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.
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.
First up on today’s Wire, Harry speaks with Dr Jason Myers about the drop in HIV rates. Neutral corner looks at the decline in American patriotism. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing youth justice and the Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Claims Settlement Bill and. Lachlan speaks with Shaun Robinson Chief Executive of the Mental Health foundation about the rise in suicide related callouts made by police. This Day in History returns, looking at the founding of the NHS in the United Kingdom
The number of suicide attempt and threat related calls has increased by 50% over the past 5 years. Many feel police are ill equipped to de dealing with these situations, but that extra training will do little to help. Lachlan spoke with Shaun Robinson from the Mental Health Foundation about the rise in suicide related call-outs and why this is a worrying trend.
With unprecedented global warming, wealth disparities and peak everything, there is no question that we need to act now to meet the power, heating and transportation needs of growing populations, and to do so sustainably, equitably and democratically. What are the obstacles? What are the possible solutions? How do we build resilient communities? Steve Matthewman, Prue Taylor, Julie MacArthur and Manuel Vallee discuss these questions with Maria Armoudian.
Rawinia Higgins is the Deputy Vice Chancellor Maori at Victoria University and the newly appointed Chair of Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Maori - the Maori language commission. Jennifer-Rose Tamati spoke to her about the state of Te Reo in the country and what role the commission has in 2018. She first asked how she was feeling about her new role.
Will fills in hosting duties on todays show as Lillian heads off to Europe. Despite the lack of mature leadership the show still continues on with AUT's Allan Blackman joining us for Dear Science. We talk flouride, smart New Caledonian crows and scorching hot nights. Jennifer-Rose talks to the newly appointed chair of the Maori Language Commission about the future of Te Reo. Darashpreet talks to Louise Green from the New Zealand Educational Institute about planned primary school teacher strikes. And finally, Lisa talks to Barrister Catriona MacLennan about MSD debt recovery.