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.
A report by the Otago Legal Issue Centre has found a significant gap in the accessibility of legal services in Aotearoa. Those who can’t afford a private lawyer, which can cost on Average $300 per hour, are struggling to get civil legal aid due to a lack of lawyers and strict eligibility criteria. Lachlan spoke with centre director Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin about the report.
Big, bold changes are being rolled out for NCEA level 1. The NCEA Review is developing new changes to help high school leavers, be better prepared for life after high school.The NCEA Review will look at helping students develop the right skills they need for worklife as well as developing critical thinking. The launch of this review is also accompanied with the announcement of an NCEA competition, ‘Make your Mark’, to encourage students to share their vision of the future of New Zealand.
Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins tells us more about this.
A research commissioned by the Ministry for Women shows that mothers suffer higher consequences than fathers when it comes to work opportunities and pay. The wage difference, which is already 5.7 percent between men and women without children, skyrockets to 12.5 percent between men and women who are parents.
Why is parenting still so gendered in New Zealand? And why being a mother makes you less entitled to a decent workload and pay?
Our producer Lisa Boudet spoke to Gill Greer, the Chief executive for the National Council of Women and spokesperson for Gender Equal New Zealand. She also talked to Dr Jackie Blue, the Equal Employment Commissioner from the New Zealand Human Right Commission.
Over the past decades, privatised military contracts have grown to unprecedented levels, a change that has challenged the standing ethical doctrine known as ‘Just War’ theory. How is the privatisation of military activities compromising international conduct in conflict? What does it mean for international law and ethics in conflict? Amy Eckert discusses the multi-billion dollar, private military industry with Maria Armoudian.
What are the battles and the changes arriving from the so-called disrupters such as Uber, Lift, and Airbnb? Maria Armoudian talks to Sarah Kaine who has been studying the so-called sharing economy and its effects.
Leonard Powell catches up with First Union Organiser Graham Mckean. They talk about the Go Bus Drivers taking action in Mangere this morning, and how bad the working conditions are for Bus Drivers in Aotearoa.
The Tuesday Wire with Host Leonard Powell, and Producer Conor Knell.
On the show, Graham Mckean discusses Busses, Eugenie Sage talks the Budgets impact for our Environment, Conor looks into the Cameroon Crisis, and Leonard has a new segment, Everyday People.
This week, Conor looks at Southern Cameroon and how discrimination against English speakers by French speakers has led to severe cases of violence and the imprisonment of several major secessionist figures. We explore the history behind this violence and why English speakers have reached a breaking point with French speaking Cameroon
In this special extended episode of the What If? podcast, Luke Goode talks about the future of mental health with a panel of international experts who were recently brought together as part of an Australia and New Zealand lecture tour entitled ‘Mental Health Crisis.’