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.
For almost a year now protests have been going on in Algeria, demanding political reform. With the military and old Bouteflika regime unwilling to budge and the young population refusing to vote and live in a dying economy, it's unclear where Algeria is heading.
Well the battle for the Botany electorate started this week, with the news former Air NZ boss Christoper Luxon will be the National Party’s candidate for the seat. He’s getting compared to John Key left right and centre, but as his first appearance on morning radio proved, he can make some mistakes. So, despite the media storm over Christopher Luxon, can Jami-Lee Ross hold his seat as an independent MP? Everyone of course remembers the public dispute between Ross and National leader Simon Bridges, over political donations that captured the country’s attention last year. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to Jami-Lee Ross this morning, and started by asking him if he can win.
We now know that former Air NZ boss Christopher Luxon will be going head-to-head with independent MP Jami-Lee Ross for the Botany electorate seat in 2020. But who will win? Political commentator and former National press guy Ben Thomas tells Stewart Sowman-Lund that Ross doesn't really have a chance.
On this podcast, 95bFM News reporter, Dhan-nun Ahmed (@FreedomofCommon) speaks with University of Auckland Psychiatry academic Dr Nicholas Hoeh. Hoeh discusses his findings for Transcranial Magnetic Research whereby brain signal stimulation can provide treatment for medication-resistant depression. Hoeh hopes his findings can bring government support to this new form of treatment that is currently only available privately.
The NZ Māori Council has announced a new programme called Eke Runga aimed at lifting Māori out of poverty through internships and mentoring. Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira speaks to Matthew Tukaki to find out more.
When thinking of strip clubs, you may have a Hollywood portrayal in your head of beautiful, long haired feminine women and men binge drinking in dimly lit clubs. Bodyhaus is an organisation that is working to challenge that. Bodyhaus is a group of queer people that have launched a campaign to make a queer strip club event. The purpose of this event would be to make a space for queer strippers to perform safely in an industry that can often ‘other’ queer bodies and even in the best of circumstances miss the mark in making those who are gender diverse feel comfortable. One of the organisers and somatic sex educator, Sarita Das, joined producer Laura Kvigstad for a chat about strip clubs in Aotearoa, how queer bodies fit into that landscape and how Sarita would love to one day perform with leg and armpit hair. Laura started off by asking about what inspired Sarita and the other organisers to campaign for this event.
The Pledgeme campaign has since ended however if you are interested in contributing to this event or finding out more you can reach out onFacebook or Instagram.
You've found the full show podcast for The Tuesday Wire for the 5th of November, 2019.
Go ahead give it a listen! It contains lots of learning for all your learning needs. Come and listen and learn about giving rivers a voice through data, making our digital world more equitable, democratic and sustainable for scholars and learners, GoodLife Projects and the ecological restoration of Ōwairaka
A big thank you to everyone who made the show happen.
Today on the Tuesday wire, 95bFM News were lucky enough to talk to Mandy Henk of Tohatoha NZ about how profit based access models can harm Aotearoa, and how we can make our digital world more equitable, democratic and sustainable for scholars and learners.
On this Wire, 95bFM News were lucky enough to speak with Bex of Drinkable Rivers, about using real time data to tell the stories of our rivers, and how we restore, especially, urban rivers moving into the future.