Reuben McLaren and producers Lucy Austin and Mary-Margaret Slack bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our Pacific news feature Southern Crosswith AUT Pacific Media Centre's Jean Bell, and political commentary with someone from the Green Party, (usually) James Shaw.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Reuben is studying a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Anthropology. He's very much politically minded, but this doesn't mean you'll ever hear his opinions on air. He's often found polishing his shoes and dressed like he's about to go sailing.
The City Mission will receive $16.7 million in funding from the government to improve and expand their detoxification services. Jemima talked to Auckland City Missioner, Chris Farrelly, about how this funding will be used and why it is so important for Auckland.
First up on today’s Wire, Jemima speaks with Tania Sawicki Mead from Justspeak about the Government’s plans for a new 500 bed prison at Waikeria. Neutral corner returns on the summit between Kim Jong un and Donald Trump. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss the three strikes law. Jemima speaks with Chris Farrelly from the Auckland CIty Mission about their new detox beds. Finally, This Day in History looks at the end of the Falklands War.
Minister for Corrections, Kelvin Davis, has annunced that a 500 bed prison, including a 100 bed mental health unit, in Waikeria will replace the old prison. Jemima spoke with Just Speak spokesperson, Tania Sawicki Mead, about the new government's plans. Just Speak is represents the youth and rangatahi voice in criminal justice conversations.
Our fates are tied to the fate of our oceans, which generate half of the world’s oxygen, as well as provide water, food, recreation, culture, and some $24 trillion of the global economy. But ocean life is under threat by multiple stressors — climate change, acidification, plastics, pollution, overfishing, overexploitation, and dead zones.
In this roundtable discussion, top scholars reveal and explain the realities facing our seas and the strides we are making to protect, restore and recover our seas.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk abour organic molecules on Mars; a device can produce water out of thin air and Professor Margaret Brimble is First NZ woman to become a fellow of The Royal Society of London. Reuben interviews the chief executive of Amnesty International about possible war crimes committed by the US led coalition on Syria. Darashpreet speaks to Keren Segal about fusion power. Reuben also speaks to the founder of Housing First about the program’s beginnings and its criticisms. Darshpreet also has a report on the US North korea Singapore summit. Lastly, Lucy speaks to RNZ reporter Phil Pennington about combustible building cladding in Auckland.
With mass extinction upon us, some scientists are working on bringing certain species back from the dead. But their ability to do so raises ethical and practical issues. Are we playing God? Could this process go terribly wrong? Should we focus on conservation instead or in tandem with de-extinction? If we do de-extinct some species, which ones should we bring back? Three scientists, Michael Archer, Douglas McAuley, and Susan Haig, all experts in the field of de-extinction, discuss the science, the progress, and the ethical and practical concerns of bringing back to life some of the species that have gone extinct with Maria Armoudian.