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Not the nanny: unconscious bias and that viral BBC video

Not the nanny: unconscious bias and that viral BBC video Not the nanny: unconscious bias and that viral BBC video, 7.49 MB
Mon 13 Mar 2017

International Relations professor Robert Kelly's BBC interview about South Korea was interrupted when his two small children showed up. His wife rushed in and ushered the children out of the room. However, many people and some media outlets assumed that Professor Kelly's wife, Jung-a Kim, was the nanny. The assumption has sparked a wider discussion about interracial couples and media representation of Asian women. bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson spoke to author MiMi Aye, who tweeted about some of these assumptions and is part of an interracial family. 

The Wire with Amanda: 13th March 2017

The Wire with Amanda: 13th March 2017 The Wire with Amanda: 13th March 2017, 101.61 MB
Mon 13 Mar 2017

95bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson and producer Ben Goldson look at the aftermath of this weekend's wild weather and the New Zealand SuperFund. We have our weekly chat with the Green Party, this week talking to co-leader James Shaw about abortion law reform and the possibility of shortening prison sentences if people in prison pass literacy tests. We also bring back our long-lost Pacific news segment, Southern Cross. We also look at the opening of new suicide prevention support refuge, Taranaki Retreat. And finally, we look at the racial bias behind assumptions in a viral BBC video. 

The battle against rape culture using education

The battle against rape culture using education The battle against rape culture using education, 20.15 MB
Fri 10 Mar 2017

A group of students organising a protest against rape culture received online threats of violence forcing them to change their protest location.  The protests follow an incident involving facebook comments from students about having sex with drunk and unconscious girls.  The protests are focused on the broader issue of normalisation of rape culture in New Zealand, and will take place on Monday where the students will march through Civic Square in Wellington.  95bFM reporter, Tess Barnett, spoke to Korowai Tumanako clinician, Russell Smith, who helped start a high school programme that teaches sex and consent, about the situation.

Poetry Collective 'Waxed Poetic Revival': Mohamed Hassan

Poetry Collective 'Waxed Poetic Revival': Mohamed Hassan Poetry Collective 'Waxed Poetic Revival': Mohamed Hassan, 6.48 MB
Fri 10 Mar 2017

Poetry Collective ‘Waxed Poetic Revival’ is holding a music and poetry show this Saturday night.  The show is called ‘LIGHT’, 95bFM host, Amanda, spoke to poet and co-founder of ‘Waxed Poetic Revival’, Mohamed Hassan, about what’s in store.

The Wire with Amanda: Friday March 10th, 2017

The Wire with Amanda: Friday March 10th, 2017 The Wire with Amanda: Friday March 10th, 2017, 15.41 MB
Fri 10 Mar 2017

Check out the full podcast for this week's Friday show, where we take a look at rape culture and the situation Wellington, we talk to National MP Jami-Lee Ross about superannuation and the domestice violence leave bill, we have Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding for the latest in Australian news, poet Mohamed Hassan talking about his upcoming poetry collective's show, and lastly Labour leader Andrew Little is live in the studio talking about superannuation, the Working Futures Plan, housing and getting more young people to vote.

Challenging the Minister of Education's alternative facts

Challenging the Minister of Education's alternative facts Challenging the Minister of Education's alternative facts, 14.84 MB
Thu 9 Mar 2017

Teachers from primary and secondary schools are calling out the Education Minister for massively overstating school funding increases and playing Trump-style politics with children's education. The NZEI and PPTA called a press conference yesterday to challenge the outgoing minister to explain herself. Parata has claimed that school funding has increased by 35 per cent under a National government, when it's only really increased by 2.3 per cent. Producer Jess Smith speaks to the President of NZEI Lynda Stuart to learn more, starting with the question of what claims were actually made.

Talking politics with the Green Party's James Shaw

Talking politics with the Green Party's James Shaw Talking politics with the Green Party's James Shaw, 30.67 MB
Thu 9 Mar 2017

Co-leader of the New Zealand Green Party James Shaw joins us in studio to discuss the contentious topics ruling this year's general elections. From superannuation and housing, to Nick Smith's proposal for "swimmable" rivers, Shaw covers it all in a chat with bFM reporter Jogai Bhatt. 

Rape culture in Aotearoa

Rape culture in Aotearoa Rape culture in Aotearoa , 14.5 MB
Thu 9 Mar 2017

The ongoing issue of rape culture in New Zealand has been brought to light following misogynistic comments made online by two male students of Wellington College. Big Buddy, an organisation that mentors fatherless boys, believes that for boys to understand consent, they must be taught by male role models in their lives. Producer Jess Smith speaks to the organisation's CEO Richard Aston to learn more about this issue. 

The Classics with Jimmy James Kouratoras

The Classics with Jimmy James Kouratoras The Classics with Jimmy James Kouratoras, 10.7 MB
Thu 9 Mar 2017

The Classics is an upcoming solo painting exhibition which explores the relationships between the current political climate, bans on the media, the increasing rigidity on freedom of expression, and heightened bureaucracy. Artist Jimmy James Kouratoras communicates these ideas through the portraiture paintings of 19th century cinema figures. bFM reporter Adam Jacobson speaks to Jimmy about the exhibition, and how he brought the idea into reality. 

International Women’s Day 2017: #BeBoldForChange

International Women’s Day 2017: #BeBoldForChange International Women’s Day 2017: #BeBoldForChange, 45.36 MB
Wed 8 Mar 2017

Today is International Women’s Day 2017. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange, where women, men and nonbinary people are being called on to take bold action in forging a more gender inclusive world. Carol Beaumont from the National Council for Women and Prue Kapua from the Māori Women’s Welfare League join us in the studio to talk about what constitutes bold change, what areas action is most needed in, as well as current barriers for change.