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.
A report on the New Zealand Nurses Organisation going on strike on Thursday 12th July for 24 hours. This report follows why the nurses are going on strike, covers the pay offers, their plan for patients and what the nurses are demanding from the District Health Board.
After two decades of never on, never off conflict, neighboring countries Ethiopia and Eritrea have taken a historic step towards long-lasting peace. Initiated by recently appointed Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed, the peace would bring economic relief and social stability to both sides.
Our producer Lisa Boudet delves into the roots of the conflict, and what the future holds for both parties.
The Kaipara Community Association was formed recently as a form of protest against Tegel’s proposal to build the country’s largest chicken farm on a flood plain site in Northland. Jon Walker is a member, so Mary-Margaret spoke to him about the grounds on which his association is against the proposal.
Changes have come to New Zealand’s music charts. With the advent of streaming, music markets around the world are looking for new and innovative ways to calculate their charts and display the most popular music of the week. New Zealand is no different and Recorded Music NZ have introduced two new charts called the Hot Singles and Hot NZ Singles. These are new charts designed to show what tracks are becoming more popular and gaining a following week to week. Sam Smith spoke to Recorded Music NZ’s General Data Manager Paul Kennedy about the changes.
It’s Wire Worry Week and we are focusing on refugees and the problems they are facing. Mary-Margaret talks to journalist and political commentator Tracey Barnett. Sam talks to Paul Kennedy from Recorded Music NZ about the recent changes to the NZ Music Charts. In his international segment this week, Conor looks into the rescue for the football team trapped in a cave in Thailand. Our greendesk friend Jack Marshall talks about bumble bees. Finally, Mary-Margaret asks the Kaipara Community Association about their opposition to a proposed Tegel Chicken Farm.
Tracey Barnett is a journalist and political commentator, who has done extensive work on New Zealand’s refugee quota and integration system. Mary-Margaret spoke to her firstly about some goings on in Italy recently, before we brought the conversation back home to Aotearoa.
This week on the Greendesk, Jack Marshall has a chat with Dr. S. Hollis Woodard, Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, about new research into bumble bees.
This week on the International Desk, Conor interviews Bangkok based former bFM-er Ethan McAuley about the cave rescue in Northern Thailand. Ethan outlines developments so far as well as the general feeling amongst the Thai public