Stewart Sowman and producers Olivia Holdsworth and Grace Watson bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show 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.
Stewart Sowman-Lund is in his final year of a Law and Arts degree, and a radio reporter for Newstalk ZB. He’s been at 95bFM since 2017, and has spent much of his time covering entertainment news despite being told not to. When not giving his opinion on something, he’ll most likely be found drinking coffee.
Last Friday was International Women's Day which is celebrated annually as focal point of women's rights. This year Jemima noticed the presence of gender equality discussions on social media sky rocket around International Women's Day and wanted to learn more about whether a social media post truely combats gender inequality. In this interview, Jemima speaks to the President of the National Council of Women, Vanisa Dhiru, to answer this question.
This week Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about tax evasion, capital gains taxes, and the Schools Strike for Climate Action. Lachlan discusses the possibility of lightrail over the Waitematā Harbour with Matt Lowrie from Transport Blog. Lachlan also speaks to Peter Malcom from Closing the Gap about income inequality and tax rates in New Zealand. Jemima wraps it up with an interview with the President of the National Council of Women about International Women's Day and the how social media is impacting the gender equality movement.
A recent report released by AT shows the need for a new Waitemata harbour crossing by the mid 2030s. The report highlighted the need for alternative transport options that move away from traditional notions of needing more roads. One of these is the option of a rail link between the Shore and Mainland. Lachlan spoke with Matt Lowrie from Transport blog about the possibility of a rail crossing.
What does it mean to be responsible? And how has neoliberalism changed our conception of personal responsibility? Maria Armoudian speaks to Susanna Trnka about the factors that shape our lives, and our ways of being: ideas, events, and what she calls ‘traversing’.
First up, Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member, Denise Lee is back. She fills us in on Nationals perspective of the climate change protests amongst school students, the Future of Education public meeting at One Tree Hill College, and Micheal Cullen's extended contract which paid him $1000.
Then, for wire worry week, members of political groups at the University of Auckland join us to talk about about cannabis reformation, student fees and renting regulations.
And finally for This Day in History, Ben Goldson reports on the reopening of the suez canal in 1957.