Mack Smith and producer Sam Smith bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including the Green Desk with Lilly Peacocke, plus a weekly chat with Māori Party's co-leader, Marama Fox.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Mack Smith is studying journalism at AUT and started volunteering at 95bFM near the end of 2016. A pro-gamer retiree, he now spends his time contemplating real-world applications of HBO's The Newsroom. He's especially interested in covering stories about international politics, and is known among the news team as our 'resident South Sudan, North Korea and Pacific correspondent' (we send him to report on-the-ground when we've got room for it in our 95bFM news team budget).
Two weeks ago marked 50 years since the Israeli occupation of Palestine began. Two weeks ago we spoke to Jewish anti-occupation group Dayenu about the occupation. Today, bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks with Palestinian Nadia Filistin to hear her experience of the occupation.
Today on the show producer Ben Goldson speaks to spokesperson for the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation Graham Burke about quality control standards. We have Pacific Cooperation Foundation's journalism interns Shivika and Linda live in studio for Southern Cross. We have Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei to talk about the anti-smacking law and contesting the Nelson seat. We talk to Palestinian Nadia Filistin about the Israeli occupation. Finally producer Reuben McClaren speaks to the co-founder and head teacher of The Deep Green Bush School Joey Moncarz.
With the death toll from the Grenfell tower fire expected to rise further, representatives of the building industry are voicing concern about whether quality control standards in NZ are fit for purpose.
Producer Ben talks to a spokesperson for the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation, Graham Burke.
At New Zealand's first bush school, students learn to kill and cook rabbits and possums in a classroom free environment. The school opened earlier this year near Clevedon and currently has eight students aged four to 14. Co-founder Joey Moncarz has taken a "rewilding" approach to education, where kids form a deeper connection with nature and are free to roam: "Rewilding also involves recognising that humans are, at their core, gatherers and hunters". Producer Reuben McLaren speaks to Deep Green Bush School's co-founder Joey Moncarz about the new school.
This week, Tess, Katie and Kelly chat National MP Brett Hudson instead of Jami Lee Ross this week about Todd Barclay, Kelly chats to Sandra Murry from NZPSC about the new tyre initiative. Katie chats to Tania Papal'i from the DHB and Rebecca Hooker from RAID about the event in Kataia to ignite conversations around mental health. 95bFM reporter Krisite Waugh chats to Marama Fox about #outintheopen, another initiative targeting mental health and suicide prevention. And of course we have our weekly chat with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australia news. All this on the Friday Wire - check out the podcast here.
Saturday 24th of June marks the beginning of The Hīnātore / Light of Hope hui, a Kaitaia event which aims to promote conversation about mental health struggles in Northland youth. The hui is organised by the Muriwhenua branch of Ngāti Hine Health Trust youth suicide prevention group named Responding to All In Distress in conjunction with Northland DHB. 95bFM reporter Katie Doyle spoke to co-facilitators of the event Tania Papal'i and Rebecca Hooker about te Hinatore.
The Ministry of Maori Development in conjunction with suicide prevention groups have released their last round of videos called #outintheopen. The videos urge young Maori to speak openly about their struggles with mental health and reinforce the importance of taking suicidal feelings seriously. 95bFM reporter Kristie Waugh speaks to Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox about where the programme started and what she hopes will be achieved.
Environment Minister Nick Smith’s tyre recycling initiative invests $19 million to Golden Bay Cement in Northland for equipment to incinerate tyres for fuel, and $6.4 million to create a nationwide tyre collection service and shredding facilities. 95bFM reporter Kelly Enright talks to Sandra Murray from the New Zealand Product Stewardship Council about whether this really is a positive initiative.
This week, Jogai and Harry chat to Dr James Cheeseman of the UoA's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to learn more about a big scientific insight into Piha's little critters, and Harry has a report on a new not-for-profit public health model that suggests the legal sale of recreational cannabis will greatly benefit Aotearoa. 95bFM reporter Will Parsonson chats to Fossil Free UoA's Rhys Jones about divesting from fossil fuels, and our weekly Thursday feature State of the States has returned! This week, Harry chats to Nick about North Korea/US relations, and the attention-grabbing election in the state of Georgia. Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here.