prisoner privacy and lack of rehabilitative programmes. Lachlan spoke with Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier about the report.
While water is a basic human right, some three billion people face water scarcity and some countries are running out of water. Maria Armoudian explores the realities of water with Barbara Cosens and Rick Hogeboom.
It's a packed Thursday Wire this week! Host Stewart Sowman-Lund is joined in studio by Deb, Mary-Margaret and Justin. This week:
Newshub’s Patrick Gower has a new doco coming out… all about weed. He talks to Mary-Margaret first up.
Then, staying on the topic… Ross Bell from the Drug Foundation is here.
After that, National’s Judith Collins breaks down the KiwiBuild reset from an Opposition perspective.
Then, Internal Affairs has been providing funding to anti-abortion charities’ counselling services through their Community Organisations Grants scheme. Deb chats to Terry Bellamak, National President of ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa.
Plus - Brexit is crumbling… even more than thought possible. Justin explains what is happening in the UK.
And finally… Neighbourhood Watch catches us up on Aussie news from the last week.
All that plus another Poll Position and texter feedback. It's The Thursday Wire and it's wired!