Lillilan Hanly 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 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.
The Green Party co-leadership race got competitive today with Julie Anne Genter throwing her hat in the ring. We spoke with Marama Davidson, who announced her candidacy over the weekend, and Julie Anne about why they should be made co-leader.
This week The Wire has been talking about Waitangi Day, the Treaty of Waitangi and partnership. Today Jemima talked to Tamsin Hanly about the curriculum programme resource she's written for New Zealand primary schools called, "A Critical Guide to Māori and Pākehā Histories of Aoteroa". The resource offers an in depth look into the history of partnership in New Zealand and moves away from the standard "Captain Cook" story that we were all told in school. For more information on Tamsin's curriculum resource head to, criticalhistories.nz.
Rodeo in Aotearoa is coming under increasing pressure with public attitide turning against it and protests at rodeos increasing. Accusations that a bull had to be put down after suffering severe leg injuries during a rodeo last week are being investigated by the SPCA. Lachlan spoke with Apollo Taito from Direct Animal Action about the incident and rodeo in Aotearoa more generally.
On today's Wire we spoke to Minister for Corrections Kelvin Davis, as well as Green party co-leadership candidates Marama Davidson and Julie Anne Genter. For our Wire Worry Week, Jemima talked with lecturer Tamsin Hanly about her work with Critical Histories of Aoteroa. Lachlan also talked to Direct Animal Action spokesperson Apollo Taito about the group's opposition to rodeo. Finally we've got regular feature, This Day in History, which takes us back to the Ramadan Revolution of 1963 in the Republic of Iraq.
Producer Will Parsonson takes us through this mornings Falcon Heavy launch from Space X. Is this launch as groundbreaking as some might say or is just the next step in a series of small ventures from Space X? It's too hard to make any calls just yet, so its up to you to work out if Elon Musk is too confident in his bid to be the first to send people to mars, or maybe, just maybe he's about to change humanity for good. Only time will tell.
The South African city of Cape Town is going through one of its worse water crisis. Droughts have put increasing strain on the city's dams - to the point where three quarters of the residents risk loosing their individual access to water. 95bFM producer Lisa Boudet on whether Cape Town will face Day Zero in the (very) near future.
On the Wire today, Dear Science discussions involve questions around the success of fit bits, the slow turning of the earth's magnetic poles and Donald Crowhurst, who, 50 years ago attempted to sail around the world.
Will Parsonson tells us about the SpaceX launch this morning.
Tracey Martin talks about Waitangi Day.
Dr. Vincent O'Malley explains New Zealand's Declaration of Independence on Wire Worry Week where we are looking in depth at Waitangi.
Finally, Lisa Boudet explains the water crisis in Cape Town South Africa.
On todays Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman we talk about a new study about the validity of fit-bits in keeping you fit, we then delve into the potentially terrifying thought of the north and south poles swapping places and incinerating us all (not literally(but maybe who knows)). Finally we talk about the story of ameture inventer and adventurer Donald Crowhurst and Allan blows our minds with a very intense story of adventure, cheating adventure and the end of an adventure. Lots of adventure... Listen to the podcast.