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.
Parliament has just passed the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill, putting and end to new offshore gas exploration. To find out more, Olivia spoke to James Barber from Stop Oil Wellington about what the passing of the bill means for the future of energy in New Zealand.
Te Roopu Nahinara, we’re talking to National Party MP and finance spokesperson Amy Adams. After that, it’s Worry Week here at the Wire and we’re learning about anti-government movements: Jen went out on the streets to ask people if they think Activism is necessary. Later, Sam Smith from Radio Adelaide is back again for Neighbourhood Watch with all the latest Australian news. Justin stops by to recap the results of the midterm elections in the U.S. Then, Liv speaks to James Barber from Stop Oil Wellington about the passing of the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill.
With more results coming in following the midterm elections in the United States, Justin takes a look into the outcome of the races in the midwest, how does President Donald Trump contribute to the result and what does it mean for the Democrats in the next presidential election.
First up on the Wire, we discuss industrial action by Ministry of Justice Workers, speaking with Tatiana Daniels from the PSA and and Len Anderson from the Criminal Bar association. We then discuss the midterm election results in America. Our Wire Worry Week is anti-government movement, and Tuwhenuaroa discusses Parihaka with Maata Warehoka. Oscar isn’t hre in person, but has left us with a community garden interview with Helena from hackland. Finally, This Day in History looks at beginning of the siege of Madrid.
Ministry of Justice workers have begun taking industrial action in order to get the Ministry to meet their pay and condition demands. This includes the use of lightning strikes in efforts to get the Ministry to budge. Lachlan spoke with Tatiana Daniels from the PSA and Len Andersen from the Criminal bar Association about the strikes.