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.
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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.
American whistleblower Chelsea Manning is planning on coming to New Zealand as part of a speaking tour, but the National Party believes the activist should not be allowed to enter the country. The reason cited is Manning's previous criminal conviction.
Producer Daniel Meech spoke to Green Party MP and Human Rights lawyer Golriz Ghahraman and started with asking about who Chelsea Manning is, and what she did.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we are talking about how we are capable of smelling, dodgy psych studies, and a botched execution in a Nebraska state which may be due to the drugs used.
Daniel Meech talks to Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman about the upcoming Chelsea Manning talk and National’s desire to see her banned from entering the country on the ground of her previous conviction.
Lillian talked to some co founders of the game Sooth to find out what it is all about
Darashpreet talks to Professor Paul Brunton about the new dental facility University of Otago will be building in South Auckland
The University of Otago is building a new dental teaching facility and patient treatment clinic in South Auckland to help meet the health needs of people, and provide students with wide ranging opportunities in a diverse community.
The building is being built on land owned by Counties Manukau District Health Board, and will be helping people in South Auckland with their dental issues.
FORTY EIGHT final year, Bachelor of Dental Surgery will be assigned to the counties manukau facility, as part of their coursework. Construction of the building is already underway and is proposed to be completed by TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY.
To find out more about why the facility is being built in South Auckland and how it’s all coming about, Darashpreet spoke to Professor Paul Brunton, the Pro-Vice Chancellor Division of Health Sciences.
Andra, founding member, and Nik, co-creator, of a game called Sooth, joined Lillian Hanly in studio this week. They are part of a group of people who came together to do prototypes, artwork, and testing in order to get this game ready for commercial use. What is this game you say? Essentially it’s a question game with yes or no answers. The rules are very loose and you can really make the game whatever you want it to be, whether it is serious or just fun. Some of the questions go like this, Do you tolerate intolerance? Do you go by the name your parents gave you? Are you famous enough to be in the news when you’re arrested for intoxication? Is a headmaster more important than a politician? Anyway. The best way of understanding the game is to play it. So Lillian started by asking Nik and Andra how this all began and then got some fellow bFMers in the studio to play the game…
So that was Sooth! If you’re interested in playing you might want to go checkout their facebook page to find out more or get in touch with them, as well as head to their Boosted page to support the effort.
Democracy the idea of governing of, for, and by the people is a long-exhausted principle, particularly in places like the United States and New Zealand. However, Michael Mann suggests that democracy may also have a dark side. Mann suggests that majorities can and do oppress minorities often in the name of majoritarian democracy. In the worst-case scenarios this has led to murderous ethnic cleansing and genocide. Maria Armoudian spoke with Mann about democracy’s dark side.
After two Liberal Party leadership spills last week, Malcolm Turnbull has been ousted as party leader and Prime Minister on Friday. Treasurer Scott Morrison became the 30th Prime Minister of Australia, after defeating Peter Dutton and Julie Bishop. Justin spoke to Dr Peter Chen of the University of Sydney about what caused the leadership challenges and how it will affect trans-Tasman relations, Dr Jill Sheppard of the Australian National University about the new government’s effects on refugee and climate change policies and Frank Bongiorno of the Australian National University on the legacy of these challenges on Australian political history.
This week on the Greendesk, to get fresh for fashion week Jack has a story about ethical fashion with a founder of the site Well Made Clothes. Justin takes us to Australia for international news this week - he speaks to three Australian academics about what’s been happening over there. Leonard speaks to Mik Smellie about the random acts of kindness day and Splice organisation. And finally, Conor recaps Bob Muller’s investigation against the Trump administration.