Kelly Enright and producers Laura Kvigstad and Conor Mercer bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding, and a chat with National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Kelly Enright is an AUT Communications student, with a flair for investigative journalism and social justice. She lived in Melbourne for 2 years, occasionally packing her backpack for a few months at a time to venture further north of the equator. Kelly loves chatting with people over black coffee and eating peanut butter from the jar.
New plans are in progress to reopen the main tunnel that runs under Albert Park. Bill Reid is hoping to open the tunnel as a walking and cycleway connecting Victoria Street to Parnell. Sam Smith spoke to Reid about the project.
A new report into the so-called Unfortunate Experiment carried out on women at National Women's Hospital between the 1960s and 1980s has been released. Laura Kvigstad spoke to one of the co-author's Professor Ron Jones.
This Wire Worry Week: Pride. Mary-Margaret spoke to Frances Arns, who was appointed Executive Director of Rainbow Youth last September. She told us about Rainbow Youth’s plans for 2018 in a New Zealand where the LGBTIQI community still faces problems every day.
Lillian Hanly speaks to First Nations woman Sarah Hunt about missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada
They also discuss the recent acquittal of Gerard Stanley who had admitted shooting Colten Boushie. Boushie was shot after he and his friends allegedly popped a tyre and sought help on Stanley's farm. The case has been desribed as "The Rodney King of western Canada".
For Wire Worry Week: Pride! Drag queens! Mary-Margaret spoke to Leidy Lei, a fledgling drag queen, about being a newcomer to Auckland's drag scene. Her debut performace is this Friday (the 23rd of February, 2018) in this month’s Drag Wars competition: 350 K Rd, 8pm, $10 on the door. Go watch and vote for Leidy Lei and have a bloody good time!
This week for Wire Worry Week we focused on LGBTI issues and spoke to the Executive Director of Rainbow Youth. We also looked at the plans to reopen the Albert Park tunnels, a new exhibition looking at South Auckland music, the unfortunate experiment and lots more.
Catherine Delahunty, former Green Party MP, is a self-proclaimed activist and troublemaker. She has been with the party since 1999. Now, she's putting on a show with producer Julie Zhu at the Q Theatre called Question Time Blues that looks at her time in Parliament through a comedic and hearltfelt performance. Delahunty spoke with Lillian Hanly who started by asking why she stepped down.
Kelly spoke with Geoff Reid, environmental activist and photographer, who is calling for a property developer that is building a gated community in Karepiro Bay to step down from his position on the board of Te Papa. Geoff explains the degradation that is occuring in the Okura marine reserve because of the malpractice surrounding the construction and environmental consideration.