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.
Over the weekend, Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora - the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group published He Waka Roimata, a report that shares discussions with New Zealander's about the state of the ciriminal justice system. The report found long-standing issues of racisim, bias and a sense of people being unheard and misunderstood. Jemima spoke to AUT Law Professor, Khylee Quince, about her thoughts on the report and why transformative change is necessary to make a significant change.
Revolution Creative is a website funded by the Ministry of Social Development that is aiming to get creatives involved in business ventures and businesses to utilise creatives that they may not have had access to it before. Lillian Hanly spoke to Lily Richards, the Marketing Lead for Revolution Creative, about the initiative.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to AUT Associate Law Professor and Director of Māori and Pacific Development, Khylee Quince, about the Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora report on the criminal justice system. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lillian talks to Lily Richards from Revolution Creative about the initiative and encouraging creativity.
Auckland’s MOTAT has recently opened a new science exhibition called Mighty Small Mighty Bright. bFM reporter Isla Christensen went to check out the new exhibition and talk to exhibition curator Todd Dixon about the display of future technologies.
Olivia spoke to Child Poverty Action Group economic spokesperson Susan St John about the shortcomings of the budget in terms of supporting low income families and began by asking if she thinks the budget has done enough for children in poverty.
On The Wire for Thursday the 6th of June, we present you a large range of topics for your listening and learning;
For Neighbourhood Watch, we were joined by Zoe Kounadis from Radio Adelaide to talk about the federal police raids on media broadcasters and also talk about the Reserve Bank cutting interest rates to a historic low.
95bFM reporter Isla Christensen also had the chance to talk to exhibition curator Todd Dixon about MOTAT’s new science exhibition.
Child Poverty Action Group Economic spokesperson Susan St John joins Olivia to talk about the shortcomings of the budget in terms of supporting low income families.
Producer Rahul talks to Dr Victoria Plekhanova a taxation expert from Massey University about a digital services tax in New Zealand.
And finally, Olivia talks to scientist Justin Chalker about new research discovering sulfur polymers as environmentally friendly plastic alternatives.