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.
Currently the Auckland Council are reviewing the Public Safety Nuisance Bylaw and part of this discussion is about banning the private sales of fireworks in the Auckland region. Producer Damian Rowe spoke Auckland Councillor Linda Cooper firstly asking what the Public Safety Nuisance Bylaw will be reviewing. You can provide your own feedback to Auckland Council with the link below
The Law Commission has submitted a report to the Government outlining the alternative approaches to abortion law as the Government hopes to treat abortion as a health issue instead of a legal one. Justin talked to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the report. First, he asked why the government wants to reform the current abortion law.
Under the Weather is a new segment from Ella Christensen, which recaps on global climate news throughout the week, from extreme weather events to ecological crises to environmental policy to climate justice news. She recaps on what's up with Mother Earth, get the truth about what's happening in ecosystems near and far. Featuring absolutely zero climate deniers, Under the Weather brings you an honest look at how things are falling apart.
Last week Jemima spoke with Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and current Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. They discussed the Commission's most recent report, Regulation: the responsible control of drugs. The bold report points to regulation over prohibition as the best way to control drugs across the world. This interview will be aired in two parts. Part one talks about what the global drug control stance is right now, the cultural difference between alcohol and drugs and what regulation is. Thank you to the New Zealand Drug Foundation for setting up this interview.
Today on the Wire we had a very full show! Jemima spoke with James Shaw for our regular segmentwith the Green Party about COP24 and the Green Party's achievements after a year with the coalition government in power. Our regular segment with Southern Cross covered Bernie Smith’s lecture on housing which was delivered in an annual Bruce Jesson Lecture last week, former president of French Polynesia, Oscar Manutahi Temaru supports the Maohi independence movement in a upcoming referendum in New Caledonia, and Professor Robie’s account on the evolution of media in the pacific since the 60’s. Damian spoke to Auckland Councillor, Linda Cooper, about the private sale of fireworks. Our new segment with Ella Christensen called Under the Weather discussed extreme weather and climate change events happening in the world over the last week. Jemima spoke with Ruth Dreifuss, the Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, about moving away from drug prohibition and towards drug regulation. Finally, Justin spoke with Andrew Little about abortion law reform.
All scientific indications are suggesting that the Earth is fast reaching a tipping point, a point of irreversible damage to life on the planet. Already animals and plants are becoming extinct at never before seen rates, some at 1000 times more than before, and oceans are becoming too acidic and warm to sustain coral reefs which are considered the lungs of the oceans. Maria Armoudian spoke with world renowned climate scientist James Hansen about the science and politics of climate change.
Wellington Bus Drivers are on strike. Changes made to contracts by operator Tranzit have caused unionised drivers to take strike action in an effort to get tranzit around the negotiating table. The union says strike action will continue until tranzit begins discussions with workers over better condition.
This week in The Community Garden, Oscar Perress talks to Yana from Papaya Stories about community placemaking and how in becoming more comfortable and free in using our city, we can up our mental health and form diverse communities.