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.
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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.
Producer Kelly Enright and reporter Laura Kvigstad talked to Andrew Mackintosh and Nancy Bertler, both from the Antarctic Research Centre. They explain the implications that the one trillion tonne iceberg that calved off the Anarctic Peninsula will have on us, and speculate upon the fate of the remaining Larsen C Ice Shelf.
As the face of journalism changes, media mergers cut jobs and more news organisations maximize clicks, science journalism which can be costly both in time and funds is suffering. In this report Producer Jack Marshall speaks with Dr Doug Ashwell, Associate Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, and Peter Griffin the Director of the Science Media Centre. We also delve deeper into the future of New Zealand's science journalism.
With more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) acquired every day worldwide, there would be huge impacts for potential effective medical treatments. This makes the study by Dr Helen Petousis-Harris all the more powerful with hope for a vaccine in the pipeline. Drug resistance, especially for gonorrhoea, is a major threat to reducing the impact of STI's worldwide. Producer Jack spoke to Dr Petousis-Harris about what her team’s study has found.
Alongside producers Jack and Kelly, Joel tackles a science fueled Friday Wire. He interviews National MP Andrew Bayly about Labour's recently announced family package, and talks to Radio Adilaide's Nicole Wedding about the latest in Australian news. Kelly airs a report about a trillion tone iceberg which has recently broken off into the Antarctic Ocean, and Jack airs his reports on the state of science journalism, and a breakthrough in gonorrhea prevention.
Yesterday, ACT party leader David Seymour announced a proposal to increase a limit on student loan borrowing, in response to rent pricing reaching extortionately high levels, with rent increasing by 45% since 2006.The New Zealand Union of Students’ Association have said there is more than meets the eye with these proposals, so producer Harry chatted with their president Johnathon Gee to find out more.
The government is failing to meet its treaty obligations in regards to health. A recent paper by Heather Came and Keith Tudor called “Unravelling the Whāriki of Crown Māori and health infrastructure” reveals these shortcomings. producer Lucy spoke with author of the paper and senior lecturer at AUT, Heather Came, to really find out a bit more about why they did this paper and the significance it holds.
As an election year comes into its final stretch, the conversation around immigration policy rears it’s head once again. One consideration which tends to be forgotten in the debate is the fairness of immigration legislation. 95bFM Reporter Adam Jacobson spoke with David Hall, the editor of Fair Borders - Migration Policy in the Twenty-First Century; a book which aims to examine various angles on the theme of fair immigration.
Adam takes over the reigns for this Wednesday's show, where - along with producers WIll and India - they explore a myriad of stories. Producer Will explores the impact of Labour’s housing policy on child poverty and poor housing environment. Adam was joined by Tracy Martin from NZ First to discuss Green Party accusations of racist immigration policy. AUT’s Allan Blackman joins them once again to talk about “potentially” toxic nanoparticles found in baby formula, a creationist who sued the Grand Canyon, and more. And finally, producer India spoke with Mana Magazine's former editor - Leonie Hayden - regarding the publications being placed on indefinite hold by its owner.
Andrew Little has announced a new policy that would increase funding to social housing through winter. This increase is intended to target those households with children which have previously been growing up in cold, damp home environments, leading to sickness and further issues. Producer Will spoke to Frank Hogan, the housing issues spokesperson for Child Poverty Action group, asking him what effect poor housing standards have on children.