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.
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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.
New research has just been released looking into the potential for developing environmentally friendly plastic alternatives. And it looks like the answers are lying with sulfur polymers! Olivia Holdsworth spoke to scientist Dr Justin Chalker about this research and began by asking what prompted this study.
The government has proposed a digital services tax to collect tax from multinational companies based offshore but doing digital business in New Zealand. Rahul Makam talks with Massey University tax expert Dr Victoria Plekhanova to find out more.
Why are the numbers of insects in fast decline? What does it mean for our food supply and our long term survival? Scientists say climate change is not the only reason. Maria Armoudian speaks with Andrew Dopheide about the current plight of our insect population.
Tama Waipara is the festival director of the inaugural Tairāwhiti Arts Festival. His background is in music, and he came to work at the Auckland Arts Festival as programme manager for Māori and Pacific programs and then eventually senior programmer. Now he wants to bring an Arts Festival to the East Coast. He grew up in Opotiki, so this opportunity is to build a festival from the ground up in a place he calls home. Lillian Hanly speaks to Tama about the festival and starts by talking about creating the kaupapa for the festival, which Tama said was the first step.
Last week Lillian was invited to her first iftar dinner by the owners of the Turkish cafe in Grey Lynn she visits weekly, Coffee & Durum. Hassan and Darya opened the cafe in 2016 and have since hosted public iftar dinners three years running. This year, after the terror attacks in Christchurch, there was an added layer of connection. Lillian talks to some of the other regulars who attended the dinner and explores the open-hearted kaupapa through which Hassan and Darya run the cafe.
Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones talks about CRISPR baby life expectancies, multiple conclusions reached from one data set, and the UK being coal free for the past 16 days!
Ramadan came to an end this week and Lillian went to her first iftar dinner last week at her local cafe, we hear a report from her on the owners of the cafe and the customers who have been generously welcomed into the space.
Tama Waipara is the festival director for the new Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, Lillian speaks to him about the kaupapa behind it.
Amid the coldest part of every year, in the early hours of the morning, Ngā mata a te ariki Tawhirimātea, or Matariki for short, rises in the east, with a gleam rivalled only by the Sun which follows close behind. Matariki is the Māori name for a group of seven stars known as the Pleiades star cluster. Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira explores its significance to Maori, why it is celebrated, and the impact it has on the nation.
The full length podcast of the Tuesday Wire for the 4th of Pipiri June. Today, we had the privilige of talking to The Kaipātiki Project, listen in to find out more. At the Green Desk, we introduce a topic for the coming weeks, of the media framing of the climate crisis. We have a passage on Matariki and Board Games does indeed return.