Jemima Huston and producers Damian Rowe and Bailley Verry bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our Pacific news feature Southern Crosswith AUT Pacific Media Centre's Rahul Bhattarai, and political commentary with someone from the Green Party, (usually) James Shaw.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Jemima is a Law, Media and Politics student at UoA. She is passionate about investigative journalism, speaking to people and hearing their stories but is not so keen on land law. Jemima loves groovy trousers and any chance to have a boogie.
Justin gave an update on the protests in Hong Kong. While Chief Execuetive Carrie Lam has officialy retracted the bill that sparked protests, which proposed an amendment to the law allowing extraditions to China, protests demanding more democratic rights and autonomy are still ongoing.
Justin also talked to Jason and Tiffany (not real names), two Hong Kong high school students who organized class boycotts as part of the protests.
Sherry Zhang and Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira provided the English voices for the two students.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced plans to make the teaching of New Zealand history compulsory in schools this morning. Ardern says this will "reset a national framework so all learners and ākonga are aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they have influenced and shaped the nation.”
Deb spoke to Education Minister Chris Hipkins about the planned changes, who started by explaining how New Zealand history is currently approached in schools.
Tensions in South Africa reached a fever pitch, after just under a week of looting and violence across the nation, which has rapidly become a pressure cooker for xenophobic angst and anxiety. Tuwhenuaroa explores some of the reasons behind what motivated these attacks.
Delayed Gratification is a quartely magazine that deals with news after it happened - it's the 'slow journalism' magazine. So what is Slow Journalism? How does that work? What is the point even? Lillian Hanly speaks to co-founder of the magazine Rob Orchard about the magazine, why it is necessary and what obstacles proper journalism is facing today. In particular, fake news, the political economy of journalism, the internet and the importance of accurate, critical and well researched reporting on politics.
Sherry speaks to The Opportunities Party new leader Geoff Simmons on TOP'S relaunch with next year's election, former leader Gareth Morgan’s influence, and what an evidence based policy structure looks like.