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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.
Laura Kvigstad spoke with Marketing Lecture from The University of Auckland, Gavin Northey about corporate participation in Pride. Laura asked if he thought corporations pulling out of Pride were about being on the right side of history.
Grace speaks to Janfrie Wakim, co-convenor of the Child Poverty Action Group, about the Salvation Army's State of the Nation report, and it's possible outcomes for New Zealand children living below the poverty line.
This is How We’re Gonna Die is a play set in a flat with the flatmates faced with the prospect of the world ending. It is raising money for Youthline this year and is playing as part of the Fringe festival, with shows starting next week. Kelly Gilbride is a co-founder of PG Productions, along with Lana Petrovic. Lana wrote the play and Kelly directed it. Steven Maxwell is acting in it. Lillian Hanly had Kelly and Steve in studio to talk about the play and how difficult flatting can be.
The Our March pride event happened over the weekend, along with other events throughout Tāmaki Makaurau over the week. Much commentary from mainstream media was questioning the event in the wake of a number of corporate sponsors pulling out following the Auckland PRide Boards decision to ban police uniforms. Phylesha Brown-Acton is a board member to the auckland pride festival incorporated society organisation. Lillian Hanly spoke with Phylesha to find out more about Our March, and the history of the pride events.
A recent study has shown that the majority of women think they need to "take a break" from oral contraceptive pills every couple of years. But there is actually no biological evidence for "giving your body a break" from the contraceptive pill. So how do myths about contraception come about? Olivia Holdsworth spoke to Family Planning’s nurse advisor Laura Ingram about this issue and started by asking what are the side effects of the pill?