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.
Former Malaysia deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has returned to Malaysian politics after winning a by-election two weeks ago. Justin looks into the history of Malaysia and the relationship between Anwar and his mentor/friend/enemy/current Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
This week, Conor looks into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. We look at his previous career, political opinions, the circumstances behind his killing and why major players in the international community have been hesitant to outrightly condemn Saudi Arabia
In the aftermath of former National MP Jami-Lee Ross releasing a secretly recorded tape between him and former leader Simon Bridges, the Thursday Wire team listens to an excerpt from the recording, as well as Bridges' reaction to it.
The Government has announced it will remove the cap on gender affirmation surgeries for trans people in Aotearoa. Previously, the cap stood at 4 surgeries every 2 years, leaving many on the over 100 person waitlist feeling deeply discouraged. Lachlan spoke with Ahi Wi Hongi from gender minorities Aotearoa about the cap being lifted.
This day in history looks at the 2007 Karsaz bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, which targeted People's Party leader Benazir Bhutto. Although it failed to kill Bhutto, the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan would be assassinated later that year.
First up on today's Wire we discuss the fallout from Jami-Lee Ross' secret recording of Simon Bridges, then Oscar unveils his new segment, Community Garden, this week speaking to Kieran from movespace. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, talking post prison support and the government’s response to an Israeli court ordering New Zealanders to pay a fine for encouraging Lorde to cancel a concert in Tel Aviv. Lachland also speaks with Ahi from gender minorities Aoteaora about the governemnet removing the cap on gender affirmation surgery, and finally, this day in history returns to look at the 2007 bombing in Karsaz, in Karachi Pakistan.