Reuben McLaren and producers Lucy Austin and Mary-Margaret Slack bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our Pacific news feature Southern Crosswith AUT Pacific Media Centre's Jean Bell, and political commentary with someone from the Green Party, (usually) James Shaw.
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Reuben is studying a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Anthropology. He's very much politically minded, but this doesn't mean you'll ever hear his opinions on air. He's often found polishing his shoes and dressed like he's about to go sailing.
On the show today, Allan Blackman takes us through the Right to Try law, super computer power and Koko the Gorilla today on Dear Science. Fletcher Tabuteau from NZ First steps in for a discussion on how it works now Winston Peters is Acting Prime Minister, and a mention of Trump's travel ban being upheld. Land and Water Forum spokesperson Dr. Hugh Logan speaks with Darashpreet Johal about the organisations advice to the government regarding increasing water quality. Lillian Hanly speaks with Ian McCormick from the Auckland Council about PE (combustible) cladding. Lastly, Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira speaks with Brenda Rawiri from the Auckland Museum about Matariki.
Guest reporter Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira speaks with Brenda Rawiri from the Auckland Museum about their planned July Matariki celebrations, and the relevance of Matariki not only for Maori but all cultures in NZ.
The United Nations Secretary-General has called Syria hell on Earth. How did it get this bad? What are the geopolitics at play? And what about the rest of the Middle East? Maria Armoudian discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria and the surrounding areas with Laurie A. Brand, Fred H. Lawson, Hamoud Salhi, and William Harris.
Climate change, pesticide contamination, soil-depletion, loss of land, power politics, mass pollinator die-offs, and a host of big business practices threaten the long-term availability of healthy food. In part one of this symposium on the future of food, Maria Armoudian speaks with a panel of experts about the problems facing our food and the politics of food insecurity.
This week State Housing Action Network sent a letter to the Board and senior managers of the Housing New Zealand Corporation calling for their resignation. Jemima spoke with John Minto, the Convenor of SHAN, about why this letter was sent and why there needs to be a "transformational culture change" in HNZC. Jemima began the interview by asking, what SHAN's letter to HNZC is all about.
Today we look at conflict minerals and how the materials used to make the electronics that power our lives are often sourced from rebel controlled mines in the Congo. The minerals are often mined by women and children forced at gunpoint to find these minerals. Conor explores the problems surrounding this supply chain and what we can do to stop it
Producer Will Parsonson speaks with Dr Sue Belgrave, chair of the perinatal and maternal mortality review committee, working under the health quality and safety commission, about pregnancy and mortality in New Zealand. We touch on how the government could work to improve safety and standards for pregnant women and their children..
With reports of indefinite detentions and children being separated from their families at the United States border, Maria Armoudian explore how we got here, what the legal and political ramifications are and what happens next for America with Kevin Johnson and David Kyle.
A University of Otago research team working to restore fertility in women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome has received a $5 million grant from the Health Research Council. Rebecca Campbell leads the team, and I spoke to her about what this means for women in New Zealand who have the syndrome. Mary-Margaret started by asking what the syndrome is and how it affects fertility.