Laura Kvigstad and producers Stewart Sowman-Lund and Jennifer-Rose Tamati bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Sam Smith, and a chat with National Party MP Amy Adams.
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.
Organise Aotearoa is a new socialist organisation that aims to ‘take back power for ordinary, working people.’ They plan to hold hui over the next few months to speak to people about the issues affecting them before launching a full programme. Lachlan spoke with James Roberts from Organise Aotearoa.
Oscar Perress talks to Julie Chapman, of KidsCan, about poverty, in particular period poverty and access to sanitary products in Aotearoa. We also discuss the importance of ending the socio-economic causes that enable and breed period poverty rather than just providing temporary solutions.
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is hosting a roundtable on a Just Transition to a zero emissions economy. The roundtable will include representatives from business, unions, environmental groups and government. They will try to figure out how New Zealand can prepare and secure a fair and democratic transition away from fossil fuels.
Our producer Ella talks to Sam Huggard the National Secretary at the Council of Trade Unions about the very current necessity of this roundtable.
The Post Primary Teachers' Association has rejected an offer from the government to, amongst other things, increase the pay of secondary teachers by roughly 9% over three years. Some delegates, who voted against the offer, have called it "insulting".
On the other side, Ministry for Education Christ Hipkins considers the union's claim of a 15% pay rise to be "out of the ballpark".
While the negotiations are still underway, the shortage of teachers and their increasing workload is destabilising a vital profession.
Host Lisa Boudet talks to the union's president, Jack Boyle, about the current and looming challenges the secondary teaching field faces.
The FBI’s investigation of sexual assault allegations laid against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh has begun, and will continue until the end of this week. Mary-Margaret spoke to political commentator Tracey Barnett about the importance of paying attention to attacks that take place during people’s high school experiences. We do not detail assault in this story, but we do bring into question the rhetoric of victim blaming, so as a warning: to anyone who may find that language distressing - it is explicitly referenced at one point.
The Green Party launched a social support campaign on Sunday, and Ben is talking to co-leader Marama Davidson about what this entails.
In America, the FBI has until Friday to investigate Dr Christine Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - Mary-Margaret talks to commentator Tracey Barnett about the importance of MeToo extending to cases that happened in high school.
An earthquake hit Indonesia yesterday and Conor is giving us a report on the situation.
It’s Tuvalu Language Week and Justin is speaking to Sagaan Malua, the Secretary of the Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust
And finally, for the Green Desk this week, we have a chat with Forest and Bird about saving Russell State Forest.
This week, Conor talks about the recent earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. We talk about where the island is, who lives there, how it makes its money and why Indonesia's disaster recovery process is not fulfilling the needs of survivors