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.
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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.
Suicide rates have been steadily rising in the United States. So what explains the increase in the numbers of people taking their own lives, and what can be done to solve what amounts to a crisis in public health? Maria Armoudian speaks with Mark S. Kaplan.
It would be hard to deny that sexual harassment is not prevalent in the music industry but the nature and extent of harassment has not be measured or gauged properly. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to researcher and founder of the Zebra Collective, Jeff Crabtree wants to conduct survey and interview based research into harassment in the Australian and New Zealand music industry. You can learn more about this through the link below
Te Roroa Trust have warned that the increasing pig population in Waipoua forest is having an effect on Kauri dieback. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Dr Rebekah Strinemann from Forest and Bird about the increasing pig population having an effect on kauri dieback and how the population can be controlled
Child Poverty Action Group is commending the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that New Zealand's most extensive survey of child poverty will start this month.
The previous surveys received criticism due to their small sample sizes, particularly for Maori and Pasifika households and sole parent beneficiaries. The new survey will collect data from around 20 thousand households, which is around 17 thousand more than previous surveys.
Reuben McLaren spoke to Child Poverty Action Group's Jeni Cartwright to find out more.
Reuben McLaren speaks to Dr. Ann Hood, Chief Executive of Refugees as Survivors New Zealand, an organisation providing mental health services to refugees.
They discuss the racist experiences some refugees suffer when moving to New Zealand, which comes after a young refugee family left their home in Auckland due to alledged verbal abuse and physical threats by neighbours.
Forest and Bird are concerned that The Minister for Primary Industries - the government agency in charge of biosecurity - is promoting pest weed species as part of its Billion Trees programme, including one species that is illegal to sell or propagate and others that ratepayers are spending millions trying to eradicate. They say the list could cost taxpayers millions more - and undo countless hours of volunteer work that have been dedicated to trying to get rid of these weeds, such as the Japanese Spindle Tree
Kevin Hackwell is the Chief Conservation Advisor for Forest and Bird. Stewart spoke with him and wanted to know how serious is the problem and how on earth was this even allowed to happen in the first place?
Since the government announced details of applicant eligibility for a KiwiBuild home, concerns have been voiced over how fair and effective the allocation process is. Income caps apply to applicants at $120,000 for a single person or $180,000 for a couple. Who is allocated a home to buy will be decided randomly through a ballot draw. Jennifer-Rose Tamati spoke to Claire Szabó, Chief Executive of Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, on the matter.
Laura fills in this week while Kelly's away. We kick off the show with Producer, Jean Bell, who speaks with Labour MP, Phil Twyford about the terms of eligibility for a kiwi build home.Then Jennifer-Rose Tamati, furthers the Kiwibuild conversation speaking with Claire Szabo, from Habitat for Humanity. Afterwards, we speak with Te Roopu Nahinara National Party Member Andrew Falloon. Following that, we cross the ditch to Rachel McDonald to find out what is happening over in Australia. After that, Stewart Sowman-Lund has a chat with Kevin Hackwell of Forest and Bird about how the Ministry for Primary Industries has been promoting illegal pest weeds as part of its Billion Trees Programme. And finally, I speak with Housing First Auckland project Manager, Fiona Hamilton about criticism of the homelessness count that is being conducted.
Laura Kvigstad, speaks with Housing First Auckland project Manager, Fiona Hamilton about criticism of the homelessness count that is being conducted. Last week we discussed concerns of stereotyping, sectioning and a violation of people's dignity. Hamilton took this chance to respond.