Lillilan Hanly and producers Lisa Boudet and Leah Garcia-Purves 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.
Oral historian Caren Wilton introduces her new book My Body My Business, a collection of eleven stories told by sex workers from all walks of life. They recount their early years, first encounter with sex work, years in activity. They share intimate stories about their families, partners, dreams and regrets. They also tell tales of tight community feeling and of a world about to disappear - the streets, the clubs, the language.
Producer Lisa Boudet has a chat with Caren, and overquotes the book. This is the almost full length version - for a shorter one, you can listen to the edited version which played on air during the show.
Ben talks to the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation about where we are at with abortion reform and which model put forward by the law commission they like best. Mary-Margaret asks one of the women behind I Am Eva - the first New Zealand period panty brand - about their launch. In international news, Conor looks at the flipside of brexit: the countries trying to enter the European Union. For the Green Desk this week, Jack talks with Newsroom’s Eloise Gibson about the future of Antartic’s marine protected areas. And finally, Leonard is back with another lovely little everyday people clip.
Period proof underwear is an increasingly popular reusable option for menstruators. The idea is that they fit just like your normal undies, but they can absorb as much of your period as a tampon or pad would. I am Eva is the first New Zealand brand of period proof undies, and they are just about to launch. Mary-Margaret spoke to one of their founders, Kylie Matthews, and she started by asking her how the undies work.
This week, Conor takes a look at the Balkans region and the six countries aspiring to join the EU by 2025. We look at why these nations want to join and what the EU can do for these small, young European nation states.