Lachlan Balfour and producers Ben Goldson and Jemima Huston bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our U.S. news feature State of the States with a correspondent from WNYU News, a look at This Day in History, as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Lachlan Balfour is a law and arts student who's been at bFM since mid-2017. When he's not reading cases you can find him tweeting about British politics, prison reform and complaining about public transport.
Trauma has profound and lifelong physical and psychological effects on its survivors. It can damage the mind, the brain, and stunt development. What exactly is trauma? How does it affect us individually and as a society? And how can trauma survivors recover from these experiences? Maria Armoudian speaks with Charles Figley, Richard Chefetz, and Daniel Siegel.
Donald Trump may have committed the ultimate faux-pas for his fanbase, when he met up with Russia president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland earlier this week.
Only days after US intelligence clearly concluded to Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign, Trump gave in to Putin, ultimately choosing his budding friendship and alliance with the questionnable leader, over the States's historical alignment and domestic support. Thus creating unprecedented backlash back home.
Will his back pedalling be enough to convince his supporters he cares?
This week Generation Zero submitted their landmark Zero Carbon act to parliament after two years of extensive planning and negotiating from volunteers and professionals alike. The Youth group are encouraging NZ to step up and lead the world in making NZ net carbon zero by 2050, an ambitious goal the group says is more than possible. Dara had a chat with Sidd Mehta earlier this morning to get all the info
On the Wire today, temporary host Lisa and producers Harry and Darashpreet discuss neutrino, old photographs and bread with AUT's Allan Blackman on our weekly segment Dear Science.
Darashpreet talks to Generation Zero’s Sidd Mehta on this week’s submission of the Zero Carbon Act to government. Whats is all about? Stay tuned to find out.
Lisa reports on the latest news from America, where Donald Trump is being heavily criticized for siding with Russia on the alleged campaign meddling.
Darashpreet also unpacks the news that senior police are resigning in droves, while the government are trying to push for new officers. She chats with Police Association President Chris Cahill and Police Minister Stuart Nash to uncover what’s up.
Sam talks to Auckland University Politics Lecturer Maria Armoudian about the election of a new justice to the US Supreme Court. In his international segment this week, Conor talks to Massey university’s Negar Partow about more airstrikes on Gaza. Mary-Margaret talks to the President of the National Council of Women Gill Greer about a problematic ruling by our court about non-consensual photographs. Our greendesk friend Jack Marshall chats with Greens co-leader and Climate Change Minister James Shaw. Public consultation on the Net Zero-Carbon bil. Olivia Holdsworth asks police minister Stuart Nash about new initiatives being rolled out in the Auckland region.
Police Minister Stuart Nash has said there could be more smaller police bases opening in townships around the country. Last week, he opened one in Beachlands, so Olivia Holdsworth asked him about these initiatives.
Graham Rowe, a 61 year old man, has been convicted three times of non-consensually taking photographs of young women and girls. On one of the occasions, he was issued a trespass notice by police. A few weeks ago, his conviction for taking photos of two underage girls wearing bikinis at beach, was quashed. His lawyer said that “if they didn’t want to be snapped, they shouldn’t have worn bikinis”. Mary-Margaret spoke to Gill Greer, President of National Women’s Council, about the problematic precedent this sets, and the wider right to respect within society.
On the International Desk, Conor looks at the recent airstrikes on Gaza and the geo-political consequences of this flare in the Israel-Palestine conflict. We talk with Senior Lecturer on Security Studies at Massey University Dr. Negar Partow about the political consequences of these actions within Israel as well as in relation to the current Iran-Saudi regional proxy war
Hacking, fake news, and paid trolls have become more common over the last few years, with many internal and external forces attempting to corrupt, or at least influence, both information online and what makes the news. Chris Tenove and Jennifer Forestal discuss whether these phenomena are destroying democracy with Maria Armoudian.