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.
This week for Green Desk Mangrove Mitch teams up with the almighty Oscar Perress and head to the last Zero Carbon Bill Submission Party held by School Strike NZ and Generation Zero. The two speak to representatives from both groups about the Bill, what it means to them and exactly what the new buzz word ‘Just Transition’ means.
In New Zealand, over 23,000 children have a parent who is incarcerated. The financial, social, and mental pressure of this can often be very difficult, especially with the stigma around incarceration. Stardust: We always share the same sky is a children’s book that aims to help children in this situation, and not let it deter them from achieving their dreams. Lachlan spoke with author Ivana Mlinac about Stardust.
This week on the Southern Cross Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to the Wire team about West Papuan conflict causing displacement and death as well as the presentation of an Oxford Award for a West Papuan activist's independence campaign. They also discuss the response to the recent Papua New Guinea highlands massacre and the new edition of the Pacific Journalism Review.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green PArty co-leader James Shaw about declaring a climate emergency, Youth Parliament and the agricultural sector under the Emissions Trading Scheme. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan speaks to Ivana Mlinac about her children's book, Stardust, which explores life for children with incacerated parents. We wrap it up with an interview with ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa national president, Terry Bellamak, about a march for abortion law reform taking place in Wellington this week.
On July 23 VIctoria University Feminist Organisation and ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa will march in Wellington to call for abortion law reform. Jemima speaks to ALRANZ national president, Terry Bellamak, about the demonstration and the impact the highly restrictive abortion laws passed recently in the US are having on New Zealand.
Just how much does the US military pollute the environment? What is its role in climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions? The US military has taken some measures to reduce its impact on the environment and green gas emissions, but some researchers say these measures do little to assuage the military’s bigger effects on climate change. What are these effects and what can be done about them? Maria Armoudian speaks with Benjamin Neimark, Oliver Belcher, and Neta C. Crawford.
New drilling has commenced off the Taranaki coast, coming after government decision to not allow any new drilling permits. Climate Justice Taranaki Spokesperson Urs Signer joins us to tell us what is happening with the new rigg and what action they're taking against this.