Lillilan Hanly and producers Lisa Boudet and Leah Garcia-Purves bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Dear Science with AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman and our regular chat with Tracey Martin 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 wannabe exposé on John Key, and is now the News Director at bFM 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.
Storms and fires are on the rise, in both quantity and severity, bringing disastrous consequences to lives and livelihoods. How do we deal with the storms, particularly with the loss of power? Maria Armoudian talks to Steve Matthewman and Julie MacArthur from the University of Auckland.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk about sunscreen, and two great female scientists: one is a New Zealand astronomer, the other an English Chemist.
For our usual segment with the New Zealand First party, Harry talks to Internal affairs and associate education minister, Tracey Martin.
On Wire worry week, two topics: first we have chosen to re play producer Pearl Little’s interview with Adam Winstock, a London based consultant psychiatrist, addiction medicine specialist and the founder of the Global Drug Survey.
Ad Lisa also spoke with Chris Fowlie from the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, about the medicinal cannabis bill.
This week, our theme is Substance use, abuse, legislation and policy. We look into the Global Drug survey, the largest of its kind in the world.
The research seeks information about people's experiences of drug use, regardless of the legal status of the substance, so that data can be collected and shared with the public.
95bFM reporter Pearl spoke to Adam Winstock, a London based consultant psychiatrist, addiction medicine specialist and the founder of the Global Drug Survey, about what he hopes to achieve with the research project.
While the Health Select Committee is finalising its report on the Medicinal Cannabis Government Bill as we speak, the National Party has announced its intention to drop its support, instead putting a member’s bill in the ballot under MP Shane Reti’s name. National Party Leader Simon Bridges said he would not support an “un thought-through bill”, even though the opposition stood for the government bill in its first reading.
I talked to the Chris Fowlie, the spokesperson of the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and asked whether he was surprised by National’s support withdrawal, and what it meant for the future.
It is no secret New Zealand has one of the highest suicide rates in the OECD and one in seven people will experience a major depressive episode in their life at some point. In these statistics men, in particular, are over-represented and for years the subject of mental health and opening up has been somewhat of a taboo subject for males. A group of university students have decided to change this. They have started a group called Mana For Men and are aiming to raise awareness around men’s mental health and encourage blokes to open up about their feelings. Sam Smith spoke to one of the founders Louis Laws.
On the International Desk, Conor looks at the upcoming Zimbabwe general election and the unique circumstances surrounding it. He delves into the historical events that have led up to this moment and why after so many years of white minority rule and Mugabe-era brutality, Zimbabwe looks set to turn over a new leaf
Sam speaks to two uni students who have started ‘Mana for Men’, a collective for young men facing depression or anxiety where the group trains to run a marathon. In Conor’s international segment this week he’s looking into the Zimbabwe election. It’s Wire Worry Week and we’re focusing on substance use, abuse and legislation: Pearl Little speaks to Adam Winstock about music festival pill testing. And Oscar’s doing the green desk this week, he speaks to Dr Elvira Dommisse about the cycle of food production in Aotearoa.
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists have released an article raising concerns about how poverty is incresingly affecting child health. Jemima spoke with MidCentral DHB paediatrician, Jeff Brown, about this concern and what needs to be done to prevent serious health conditions impacting New Zealand children.
A survey has been released by Salvation Army revealed that 10 percent of those who were surveyed were using an oven for heating and 45 percent went without heating. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Salvation Army spokesperson Jono Bell about the survey and its findings.
This week on the Monday Wire we had a very full show! Bailley began by speaking with Rebecca Occleston from the Beneficiary Advisory Service about Simon Bridge's comment on beneficiaries not meeting obligations. Damian talked to Financial Services Federation's, Lyn McMorran, about a proposed government forum for vehicle accessibility. Jemima then spoke with Ricardo Menendéz March from AAAP about the proposed Manukau Transport Centre homless shelter. Bailley interviewed the head of research at OCnsumer New Zealand, Jessica Wilson, about the Commerce Commission's law suit against Wilson Parking. Then Damian talked with the spokesperson for the Salvation Army, Jono Bell, about the organisation's survey on heating homes in winter. Finally, Jemima spoke with paediatrician Dr Jeff Brown about the impact of poverty on child health. Whew!