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.
Debbie Abbas of Palestine Solidarity NZ, explains to Kelly what the current conditions for many Palestinians trapped along the Gaza Strip are like. Debbie calls upon the government for more acknowledgement and action toward the human oppression.
The Golden Dawn Tavern of Power was an Auckland music venue that many listeners would be familiar with. It has had hundreds if not thousands of local and international acts through its doors, surprising Ponsonby crowds with established, unknown, and unusual acts. Before the bar closed last month, veteran sound engineer Bob Frisbee made it his task to produce and direct a concert documentary recording every single act that performed since the start of the year. 95bFM reporter and camera operator on the doco, Joel Thomas spoke to Bob about the documentary and its significance in Auckland music.
Producer Laura Kvigstad talks to Bill Mackay, a university of Aucland architecture lecturer who has a unique focus on urban planning. He spells out what the future of transport could look like for Kiwis as well as the future of our cities may become.
For this Worry Week on the Wire we're looking at public transport. The Regional Fuel Tax ammendment bill was introduced to parliament late last month. The bill aims to raise funds for public transport infrastructures and will begin in Auckland. Jemima spoke to Ricardo Menendez March, spokesperson for Auckland Action Against Pverty about the increased fuel tax and what effect it will have on the poor.
On this week's Wire, Lachlan speaks with former Elam student Rachel Ashby about the University’s proposal to close the Fine Arts Library. Then Neutral Corner returns on America’s response to a reported chemical attack in Syria. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their weekly chat where they discuss the crises in the human rights tribunal and family court system and the purchase of land at Poroti . Our wire worry week topic is public transport and Jemima chats to Ricardo Menendez March about the government’s proposed fuel tax. Finally, this day in history looks at the first successful human space flight in 1961.
The University of Auckland has announced it will be reviewing its library and learning services with staff cuts and several libraries closing likely. They’ve been criticised for their lack of consultation during the process with many staff and students left in the dark. Lachlan spoke with former Elam student Rachel Ashby about the possible closure of the Fine Arts Library and why the library is so important.