Laura Kvigstad and producer Louis Laws bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Zoe Kounadis, This Day in History with Ben Goldson and a chat with National Party MP Denise Lee.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Laura Kvigstad is a student at the University of Auckland, and fell in love with journalism in her second year of studying. She was born in Taupo but raised in Canada (hence the accent) and every New Years she takes a road trip to discover a new spot. Laura enjoys a good political debate and hearing various perspectives people have on the world.
Sam speaks with prison abolitionist Emilie Rakete of People Against Prisons Aotearoa about matters concerning policing in Aotearoa from the enforcement of lockdown to the trials of armed police squads.
Following the National Party's call for a full reinstatement of 90 Day Trial Periods in employment law, Jemima speaks to National Party workplace relations spokesperson, Dan Bidois, and E Tū Senior National Industrial Officer, Paul Tolich, about the issue.
Sam talks to People Against Prisons Aotearoa's Emilie Rākete about a number of issues around policing in Aotearoa, including a discussion on a potential bias in the enforcement of the Level 4 lockdown restrictions.
Louis speaks to New Zealand Council of Retail Property chairperson Campbell Barbour about the government's lifeline for businesses with commercial leases.
We play another segment of Lillian's investigation into whiteness and white fragility in Aotearoa. Dr Rose Black, a community psychologist, comments on MP Judith Collins' statement that she is sick of being demonised for her ethnicity.
The National Party's workplace relations and safety spokesperson Dan Bidios has made a call that 90 Day Trials should be fully reinstated to give employers more confidence in hiring following the economic fall out of Covid-19. Jemima speaks to Dan Bidois and E Tū Union's National Industrial Officer, Paul Tolich, about 90 Day Trials and whether a full reinstatement of the scheme is in the best interests of the employer and the employee.
With crews for Avatar 2 arriving in New Zealand earlier this week, it’s worth looking back at the government’s complicated relationship with Hollywood and the bill that’s currently going through parliament. Felix Walton gave a little bit of a rundown.
Justin Wong spoke to former National MP and head of the government's Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group Chester Borrows about the Armed Police trials, after Radio New Zealand and Newshub found it did not consult Maori and were not used to tackle seious crime.