Ximena Smith and producer Adam Jacobson bring you bFM's daily News & Current Affairs show, including including Dear Science with various smart people, including AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of News, Current Affairs and views through the bFM lens.
A recently-recovered perpetual student, Ximena has somehow found time to host The Wire, juggling it with her day job - bFM's News & Editorial Director. Ximena loves a bit of the latest tech & media news but is up for reporting on anything & everything newsworthy.
This weekend, the Auckland International Cultural Festival will be returning for its 18th year. The free event is happening from 10am-5pm at the Mt Roskill Memorial Park, and will offer the public a diverse range of cultural and culinary experiences. Ximena speaks to event organiser Cara Cantrell about what Aucklanders can expect from this weekend’s festival.
A newly released book titled ‘War, Myths and Fairy Tales’ investigates the connections between war stories and fairy tales through a critical examination of global literature. Adam Jacobson speaks with the book’s co-author and contributor, Sara Buttsworth about the release of the new work and what stories it examines.
Check out the full show from Wednesday 23rd March, where Ximena & Adam take a look at cannabis instead of cows, talk with Human Rights Lawer Deborah Manning, AUT’s Allan Blackman joins us again live in the studio for Dear Science and more
New information has emerged that suggests the NZ Defence Force made factual inaccuracies in their rebuttal to Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s new book, Hit & Run. The lawyers representing villagers from Khak Khuday Dad and Naik, who were allegedly attacked by the SAS in a 2010 raid, say the village the NZDF claims the raid took place in actually doesn’t even exist. Ximena speaks to one of the lawyers, Deborah Manning, for further detail about this new information.
Replace cows with cannabis. These are the recent comments made by esteemed entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson, on his most recent visit to New Zealand. He suggests if marijuana were to be legalised, dairy farmers could replace sections of their land designated for cows, over to industrial growing of cannabis.Adam Jacobson explores these issues in a recent report.
Reporter Sam Smith speaks to author and researcher Jane McRae about her new book "Māori Oral Tradition: he Kōrero nō te Ao Tawhito. Through the book, McRae introducers readers to the distinctive oral style and language of the traditional compositions, acknowledges the skills of the composers of old and explores the meanings of their striking imagery and figurative language.
Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we speak to Michael Powles about the prospects of a 'reset' on New Zealand's Pacific relations, Jane McCrae about a new book she's put out on Māori Oral Traditions, take a look at talks between China's Premier and Bill English, and more.
The Human Trafficking Research Coalition released a report late last year detailing Migrant labour exploitation in NZ. It found foreign workers were mistreated in key industries, such as construction, hospitality and agriculture. bfm producer Ben speaks with the co-ordinator of the Union network of Migrants, Dennis Maga.