The Thursday Wire
There’s been a lot of talk lately, of course, on Nepal and the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara. The death toll has risen to over 3000 people and the government has declared a state...
John Key has been the subject of quite a lot of critique lately, and not only for the trending #ponytailgate. When John Key was asked if New Zealand would increase its refugee quota in Turkey last week, the Prime Minister said it was “not likely.”...
TEDxAuckland - Michel Tuffrey
In the lead up to TEDxAuckland, George Freeman spoke to Michel Tuffrey, who has been credited as being one of the ‘most significant Polynesian artists to date’ and as 'one of the seminal role players for the visibility of contemporary Pacific Island...
Neighbourhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer
We speak to our Australian correspondent Catherine Zengerer about security in the lead up to ANZAC day celebrations following the arrest of two teenagers over an alleged "terror" plot to attack police, what "Branzac" is, and deadly storms across New...
The sting of service
bFM reporter George Fenwick looks into the treatment of young, female service workers in light of ponytail-gate.
Art exhibition promotes solutions to child poverty
A nationwide school art competition sponsored by Child Poverty Action Group called ‘The Big Picture Competition’ is being held as an exhibition at Fresh Gallery in Otara from the 23rd of April - 2nd of May. The competition, which also ran last year,...
Prof. Paul Moon - Conscientious Objectors
Paul Moon, Professor of History at the Auckland University of Technology, talks to bFM's George Freeman about why he thinks it is important to acknowledge conscientious objectors on ANZAC day.
Reducing Stray Cat Numbers
The Veterinary Association is calling for urgent action to protect New Zealand's wildlife by reducing stray cat numbers. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of cat ownership in the world and a recent study found that each year stray cats are...
TEDx Auckland - Riley and Steve Hathaway
Riley and Steve Hathaway are a father-daughter duo with their own TV series, ‘Young Ocean Explorers’. The duo take viewers underwater to learn about marine life, investigating everything from kelp through to orca whales. At 14 years old, Riley has the...
State of the States with Jason Leopold
Every week, investigative journalist Jason Leopold delves into the big stories from the United States of America. He speaks to Anna Bracewell-Worrall. This week, Anna and Jason discuss Djibouti and the closing of Guantanamo Bay.
Alt-Parliamentarian: Louisa Wall
Every Thursday, we get to know a parliamentarian. This week, Louisa Wall from the Labour Party speaks to Anna Bracewell-Worrall.
Talking advocacy, activism, and resistance with Tame Iti
Speaker, artist, and advocate Tame Iti of Ngai Tuhoe speaks to Ben Leonard about advocacy, activism and resistance in the modern context.
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing
On Dear Science today we talk latex, artificial photosynthesis, and dog love.
TEDx Auckland - Dr Siouxsie Wiles
Dr Siouxsie Wiles is head of the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland where she studies infectious diseases by making them glow in the dark. She is also an active science commentator who regularly writes and speaks on science...
Making sense of culture and ethnicity
This is a conversation on culture and ethnicity and how you fit in to it all. Wire producer Mandus Orarback talks to his flatmate, Briar Moana Meads, who is both Pākeha and Māori. Identifying as Māori hasn't always come natural for Briar. She says...
Symantec has released its annual internet security report. They say hacking and cyberattacks are growing more sophisticated than ever, and hundreds of millions of new pieces of malware are flooding onto the internet. Symantec technology strategist...
The Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group are holding meetings around the country, to dicuss on how to resolve iwi negotiations over Freshwater rights. Earlier this year the government gave the mandate for Waitangi Day 2016 to ressolve iwi claims. 95bFM...
TEDx Auckland - Sir Bob Harvey
TEDx Auckland is back for 2015 with another line-up of brilliant speakers, bringing with them tonnes of new horizons and ideas. It will be taking place on Saturday the 2nd of May at the Victory Convention Centre in Auckland’s CBD. One of the inspiring...
In 12 Months, 1 in 6 Sex Workers Was Physically Assaulted,...
Dr Laura Meriluoto is a researcher at the University of Canterbury. She's been studying the hazards faced by sex workers in New Zealand. She spoke to Andrew Winstanley about why it's safer to be a sex worker in Christchurch than in Auckland and why...
Fighting Blindness in the 21st Century
Dr Hong Sheng Chiong is an ophthalmologist whose mission is to end preventable blindness. He believes that telemedicine and affordable, quality equipment can be used to fight blindness in remote and underdeveloped parts of the world. He is creating...
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