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.
Amro Mohamed is a solicitor and volunteers for the Human Rights Foundation. Together they worked on a project regarding relationships between Muslim communities and government agencies. Lillian Hanly spoke with him following the Islamophobic terror attacks in Christchurch.
Since the attacks the Human Rights Foundation has created a website where any instances of islamophobic discrimination can be recorded and reported, just head to the website reportislamophobia.nz, as well as this the 1737 helpline is still available for anyone needing support.
Sherry Zhang speaks to directors, Julie Zhu and Nahyeon Lee, of the short film Myth of the Model Minority. Firstly, Julie discusses the representation of Asian New Zealanders, and the direction she hopes conversations around migrants and diaspora communities shift to. Then, Nahyeon dicusses the token minority, assimilation and Dominion road as a safe space for ethnic minorities.
Can international finance systems be harnessed to protect human rights? While historically financiers have funded some of the worse of human rights abuses, finances also enabled great human leaps. Our guest argues that it is time to alter the financial system for the good of humanity.
Harry fills in The Wire today for Jemima who is celebrating another lap around the sun!
For our regular segment with the Green Party Oscar speaks to co-leader James Shaw about gun control, trees and minimum wage. Michael Andrew from Southern Cross is in studio to bring us the latest in Pacific news, Lachlan speaks to Professor Kypros Kypri about the lack of consultation with Maori for local alcohol licensing, Jemima speaks to Co-Convenor of OraTaiao about the Emissions Trading Scheme and the effect of climate change on human health, and finally Lachlan talks to the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association Senior Advocate David Munro about the group’s upcoming strike.
Members The New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association have voted to strike for a fifth time this year. The four day strike that will occur in mid April is in response to a hardening of the DHBs hardening position in negotiations. Both parites are to meet on the 5th of April for mediation in an attempt to solve the dispute. Lachlan spoke with NZRDA Senior Advocate David Munro about the strike action, first asking why the union voted for a fifth round of strikes.
Research by the University of Otago has shown a lack of consultation from local government with Maori on decisions around alcohol and licensing. This is in comparison with the relatively large influence Alcohol companies and lobbies have in decision making. Lachlan spoke with lead author Professor Kypros Kypri about the research, first asking him what the main findings were.
Last week the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, released a climate change report suggesting a major change in the way New Zealand tackles climate change through the Emissions Trading Scheme.
OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health Council says that although the report makes some useful points it fails to hold the agricultural sector accountable for its harm to both the environment and human health. OraTaiao is a group of health professionals calling for urgent and fair climate action with real health benefits for New Zealanders now and in the future. Rhys (Reece) Jones, a Public Health Physician and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, and Co-convenor of OraTaiao, spoke to Jemima about the report.