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.
29 years after the Tiananmen Square protests resulted in thousands dead, Conor looks at the state of human rights in China today and how New Zealand can reconcile criticising how its biggest trading partner treats its own people
Today on the Wire:
Leonard speaks to Terry Foote about the new electronic busses in Christchurch
Conor goes in depth on China, with the 29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests
Jack does the Green Desk w Shane Jones, the discuss 1 billion trees being planted
Will and Oscar do a report about the Three Strikes Law
Annora graces the Everday People segment
Oscar Peres speaks to Emily Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about the pros and cons of the Three Strikes Law and what impact it has on our corrections system and the communities who see high rates of crime
Mary-Margaret talks to the Vice-President of Auckland University’s Student Union about the membership of eight uni executives at the expensive Northern Club. We check in with Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about how they did in the Northcote by-election, and prison reform. Lillian Hanly talks to the Mental Health Foundation about the language media uses in suicide coverage. Is it appropriate? Damian Rowe speaks to Forest and Bird chief executive Kevin Hague about fishing skippers avoiding legal MPI obligations. And finally Lillian talks to Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta about the digitization of a number of historic Māori magazines from the 1970s and 80s.
Following immense backlash from the student body about proposed closures of 4 libraries that belong to the Arts faculties, it has been found that Auckland University executives have spent almost $40,000 in 4 years on eight memberships at the Northern Club. Vice Chancellor Stuart McCucheon says the memberships are worthwhile because they host functions that raise funds for the university. However, Auckland University Student Association doesn’t understand why they need expensive membership to have those kinds of meetings, and say that it's absolutely inappropriate to spend that kind of money when the university is quoting tight financial constraints as a justification for cutting libraries and entire language programs. Mary-Margaret spoke to vice-president Jessica Palaret about the student union’s thoughts.
For our weekly Greens chat, Mary-Margaret spoke to co-leader Marama Davidson. She asked about their party’s Rebeka Jaung who ran for the Northcote seat in the by-election over the weekend. They then talked about the pressing situations in prisons in Aotearoa, and legislative reform for this situation.
Sophia Graham is the Communications and Marketing Manager for the Mental Health Foundation of NZ. The Foundation has been concerned about the way suicide has been reported in the news recently, particularly following two high profile people taking their lives. Lillian Hanly spoke to Sophia regarding the issues that have come up and how broadcasters can better talk about this issue.
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