Laura Kvigstad and producer Louis Laws bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Zoe Kounadis, This Day in History with Ben Goldson and a chat with National Party MP Denise Lee.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Laura Kvigstad is a student at the University of Auckland, and fell in love with journalism in her second year of studying. She was born in Taupo but raised in Canada (hence the accent) and every New Years she takes a road trip to discover a new spot. Laura enjoys a good political debate and hearing various perspectives people have on the world.
On Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, scientists discover the Universe's first molecule, a more efficient way to produce Ammonia, and we talk about the recent Flat Earth Society conference.
We have NZ First back on the show after a bit of a hiatus, Lillian Hanly catches up with Fletcher Tabuteau about the Christchurch terror attacks and the Capital Gains Tax announcement recently.
The Women’s Self-Defence Network Wahine Toa was hosting a free self defence session for refugee and migrant women and other marginalised genders along with free lunch and childcare. LIllian speaks with Vivian Chandra from the Women’s Self-Defence Network Wahine Toa to find out more about the event and discuss why it is important for women to know self-defence.
The full show podcast for the Tuesday Wire for the 30th of April, 2019. This week we discuss Active transport, First Fridays and Sudan. A huge thank you to everyone who spoke to us and helped make this show happen.
What is the Code Economy? And what does it have to do with the future of work? Some people argue that machines will take over jobs, while others argue that perhaps humanity will reinvent work in a way that’s more aligned with what it means to be human. Maria Armoudian discusses these questions with Philip Auerswald.
A recent report was released into the conditions of three prisons by the Office of the INspectorate (Corrections), finding low staffing numbers were straining conditions. These are different from the independent Ombudsman’s reports that have been coming out in recent years, and have been quite critical of prisons in Aotearoa. The report highlighted the difficulty facing mental health facilities, overcrowding, and violence in prisons. Last week some corrections officers called for prisoners who assault them to have their sentences extended I spoke with Dr Liam Martin from Victoria University about the report and corrections officers.
On Wednesday the 1st of May the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) will hold a hui at Waipapa marae called "Zero Tolerance?". The hui aims to focus discussion around experiences of discrimination, harassment and bullying at the University of Auckland to determine how the university can build a stronger, more effective policy against these issues. This comes in the wake of white supremacist groups appearing on campus and many students feeling like this is not properly addressed by the university.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Auckland University Students Association Education Vice President, George Barton, regarding white supremacy at the University of Auckland campus. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan talks to Doctor Liam Martin from the University of Victoria about a recent report into prisons and calls for prisoners that assault prison officers to have their sentences extended. Finally, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader, James Shaw, about the impact of the tourism industry on greenhouse gas emissions.