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.
Yesterday, Minister Iain Lees-Galloway made two announcements in his two different roles as Minister for Immigration and Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety
The announcements regarded changes to international students post study work rights and Fair Pay Agreements. Lillian Hanly spoke with Iain and started by asking him to lay out the changes to the work rights for international students.
Todays Wire is jam packed, starting off with Dear Science with Allan Blackman, and NZ first party member Jenny Marcroft talking to Lillian about Maori media strategy. Later on in the show we dive into the recent discussion around plastic bags, talking to Green party MP Eugenie Sage about her announcement to ban all plastic bags, aswell as Emily Hunter from Greenpeace about how our society could do more in terms of disposable plastics. Finally we finish off by talking to Iain Lees-Galloway about international students work rights following graduation. Big show. Lots of good content. Listen.
Do free markets camouflage their real cost to our society? Blinded by prices and the so-called free market, Raj Patel says market theory has not only failed, but has also acted as a camouflage for activities that are not about markets at all, and that prices have little correspondence with their value or even their cost. Maria Armoudian discusses how to reshape market societies with Patel.
Tuesday Wire for the 5th of May.
Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult about Housing issues in the district
Conor Knell does an International Piece on the Mexican Elections
Jack Marshalls Green Desk investigates Monarch Butterflies with Jim Early
Camden Howitt from Sustainable Coastlines discusses World Environment Day
Everyday People chats with an young American Bloke in Albert Park
On July 1st, 88 million Mexicans go to the polls in their first election since Donald Trump entered the White House on a wave of Anti-Mexican sentiment. Conor Knell explores the issues Mexico faces and how the leading candidate could cause a historic political upset
Leonard chats to Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult about Air Bnb laws, new appartments being built in the city, and how Queenstown is looking to cope with the growing masses who live and holiday there.
On World Environment Day, Leonard speaks to Camden Howitt from Sustainable Coastlines. Camden discusses what Sustainable Coastlines is all about, and what the organisation plans to do with the $2.7 Million Dollars that they were awarded in funding by the Government this morning.
How does most of what we buy and consume help create wars as well as prop up dictatorships and systems of oppression? How can we change this? Maria Armoudian talks to Leif Wenar about blood oil and consumer choice.
N.B.: TODAY'S WIRE CONTAINS INSTANCE OF POOR JOURNALISTIC PRACTICE.
The views of Miriam Clements were aired in truncated form without the listener being informed of the edit. The opposing views of Councillor Richard Hills were aired unedited. 95bFM does not consider this balanced journalism and wishes to apologise to Ms. Clements and Wire listeners for its error in judgement. 95bFM also wishes to make clear that any referendum on the topic concerned within said interviews would require 400,000 national votes - not votes contained within the North Shore region as potentially insinuated. - P.D.
Should the North Shore become its own country? Aucklander Miriam Clements wants a referendum on the subject. North Shore councillor Richard Hills and Miriam Clements give their thoughts to Stewart.
Kelly checks in with Te Roopu Nahinara National Party MP Jami Lee Ross.
We cross to Rachel McDonald to find out what is happening in Australian news.
Laura talks with Political Commentator, Grant Duncan on the Northcote By Election and got a quick comment from the National Party Candidate Dan Bidois.
And finally, Kelly speaks with Jason Te Kare on his upcoming show Cellfish, and the story he is trying to portray of incarceration and rehabilitation.
Jason Te Kare, a seasoned actor and producer of drama in New Zealand has a beautiful and diverse background which he brings to his art. Kelly chats to him about his upcoming show, Cellfish, and the research and personal experience that was involved in the formation of the work.