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.
Harry, Ben and Lachlan continue our education focused election coverage on today’s show, focusing on tertiary education in NZ. We gather perspectives from Universities New Zealand executive director Chris Whalen, NZ Union of Students Association's Jonathan Gee, The Tertiary Education Union’s national president Sandra Grey, and Josh Williams, CEO of the Industry Trading Federation.
In the ramp up for the 2017 election, reporter Jack Marshall spoke with Gary Taylor, the CEO of New Zealand’s Environmental Defence Society about the state of New Zealand land air and sea. Taylor gives us a rundown of the parties, policies and how we head forward after the election.
Today for education week on The Wire, we look into some of the current challenges students and teachers face within secondary school education, particularly in relation to NCEA. We speak to the PPTA’s Jack Boyle, the NZ Institute’s Eric Crampton, as well as a teacher of 40-years (who also turns out to be Ximena’s mum) to try answer questions about how education policy has shaped the secondary school sector over the years, and about what measures can be taken to improve it.
The education policies outlined by The Opportunities Party include free Early Childhood Education for all, a reduction in the amount of testing and administration performed by schools and creating a less competitive environment for schools to operate in.
This morning I spoke to The Opportunities Party deputy leader Geoff Simmons about their approach to education policy, but first I asked him about the party’s decision to have two deputy leaders.
For our week looking at education policy, India speaks to Virginia Oakley, NZEI's spokesperson for Early Childhood Education, who highlights a seven-year freeze in funding as the key issue facing the sector.
To look at primary school education, Mack spoke with NZEI National Executive Vice President Rikki Sheterline, who says there’s three core issues facing students, parents and teachers right now.
In the ramp up for the 2017 election, reporters Jack and Sam spoke with Derek Wenmoth the Director of e-Learning and Cathy Wylie from the New Zealand Council of Education Research. The two give us a rundown of the parties, policies and how we head forward after the election.
The first show in our election coverage focusing on education. This week Joel, Sam, and Jack, got an overview of New Zealand's current education system by talking to the general population on the streets, Derek Wenmoth from Core Education, and Cathy Wylie from the NZ Council of Education Research. Joel also spoke to the Green Party's Education Spokesperson Catherine Delahunty about education policy. On top of this we had the Southern Cross segment with the latest in Pacific news, and Sam did a report on the National Party's campaign music.
It is no secret that the National party has had many run ins with music copyright concerning their campaign music, most famously of course with Eminem during the last election. Reporter Sam Smith takes a look back at these episodes, the latest which concerns their new campaign song.