Joel Thomas and producers Sam Smith and Leonard Powell bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our Pacific news feature Southern Cross with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt, 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.
Joel Thomas is an Auckland based writer and photographer with a Bachelor's degree majoring in Writing for Screen. When he's not at bFM, Joel is working on various scripts, writing articles and reviews for NZ Musician magazine, photographing for outfits such as Vice and making music with his band No Sky.
A recent study has been released on the conditions of prisons, looking at violence and the mistreatment of prisoners within the system.The study was released by the ombudsman's office and looked at the conditions faced in Christchurch men's prison, in particular understaffing and under-resourcing. Will Parsonson spoke to Victoria University lecturer and criminologist Liam Martin about the conditions within the prison system.
How much sleep do we need to function? Is everyone the same or different? Are naps worth while? Producer Leonard Powell delves into the world of rest, finding out about sleeping habbits and theories of the 95bFM office and getting expert analysis from Dr Andy Veale.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has announced Auckland Council’s 10-year budget proposal. The $11 billion proposal aims to keep rates low, protect the environment, and invest in public transport. The Council will also work with the Government to introduce a regional fuel tax to help pay for transport projects. Reporter Issy Walker spoke with Goff about the proposal.
People Against Prison Aotearoa are campaigning on behalf of a prisoner who attempted suicide after being told he would be moved facilities. Producer Laura Kvigstad speaks with Spokesperson Emily Rake on how the recent solitary confinement that endangered a prisoner unfolded.
Producer Laura, talks with Doctor Jackie Blue from the Human Right Commision on Pay Gap Data that was recently released discussing how it effects not just women but people of different ethnic backgrounds.
Producer Conor spoke with University of Auckland's Stephen Hoadley, on the unprecidented move of the U.S embassay to Jerusalem. Stephen shares his thoughts on the motivations for the move, potential ramifications, and how Palestine can combat the matter diplomatically.