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.
Fraser Grut is a 24 year old with a 27 year long dream. His project, 10,000 dreams, aims to record one person a day stating their dream in life. Kelly chatted with Fraser about the inspiration for this project and what his own dreams are for the future.
After the recent passing of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, Maria Armoudian talked with Peter Galison, physics professor at Harvard, and Priya Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics at Yale, about the work and legacy of Hawking within the context of physics.
On today's Wire, Jemima speaks with Simon Bridges about NZ’s foreign aid budget boost and farm pollution. Neutral corner returns where Ben discusses the coverage of the U.S. pulling out of the Iran Deal. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss the Waka Jumping Bill and Marutūāhu deal. News Director Lillian speaks with Cherie Kurarangi Kara about police minister Stuart Nash’s worrying comments on gangs and welfare. Finally, this day in history returns where Ben takes us through J. Edgar Hoover’s appointment as director of Bureau of Investigation.
Why have so many human rights campaigns, such as Free Tibet and the Falun Gong, failed in China? Why have others such as better environmental protection and HIV/Aids care fared better? What have the costs been on political movements with the more successful campaigns? What activism can work in the authoritarian country? Maria Armoudian speaks with Stephen Noakes.
Wire producer Darashpreet Johal reports on Kiwibank charging interest on what were once interest free overdrafts for tertiary students. This has frustrated many students who argue that this is not what they signed up for.
This piece is a follow up to Nicky Jonas' report on the issue, who first covered this in Debate.
Producer Will Talks to Tim Carr, Cheif Ninja (CEO) of Mindkits, a company that seeks to educate through 3D printing and other modern technologies such as robotics. Tim tells Will about their new initiative to 3D print Moa bones as educational tools for students and teachers, as well as what Mindkits hopes to do in education technology.
If you want to access Mindkits free resources, you can catch them on www.mindkits.co.nz/freeresources
Donald Trump strikes again. After pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change last June, the US president announced the country will no longer be part of the deal on Iran's nuclear weapon concluded by his predecessor Barack Obama in July 2015.
Producer Lisa Boudet reports on the president's decision, and what it means for both Iran and the rest of the signatories, as well as for the future of diplomacy and world stability.