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.
Is reality show ruining society? Or is it just entertainment. It’s showing no signs of slowing down, with the popularity of shows like the Bachelor and Love Island seemingly on the rise. Kelly Enright had a talk with AUT academic Professor Thomas Owen about the potential downsides to the genre. And to present a balanced argument we invited Jane Yee, the host of The Real Pod, a podcast about reality TV produced by the Spinoff, to chat with Stewart Sowman-Lund about why it’s such good entertainment.
On Wednesday, the Tertiary Education Union held a teach-in event at the University of Auckland about the efforts of the Vice-Chancellor to silence student and staff debate on campus. The event was pre-planned and the space for the event was booked yet the University security still called police to come and sit in on the event. Producer Stewart Sowman-Lund had a talk with Sandra Grey, the National President of the Tertiary Education Union, about the presence of the police.
A recent study has found children are exposed to alcohol advertising on average 4.5 times per day in Aotearoa. The industry self-regulates their advertising, something critics say is ineffective and the government needs to get involved. Lachlan spoke with lead author of the Study Tim Chambers from Otago University.
Oscar talked to Filipo Levi, the community liason manager of South Auckland Middle School, one of the charter schools under the Villa Education Trust, about religious education in New Zealand and the structure, freedom and legitimacy of charter and character schools.
On Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about a newly discovered underground lake on Mars, a defrosted 42,000 year-old worm, and how statistics can help us figure out who wrote which Beatles song.
Some call it a post-truth society. With increased media consolidation, fake news, and plummeting trust in the media, what needs to be done to solve our epistemological crisis? Maria Armoudian speaks to Robert Entman and Victor Pickard about fake news and what can be done about it.
A new ruling by the European Union means gene-edited plants are now subject to the same tough laws which Genetic Modified products are subject to. Jack Marshall, our resident Greendesk producer talked to Professor Peter Dearden from the University of Otago’s Department of Biochemistry about GMO’s, GM’s, and other things starting with G!
This week in International News, Conor looks at the Pakistan election and their newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan. We examine the political conditions of Pakistan, explore some historical context, examine the challenges Khan faces and look back on how one of Pakistan's greatest ever cricketers rose to political leadership