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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a wannabe exposé on John Key, and is now the News Director at bFM 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.
On Today’s show, Andrew Little returns to talk to Oscar about treaty settlements and the recommendations made to Aotearoa at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review. Grace talks Sarah about the strike actions of around 1000 ambulance officers as well as the conditions the strikes have arisen from. In Neutral Corner, we review the media coverage and content of the State of The Union address and On this Day in History, 1962, the total embargo on Cuba by the United States of America began.
It's time to check in with all the goings on in the UK, with our European correspondant Mary-Margaret Slack. This week, Theresa May’s heading to Northern Ireland… and is a no Brexit deal off the table? Have a listen.
Stewart Sowman-Lund is back from oblivion to host this week's show - and it's packed to the brim.
There are calls for New Zealanders to learn more about our colonial past in schools - the chair of the History Teachers’ Association chats to Stewart about a new petition asking for exactly that.
Plus, should New Zealand just outright ban cigarettes? It’s being proposed in Hawaii. ASH spokesman Ben Youdan talks to Stewart.
Then, Our European correspondent Mary-Margaret Slack is back for another week. What's the latest Brexit developments?
Plus, Green Desk is here as usual: This week Mitchell talks to University of Canterbury Associate Professor of Engineering Dr Aaron Marshall, about his almost zero-waste solution for treating acid waste and discarded zinc
After that, Liv talks about the outcomes of The Australian Royal Commission’s investigation into their financial sector and what this might mean for New Zealand.
And finally for our weekly international segment, Lisa reports on the latest developments of the political crisis in Venezuela.