Lillilan Hanly and producers Lisa Boudet and Leah Garcia-Purves bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Dear Science with AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman and our regular chat with Tracey Martin from New Zealand First.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a wannabe exposé on John Key, and is now the News Director at bFM after volunteering since early 2014. In her spare time she'll be catching up on reading all the Noam Chomsky and Charles W. Mills books she wasn't able to in the past 5 five years of tertiary education, trying to make her second documentary film and lifeguarding at Bethells Beach. Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi a Lillian, he wahine Pākehā nō Aotearoa, Lillian is Pākehā and her first language is Māori. This upbringing highly influences the way she tells stories on the radio.
Wire producer Darashpreet Johal reports on Kiwibank charging interest on what were once interest free overdrafts for tertiary students. This has frustrated many students who argue that this is not what they signed up for.
This piece is a follow up to Nicky Jonas' report on the issue, who first covered this in Debate.
Producer Will Talks to Tim Carr, Cheif Ninja (CEO) of Mindkits, a company that seeks to educate through 3D printing and other modern technologies such as robotics. Tim tells Will about their new initiative to 3D print Moa bones as educational tools for students and teachers, as well as what Mindkits hopes to do in education technology.
If you want to access Mindkits free resources, you can catch them on www.mindkits.co.nz/freeresources
Donald Trump strikes again. After pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change last June, the US president announced the country will no longer be part of the deal on Iran's nuclear weapon concluded by his predecessor Barack Obama in July 2015.
Producer Lisa Boudet reports on the president's decision, and what it means for both Iran and the rest of the signatories, as well as for the future of diplomacy and world stability.
For this installment of The Wire Worry Week, Producer Conor Knell spoke with Mark Shaw from Symantec.
The two look into Crypto Currencies, the security risks that surround them, and what you can do to keep safe.
Today on the Green Desk, producer Jack Marshall doubled up and had 2 stories for us. What a treat. Firstly, Jack spoke with Minister for the Environment David Parker about the "Our Land Report 2018" And what the implications may be. Secondly, Jack chatted with Sohaib Rafique, a researcher from Australia who is looking into how the rise of electric cars may impact the power grid.
Leonard Powell hosts the Tuesday Wire today. First up on the show, Conor Knell does an International story about the Iran Nuclear Deal, in relation to Donald Trumps administration scandal. Jack Marshall has his hands full on the Green Desk. Firstly, he chats with Environmental Minister David Parker about Our Land Report 2018 and what it entails. Jack then chats with Sohaib Rafique, a researcher from Australia who is looking into how the rise of electric cars may impact the power grid. Finally, Conor speaks to Mark Shaw for Wire Worry Week about Cyber Security and the risks around Crypto Currencies. Happy Birthday to David Attenborough, 92 today.
Today, for Wire Worry Week: cyber safety. Ben Reid is the executive director of New Zealand’s Artificial Intelligence forum. The rise of AI means our world will be increasingly based in technology, and there need to be people ensuring our security is safeguarded as this technology develops. The forum released a report last week: ‘Shaping a Future New Zealand’. They found that developments in AI are not going to lead to mass unemployment, contrary to common fear. Mary-Margaret Slack asked where that worry comes from.