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.
Last Thursday was Valentines Day but what exactly is love? How have notions of love changed over time? Can love be consciously developed? And how does love for partners, friends, children, and country differ? Maria Armoudian speaks to Simon May, Bennett W. Helm, and Robert Epstein.
Since late 2018, organisers have occupied Ihumātao, a patch of land near The Auckland Airport that Fletchers plan to develop. The groups are fighting to see the land returned to mana whenua due to its deep signifigance. On Friday, Save our Unique Landscape, or SOUL, held a National Day of Action at Fletchers offices around the country to raise awareness for their plight and gain support for their petition. Lachlan spoke with Te Pora Stephens from SOUL about the history of the land and the fight to save it from development.
Stuff recently released an article warning of sex-for-rent advertisments appearing on Craigslist for rooms in New Zealand cities. The article talks about how sex-for-rent arrangements pose a serious risk to women. Jemima speaks to Dame Catherine Healy, the National Coordinator for the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, about sex-for-rent arrangements and whether they are safe.
Action Station commissioned a report on online harassment in New Zealand. The results were disheartening, showing high levels of abuse aimed at minorities in Aotearoa. They argue current legislation has not kept up with the internet and how abuse is now happening online. Lachlan spoke with Leroy Beckett from Action station about the report.
Today on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the possibility of a blue-green political party emerging before the next election. Lachlan talks to Leroy Beckett from Action Station about online harassment. Lachlan also spoke to Te Pora Stephens from Save Our Unique Landscape about Ihumatao and the national day of action held last Friday. Jemima wraps up with National Coordinator for the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, Catherine Healy, about sex-for-rent advertisements and arrangements.
Laura Kvigstad spoke with Marketing Lecture from The University of Auckland, Gavin Northey about corporate participation in Pride. Laura asked if he thought corporations pulling out of Pride were about being on the right side of history.
It was announced this week that the government has a new initiative to reinvigorate all of the polytechnic institutions around the country. As of recently, many polytechs have been struggling financially & failing to make their student quota.
The Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, wants to change this, and has proposed to unify all sixteen polytechnic, as well as to combine all the funding for these institutions across the board.
I also got in touch with James Ranstead, President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations.
He shared with me his thoughts on the progress which is taking a step in the right direction, as well as the consultation needed by students themselves.
On the show today we have Louis talking to Chris Hipkins about the governments plans to unite the sixteen polytechnics around New Zealand.
Then, Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member, Denise Lee is back with Laura. She’s keeping us all in the loop about everything happening in the National Party.
Afterwards, Laura spoke with Marketing Lecture from The University of Auckland, Gavin Northey about corporate participation in pride.
Next, Neighbourhood Watch is back for the first time this year. Zoe Kounadis from Radio Adelaide joins Laura to talk all the Aussie News.
And Finally, Protect Ihumātao, the National Day of Action - A protest in Auckland which took place this morning on Great South Road. Louis talks with Pania Newton about what happened on the monumental day.