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.
Wire host Conor speaks with Associate Professor Rebecca Campbell, of the Uiversity of Otago. Rebecca is at the forefront of very exciting findings related to Polycystic Ovary Research. Her team has found promising results in a pre-clinical setting, which could bolster research in new directions. Her team is now coordinated with Sweedish clinicians to further reseach in a clinical environment.
Auckland Mayor Phill Goff’s proposed a 10c levy on every litre of petrol to pay for significant changes to transport has been backed by Labour. The first reading of the regional fuel tax bill happened in Parliament at the end of March, and it will now move to a select committee. Mary-Margaret talked to councillor Richard Hills about what this tax will do for our transport system, and where Mayor Goff’s goal for a fuel tax came from.
Reuben McLaren speaks to newly elected Green Party co-lear Marama Davidson about what her leadership will mean for the party, how the Greens will hold the government to account and what is to be made from Immigration New Zealand’s alleged racial profiling.
Lucy Austin finds out about New Zealand's prospects with Brexit on the horizon and what it could mean for trade and our economy. She has a chat to trade, finance and economic development minister David Parker.
It’s Wire Worry Week and we’re focussing on public transport. Mary-Margaret speaks to Auckland Councillor Richard Hills about the regional fuel tax and what it will do for the transport system.
Lastly, we have The Southern Cross with Jean Bell in studio where we’ll get a run down on the big stories from the Asia pacific Region.
Reuben McLaren has a chat to the new Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about what her leadership will mean for the party, how the Greens will hold the government to account and what is to be made from Immigration New Zealand’s alleged racial profiling.
Producer Will talks to director of Auckland secondary school center Sharon Fernee about the increasing issues being faced by Activity schools in regards to mental health issues. The schools act as a place where students who are seen to be at risk or have learning difficulties can go to get more support, but as Fernee says, the support being supplied is becoming hard to undertake.
Kelly chatted to Duncan Greive, founder and managing editor of The Spinoff, about the progression of his crowdfunding campaign to support longform investigative journalism in new Zealand. He tells us why this kind of journalism is of critical importance.