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.
It’s Wire Worry Week and we’re learning about endangered species. Oscar talks to Dr Ngaire Hart about one of the most endangered species: bees. Mary-Margaret speaks to Susan Jordan, the creator of a feminist dance show that will be on at TAPAC later this month. We catch up with Andrew Little again, this week he spoke about the launch of an international human rights book, and family justice reform. And finally, Ben’s giving us another This Day in History, this week he takes us back to 1972 for the Munich Olympics Massacre.
Susan Jordan established the dance department at the University of Auckland. Her next project - Glass Ceilings - is a feminist dance show that celebrates 125 years of women’s suffrage and questions how the corporate ladder affects women in the 21st century. Every dancer in the show is aged 65 or over. Mary-Margaret spoke to her about the show, and their experiences with age in the dance industry.
This week, Mary-Margaret talked to Andrew about the launching of a Parliamentary book on International Human Rights Law in NZ, public consultation and review of reforms made to family justice in 2014, and the Five Eyes conference that he attended in Australia last week that discussed cyber threats. They started by talking about the Human Rights book, and what kind of Human Rights issues it focuses on.
This day in history takes us back to 1972, for the deaths of several Israeli athletes, along with their coaches and members of the Black September organisation which had taken them hostage during the Munich olympics.
Reporter Oscar Perress talk to Dr Ngaire Hart, the expert on Ngaro Huruhuru (Native Bees) in Aotearoa New Zealand. For Bee Aware month, ahead of the upcoming conservation weeks, they discussed the state of native bees and local conservation efforts buzzing around.
A one and a half million dollar survey detailing the usefulness of courses when applying for work, has been blocked by universities. Critics have pointed out the data could potentially be skewed and is therefore unreliable, however when Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Brendan Kelly, Deputy Chief Executive of Information at the Tertiary Education Commision, he reassured him the data was solid. Brendan was reluctant to speculate as to why the survey had been blocked, however he did give some insight as to the process of making the survey as reliable and useful as possible. Tu started off by asking him why the survey was commissioned to begin with.
Solitary confinement,a cruel and inhumane treatment used to isolate an inmate from others in prison for up to a day, when corrections does not want to deal with them. A new report from the Office of the Ombudsman revealed widespread use of solitary confinement in Whanganui prison. The report stated that 13% of prisoners were kept in cells for 22-24 hours per day, as punishment.
To find out more about the use of solitary confinement in prisons, I spoke to People against Prisons Aotearoa spokesperson, Kate McIntyre.
On Dear Science this week, AUT professor Marcus Jones talks about an Internation Space Station air leak, people wanting to put an end to daylight saving, and why it's so hard to find a good substitute for salt.
Producer Darashpreet Johal talks to Kate McIntyre from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about solitary confinement eat Whanganui prison.
A recent survey containing data on the usefulness of courses is being blocked by university, which claim the results are not trustworthy.Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira talks to Brendan Keylly, Deputy Chief Executive of Information at the Tertiary Education Commission, who defends the survey.
And for Wire Worry Week, Lisa Boudet looks at the differences between an animal right's and an animal welfare's approach to human interactions with animals, and talks to SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation)'s corporate campaigner Jennifer Dutton.