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.
Co-leader of the Green Party, Marama Davidson, gave Jemima an update on Green Party issues. They talked about Green Party's opinion on the nurse's strike last week, the government's plan to buydefence force aircrafts and the mining exploration in the Taranaki Marine sanctuary.
KiwiRail recently signed the CEO Climate Change statement despite its plans to replace the current fleet of EF class electric locomotives with DL class diesel trains. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Rail and Maritime Transport Union general Secretary, Wayne Butson about the issue
Over the weekend 14 translocated kōkako were released on Mount Pirongia. The birds have been released after the intensive conservation efforts of the Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society. Jemima spoke with the Chair of this soceity, Claire St Pierre, about the conservation effort and the release.
First up on the Wire, Jemima spoke with co-leader of the Green Party, Marama Davidson, who gives us an update on the party. Damian then speaks to Russel Norman about permitted mining exploration at the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary. Bailley spoke to LGNZ president Dave Cull about decentralisation in local government. Damian then heard from the Rail and Maritime Transport Union general secretary, Wayne Butson, about replacing electric locomotives with diesel trains. Finally, Jemima speaks with Claire St Pierre about the release of kōkako on Mount Pirongia.
Hacking, fake news, and paid trolls have become more common over the last few years, with many internal and external forces attempting to corrupt, or at least influence, both information online and what makes the news. Chris Tenove and Jennifer Forestal discuss whether these phenomena are destroying democracy with Maria Armoudian.
Single-use plastic straws are steadily getting banned due to their impact on our seas and coastline. But some people, such as those living with disabilities need these straws in their day-to-day life. Angus Coker Grant spoke to Dr. Esther Woodbury from Disabled Persons Assembly about the alternatives and including people with disabilities in the conversation.
Kath's Devine Cakes in Warkworth refused to serve a same sex couple due to their beliefs. Laura Kvigstad conducts a report and brings the subject to the room to discuss with Kelly, Jen and the help of our brilliant bFM listeners.