Lachlan Balfour and producers Ben Goldson and Jemima Huston bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our U.S. news feature State of the States with a correspondent from WNYU News, a look at This Day in History, as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Lachlan Balfour is a law and arts student who's been at bFM since mid-2017. When he's not reading cases you can find him tweeting about British politics, prison reform and complaining about public transport.
The Auckland Council, the Salvation Army and Auckland Transport have introduced plans to open the doors of the Manukau Transport Centre overnight as a shelter for the homeless. Jemima spoke with Ricardo Menédez March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about the shelter plans and whether the shelter will apporpriately address poverty and homelessness.
The government has been looking to provide solutions to financial predators and loan sharks who specifically target low-socioeconomic communities with unfair loans and part of this process is a government forum with key Financial advisors. Leading one of these forums was Lyn McMorran from Financial Services Federation. Who came up with three schemes that potentially provide feasible financial options for vehicle accessibility.
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists have released an article raising concerns about how poverty is incresingly affecting child health. Jemima spoke with MidCentral DHB paediatrician, Jeff Brown, about this concern and what needs to be done to prevent serious health conditions impacting New Zealand children.
A survey has been released by Salvation Army revealed that 10 percent of those who were surveyed were using an oven for heating and 45 percent went without heating. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Salvation Army spokesperson Jono Bell about the survey and its findings.
This week on the Monday Wire we had a very full show! Bailley began by speaking with Rebecca Occleston from the Beneficiary Advisory Service about Simon Bridge's comment on beneficiaries not meeting obligations. Damian talked to Financial Services Federation's, Lyn McMorran, about a proposed government forum for vehicle accessibility. Jemima then spoke with Ricardo Menendéz March from AAAP about the proposed Manukau Transport Centre homless shelter. Bailley interviewed the head of research at OCnsumer New Zealand, Jessica Wilson, about the Commerce Commission's law suit against Wilson Parking. Then Damian talked with the spokesperson for the Salvation Army, Jono Bell, about the organisation's survey on heating homes in winter. Finally, Jemima spoke with paediatrician Dr Jeff Brown about the impact of poverty on child health. Whew!
First up on today’s Wire, Oscar speaks with Max Tweedie from the young greens about his petition to ban gay conversion therapy in New Zealand. Neutral corner returns, looking at the Trump Putin meeting. Lachlan speaks with Andrew Little, discussing the human rights commissioners appointment panel and youth being remanded to police cells. Finally, this day in history looks at the assassination of Aung San.
Oscar spoke to Max Tweedie, the co-convener of the Young Greens about gay conversion therapy and the petition that Young Greens and Young Labour are releasing today to outlaw such practices in Aotearoa New Zealand.