Kelly Enright and producer Laura Kvigstad 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.
Today on the Wire, we deliver you a packed full Friday show of news and political commentary:
First up, producer Conor caught up with Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland Law Department. Kelsey updated us on the recent developments in negotiations of the TPP, and discussed possible motivations for states to pursue or reject the deal. National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross chats about the discussions occurring around the TPP agreements in Manila, and Kelly challenges some of National's views on the matter. They then talk about cabinet committees and the first week of a Labour parliament. Producer Laura talks with Rail and Maritime Transport Union Spokesperson, John Kerr, about a petition to Auckland Transport on the cutting of staff on trains and buses. Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: Australian Labor MP Sam Dastyari was ambushed in a pub and attacked with racist comments. The Victorian disability minister urgently intervened to remove a man with a profound intellectual disability from prison. And finally, further controversy around the legislation of same-sex marriage. Producer Laura then talks with the Sustainability Manager at Reclaim, Peter Ralph, about recycling week and the efforts to raise awareness around the importance of recycling.
Producer Conor caught up with Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland Law Department. Kelsey updated us on the recent developments in negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, and discussed possible motivations for states to pursue or reject the deal.
Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide.
Australian Labor MP Sam Dastyari was ambushed in a pub and attacked with racist comments. The Victorian disability minister urgently intervened to remove a man with a profound intellectual disability from prison. And finally, further controversy around the legislation of same-sex marriage.
Professor John Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government, media and the financial system. He has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the International Monetary Fund and as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister. He is the former Leader of the Federal Opposition in Australia. In February 2014, Professor Hewson joined the Australian National University as Professor and Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute.
Harry spoke with Hewson ahead of his speech at the University of Auckland on "The overlapping economic challenges and geo-political changes and tensions make the global economic scene riskier and more unpredictable than at any time since the late 1960s". They also took time to chat about NZ's economic place in the world, and the potential implications of the TPPA for this part of the world.
Lachlan spoke with Shadow Leader of the House Simon Bridges about the confusion over the election of Trevor Mallard to speaker. He also spoke with Dr Stephen Winter from the University of Auckland about the role of select committees and what significance the increase in seats from 96 to 108 will have.
Today on the show we are joined by National MP Simon Bridges who talks us through all the drama at the opening of our 52nd Government. Lachlan speaks with Steven Winter from Auckland University Politics Department on the week’s events in the house. We are then joined by Dr Liam Martin from the school of cultural and social studies at the University of Victoria, talking about the developments at Waikeria Prison, and Harry speaks with Professor John Hewson on his thoughts that the current global political economic scene is riskier and more unpredictable than any other time since the late 1960s, ahead of his speech at the University of Auckland tomorrow night. Finaly Ben takes us back to this day in history in 1989 when the Berlin Wall met its demise.
Lachlan spoke with Dr Liam Martin from the Victoria university of Wellington about the proposed "mega prison" that will possibly start construction next year in Waikato. They also discussed the state of prisons in Aotearoa more generally, and why we have such a large prison population.
We have Tracey for another week! Tracey is currently in the state opening of parliament I believe but I spoke with her earlier this morning and we talked about the incident in parliament yesterday, and what NZ First is thinking about the TPPA-11