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.
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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 today's Wire, Lachlan and Oscar bring you a special report on lime scooters. Community Garden looks at Hubzero, speaking with Tara. Andrew Little joins us for his regular chat, this week discussing prisoner voting rights and Pike River mine re-entry. Finally, Ben brings us This Day in History on the Ango-Irish Agreement of 1985.
Laura O’Connell Rapira is the director of Action Station which is an independent, crowdfunded, community campaigning organisation. Recently, the organisation created a programme called Tauiwi Tautoko which gave non-Māori, or tauiwi, the opportunity to undergo training in order to be able to combat racism toward tangata Māori online. Lillian Hanly spoke with Laura about the programme, as well as Kate Collyns who was a volunteer on the programme.
Last week the United States held their midterm elections with the Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives while the Republicans retained control of the Senate. But what does the outcome of these elections mean for international relations? Doug Becker speaks with Pam Chasek, Amy Eckert, and Brent Sasley about the results and the implications for issues such as US border policy and US-Russia relations.