Lillilan Hanly and producers Will Parsonson and Reuben McLaren bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Dear Science with AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman and our regular chat with Tracey Martin from New Zealand First.
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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.
Mary-Margaret headed down to the quad to check out what was going on at the new Barilla dumplings on campus. She spoke to one of the staff members of the new store and a bunch of students who were walking past. Then there was some delicious on air snacking.
The departure lounge is a multimedia exhibition paying homage to the stories and history of the kings arms, music venue and bar which is set to close down at the end of this month. Joel talked to Rachael Burke, one of the artists involved in the exhibition, about the significance of the of the work.
Moana Maniapoto is a Māori musician, artist, and self-confessed political junkie who performs under the stage name Moana and the Tribe. Joel Thomas talked to her about the different views on the treaty, and the importance of seeking out Māori settlement stories.
Kate Schuetze, pacific researcher, and writer of Amnesty International's new report on Manus Island refugees speaks with producer Conor. Kate discusses the forced transfer of refugees, lack of security from both PNG forces and locals, and the lack of responsibility taken by the Australian government.
On today's Wire we talk to Green MP Chloe Swarbick about her medicinal cannabis bill, Children's Comissioner Andrew Becroft about reports of racism in the education system and Labour MP Andrew Little about his agenda as the new Justice Minister. Finally there's This Day in History, which takes us back to 1968 for the official launch of Richard Nixon's campaign for president in 1968