Lillian Hanly and producer Sherry Zhang bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Dear Sciencethanks toMOTATwith AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman or Marcus Jones and our regular chat with Fletcher Tabuteau from New Zealand First.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a critical look at the exclusive-ness of the 'Kiwi bloke', and is now the News Director at 95bFM after volunteering since early 2014. In her spare time she'll be catching up on reading all the Noam Chomsky and Charles W. Mills books she wasn't able to in the past 5 five years of tertiary education, trying to make her second documentary film and lifeguarding at Bethells Beach. Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi a Lillian, he wahine Pākehā nō Aotearoa, Lillian is Pākehā and her first language is Māori. This upbringing highly influences the way she tells stories on the radio.
Grace speaks to Peter Chultz, acting retirement commissioner, about an upcoming University of Auckland summit on April 26 on the CFFC's review report on retirement in New Zealand. The report will be released at the end of this year and will examine challenges to New Zealand's retirement scheme.
It's The Wire with Stewart Sowman-Lund for another Thursday! This week it's just Stewart and producer Grace in studio - but that doesn't mean it's not a packed show.
ACT Party leader David Seymour joins Stewart to talk about his End of Life Choice Bill - and why he voted against gun law reform.
After that, Labour’s Andrew Little is here for his weekly chat - and there's a lot to talk about.
Finally, Producer Grace speaks to Peter Cortz, acting Retirement Commissioner.
All of that plus another thrilling edition of Poll Position, why you should sleep with the windows open, and bFM listeners try to help Stewart with his feline problem. It's The Wire with Stewart and it's madness.
ACT Party leader David Seymour has had a busy couple of weeks. Firstly, he has been the sole voice of opposition out of all 120 MPs to the government’s gun law reform legislation, which passed its final reading last night. He says it’s not because he’s against changes to our gun laws - but because he doesn’t think there has been enough time to accurately discuss the nuances of what is a very technical bill. But, Mr Seymour has also been in the media’s focus because of his End of Life Choice Bill. The Bill passed it’s first reading at the end of 2017, before going to select committee. Just this week, the justice select committee has reported back on the Bill, making only minor suggestions for how it should progress. Something which Mr Seymour has welcomed. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to David about both of these issues in some depth - and started by talking about guns. Is he really just against the parliamentary process that has seen this Bill become a law in less than two weeks?
On Dear Science today with AUT’s Marcus Jones we are talking about nutrition and cancer risk, plastic bags, and really old ice.
Lillian speaks with Anjum Rahman of the Islamic Women’s Council of NZ
Sherry talks to Emma Ng, curator and writer of Old Asian New Asian, a book on where conversations should head to around the framing of Asian-New Zealanders. We didn't manage to play all the audio clips due to the sound quality, but we will be following up with Emma.
AND we will be ACTUALLY be returning to our Economic Anxiety feature with Rod Oram this week which we haven’t been able to play, so we are up to part 5 now!
This week, Sherry attended and recorded Emma Ng's talk at Elam School of fine Arts. However due to the Audio quality, we could not play the clips and will be following up with her. Emma published Old Asian, New Asian in 2017, on anti-asian sentiment in New Zealand.
Sherry also responds to some texts from last weeks segment on Julie Zhu and Nahyeon's short film Myth of the Minority and Asian representation.
On Dear Science today with AUT’s Marcus Jones we are talking about nutrition and mortality rates, plastic bags, and really old ice. The plastic bags discussion was heated with plenty of people messaging in saying 'hemp hemp hemp hemp' was the way to go.
The full show podcast for the Tuesday Wire of the 9th of April. Featuring The Community Garden, Board Games and both Desks; Green and International. A big thank you to every one who talked and contributed to the show.
Despite efforts to preserve endangered animals, trafficking has increased in some parts of the world by an estimated 5000% according to conservationists and the poaching is pushing some animals to the very brink of extinction. In 2014, 46 countries signed the London Declaration which was set up to work towards ending wildlife trafficking through law enforcement and cross-country cooperation. Wildlife trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar industry that has reportedly helped fund Al-Qaeda-related groups. What is the scope of the problem? What should be done about it? Maria Armoudian speaks with David Wilkie, Tanya Wyatt, and Marc Bekoff.
West Papua Action Auckland has sent an appeal to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, calling on him to persuade the Indonesian authorities to allow an independent investigation of the humanitarian crisis in Nduga West Papua. Jemima spoke to Maire Leadbeater from West Papua Action Auckland about the appeal.