Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

95bFM: The Wednesday Wire with Paul Deady

The bFM WIRE Today: 12 - 2pm weekdays
Click for
bFM
For links toWindows Media Player & 128kbps Streams Go To:
http://www.95bfm.com/default,live.sm

The Wednesday Wire Hosted By Paul Deady

1220 – Carmen Gravatt on the Rainbow Warrior

Greenpeace were doing what they do best again yesterday, chaining themselves to anchors and blocking a coal ship in the port of Lyttleton. But if the TV coverage last night was anything to go by, that's about all there was to it – a bunch of crazies causing mischief. So it'll be nice to actually hear what they were, and are, trying to draw attention to. At 1220 I'll be speaking with Carmen Gravatt who is on the Rainbow Warrior and right in the thick of things. She'll explain how the NZ government is expanding our coal industry at the same time as harping on about reducing carbon emissions.

1240 - Houses – Shane Jones Minister of Building and Construction

At 1240 the Minister for Building and Construction Shane Jones will be on the line all the way from the far north. We'll be having talking about his plans to streamline the consent process for major housing projects, which Labour hopes might go some way to easing the whole housing affordability thing by cutting down on costs associated with red tape. But critics argue the plan will see an explosion of ugly, samey housing projects, and will do little to solve the problem of pricey homes.

1300 – Dr Barbara Maas, Care For The Wild

At one o'clock I'll be speaking with Dr Barbara Mass, currently visiting this country as the representative for an international organisation called Care For The Wild. This week, a World Economic Forum report on travel and tourism surprisingly ranked this country as the worst of 130 countries in terms of how well we protect endangered species. Barbara says this is a wake up call for NZers who take pride in our clean and green credentials.

1320 – Counterclockwise – Fiji and Pacific Forum

The very excellent Selwyn Manning from the team at scoop will be on the line at twenty past one for Counterclockwise. Today Selwyn will be looking at developments at the Pacific Foreign Ministers forum currently taking place in Auckland. Fiji and China are the hot topics, and Selwyn was there yesterday hearing from Winston Peters and his Australian foreign affairs counterpart, Stephen Smith.

1340 – Book She Read – Granta 100 and literary spat

And then at one forty Sally's back for another installment of Book She Read. Today she'll be taking a look at the latest release from Granta – the very well respected literary periodical which this month celebrates its 100th issue. Critical reaction has been pretty mixed though – only 2 out of 5 stars on amazon – so it'll be interesting to get a bfm perspective won't it? Sally will also be prying into the spat that's causing a ruccus in the local book community, and taking up precious column inches in letters to the editor at the Herald.

Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Scoop HiveMind Project: Universal Basic Income - Are We Up For It?

This is an opportunity for you as one of the 4 million potential funders and recipients of a Universal Basic Income to collectively consider the issue:
1. Is UBI is a desirable policy for New Zealand; and
2. How should a UBI system work in practice. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: National Announces Plan To Hit Youth With Big Mallets

The National party has announced its youth justice policy, which includes a controversial plan for recidivist serious youth offenders to be hit over the head with a comically large rubber mallet. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: This ->

It's been brought to my attention that Labour's new campaign slogan is "Let's do this". A collective call to action. A mission. I myself was halfway out of the couch before I realised I wasn't sure what it was I was supposed to do. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Hivemind Report: What New Zealanders Think About Affordable Housing

Ordinary citizens have had very few venues where they can debate and discuss as to what they believe has led to the crisis in affordable housing and how we might begin to address this. The HiveMind on affordable housing was about redressing the balance. More>>

ALSO:

New Hivemind Exploration: Opening The Election - Freshwater Quality

This is an opportunity for you as one of the 4 million guardians of our common water resources to help us find mutually agreeable solutions to the critical task of collectively managing these resources for health and sustainability. More>>

ALSO: