Ximena Smith and producers Will Parsonson and Reuben McLaren bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Dear Science with 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 as bFM's News & Editorial Director. Ximena loves a bit of the latest media, politics and technology news, but is up for reporting on anything & everything that might pique her interest or tickle her fancy.
A recent study has found worrying gaps in the language skills of Aotearoa’s youth in both Te Reo Maori and English. Harry spoke with the report’s lead author Professor Elaine Rees about language skills in New Zealand and the report’s findings.
Radio New Zealand's funding freeze has been a highly discussed topic in the realm of New Zealand news media. bFM reporter Conor Knell spoke to Labour's spokesperson for broadcasting Clare Curran about the pledge to increase funding and the plans to transform the broadcaster into a multi-media platform.
Mental health has become an increasingly more contentious topic in the lead up to this years election. Producer Will Parsonson reports on the problems the mental health sector has recently faced, as well as analysing how each party is offering to provide solutions to a ever growing problem..
On Dear Science this week, AUT’s Allan Blackman discusses the Cassini probe nearing its death, a key example of why big pharma gets a bad name and a case of self-prescribing apricot kernels as a cancer treatment leading to cyanide poisoning.
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.