Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show. Your hosts Joe Wickins, Casper McGuire, Emilia Sullivan, Stella Huggins, and Liam Hansen focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
In Aotearoa, drug checking is a free, legal, and confidential service that aims to help people find out what is actually in their drugs so they can make informed decisions about if, when, and how they take them
Last week, the NZ Drug Foundation released its 2022 drug checking data report.
Jack Cormack-Neto spoke to Principal Science Advisor, Emily Hughes, about the impact of their drug checking clinics.
Host Andre Fa'aoso spoke with Doctor Arama Rata about the domestic tensions around New Zealand joining the AUKUS security-pact.
Jack Cormack-Neto chatted to Principal Science Advisor at the NZ Drug Foundation, Emily Hughes, about what they found at drug checking during 2022.
On The Green Desk, Jack Marshall interviewed Marine Ecologist Aaron Egerhe about the economic value of kelp forests.
Producer Alex Bonham spoke to Chief Executive Officer of Ecomatters Environment Trust, Carla Gee and senior organic waste advisor at the Auckland Council Elise O’Brien, about the potential for food scraps to improve soils and avoid tonnes emissions each year.
Producer Arno spoke to Richard Easther, astrophysicist at the University of Auckland, about the SpaceX Starship launch.
Arno also spoke with Ruth Dimes, Business masters programme director at the University of Auckland, about a study comparing students performance to ChatGPT AI.
Currently New Zealanders dump 300,000 tonnes of food each year in landfill where it emits methane, contributing to global warming. Aucklanders bin 100,000 tonnes of food and it makes up half of our kerbside waste. To address this, Auckland Council is rolling out a foodscrap collection this year. The scraps will go through an anaerobic digestion process to create fertiliser and biogas that will be used in horticultural systems south of the city. However, environmental campaigners argue that local composting leads to better soils and lower emissions. Alex Bonham spoke to Carla Gee of Ecomatters, that runs the Compost Collective, and Elise O'Brien, Senior Organic Waste Advisor at Auckland Council to talk about the amazing resource that is food waste.
For their weekly catch-up, News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to ACT’s Karen Chhour about the annual inflation rate, National's recently launched agriculture policy, and the Independent Police Conduct Authority's review into the 2022 parliament occupation.
For City Counselling this week Simon spoke with Manukau City Councillor Lotu Fuli. Lotu discussed the looming job losses at the council as well as Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson’s comments around trimming the fat and losing some ‘nice to haves’. Simon began by asking Lotu how the budget hole has deepened.
Researchers investigating data from commercial fishing vessels have found that bottom trawling activity increases sharply near newly established marine protected areas. The Green Desk's Jack Marshall spoke with Tai Lohrer about his research into the protected areas to find out why.
In this week's chat with James Shaw, Emilia Sullivan chats to the Green Party co-leader about his announcement of a $140 million subsidy to NZ Steel to transition away from burning coal, as well as a reflection on last week’s Budget and the Green Party candidate list ahead of the General Election later this year.
On Dear Science, Dr Alan Blackman discussed wavy wounds healing faster than straight wounds, Saturn regaining its status as the planet with the most moons in the solar system, and Caltech researchers discovering a way to double the resolution of light microscopes.
For City Counselling this week Simon spoke with Waitākere City Councillor Shane Henderson. Shane spoke in detail about the issues around selling the council’s shares in the airport, as well as the proposed 400 jobs set to be cut by the Auckland City Council. Simon began by asking Shane about how the extended budget shortfall is affecting the budget consultation process.
On the Green Desk for this week, Jack Marshall speaks to the Department of Conservation's Chief Science Advisor Mike Bunce about the role that new and developing technologies have in solving Aotearoa’s biodiversity threats.
The comedy special of everyones favourite segement has finally arrived. This week Joel Rindelaub enlightens the Tuesday Wire team on why we laugh, if being funny makes you hotter and if laughter is the best medicine.
For City Counselling this week Simon spoke with Manukau councillor Lotu Fuli. Lotu discussed the damage caused by Tuesday's floods, as well as the issues around public transport for those wanting to get home after the emergency announcement. Lotu also spoke about Mayor Brown's allegations of voter fraud in South Auckland. Simon began by asking Lotu about the flood damage caused by Tuesday's rain.