India Essuah and producers Mack Smith and 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.
India Essuah is about to finally wrap up her sociology and film studies degree, having taken time off to try out food writing halfway through. She started volunteering at 95bFM earlier this year and likes news because you always leave a shift having learnt about something... new. Other interests include watching Mad Men, knitting, and snacking.
When it comes to health policy, The Opportunities Party has a strong focus on prevention, believing our health system is about to be hit by a huge demand it will struggle to meet.
India spoke to TOP’s deputy co-leader Geoff Simmons about their approach to funding the health sector and their policies which include regulating the sale of junk food, alcohol, and legalising cannabis.
As we build up to the election, one of the most talked about subjects has been New Zealand's health sector. To get an overview, producer Jack Marshall spoke to Ian Powell to find out what we can do better, what we're doing wrong and where the future of healthcare will be.
A discussion is building around whether or not a colonial monument in the Auckland suburb of Otahuhu should be torn down. Sam Smith filed a report on the place of colonial monuments in New Zealand and whether they should come down.
On the lead up to the election The Wire team are focusing on a different issue each week. This week they are focusing on healthcare. Host Joel spoke to The Green Party's James shaw about this and Producer Jack talked to the general public to get their thoughts on healthcare as well as Ian Powell the Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialist's to get an overview on the current healthcare landscape in New Zealand.
Producer Sam also did a report on colonial statues and whether we should keep them, and Joel spoke to Kendall Hutt and John Pulu about the political situation in Tonga.
Producer Laura chats with Gayaal Iddamalgoda, a trade union lawyer standing for the Wellington Central electorate for the Migrants and Refugees Rights Campaign about the state of immigration in New Zealand and concerns with other political parties policies on immigration.