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.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
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.
Reporter Conor Knell speaks to Doctor of International Politics at Auckland University, Thomas Gregory, on the state of democracy in Turkey.
Producer Laura speaks with political coordinator of AAAP, Ricardo Menendez March, on punitive costs placed upon mothers who do not list the biological father's name on their child's birth certificate.
This week in Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide, we talk about a campaign being undertaken in Tasmania to save 500,000 wildlife from death by car.
Producer Conor speaks with Susan St John of the Child Poverty Action Group, about treasury's mistake in projecting child poverty reduction numbers.
And of course we continue our weekly chat with National Party MP, Jami-Lee Ross. Kelly asks him to explain the error Treasury made in relation to the numbers of children forecast to be lifted out of poverty.
News and Editorial Director Lillian Hanly responds to conversations by people who have never been involved in Te Reo Māori revitalisation about the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori. In this report, Lillian speaks with Glenis Philip-Barbara, Finn Ogle, Max Harris and Vincent Olsen-Reeder - people who have been involved with language revitalisation efforts. Thank you also to Leonie Pihama, Tina Ngata and Leonie Hayden for their public commentary.
Surprisingly strong MDMA has hit NZ shores. Some might rejoice at this news, but it’s cause for concern, according to Wendy Allison, Director of Know Your Stuff; An organisation aimed at drug use testing and harm reduction at events and festivals nationwide. With the progam now in it’s third summer season of drug testing, I caught up with Allison to talk about what the organisation is all about, how they operate, and the risks with stronger drugs hitting our summer festivals.
Recent research has shown New Zealanders are the most wasteful people in the developed world, producing 3.86kg of waste per capita per day. The problem is set to get worse with China refusing to take much of the low grade plastic is has previously disposed of for us. I spoke with Jo Knight from Zero Waste NZ about waste in Aotearoa and what we need to do to produce less of it. I began by asking her why we produce so much waste.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand is warning that if its current levels of funding are not increased their ability to protect those in the water will be seriously undermined. They have had to move volunteers from two busy Auckland beaches to patrol more dangerous areas in recent days and are calling on central government to give them the finances they need to adequately patrol the beaches they need to. Lachlan spoke to Matt Warren from life saving New Zealand about their funding issues and what he’d like see done to fix them.
This Day in History takes us from the end of 1973 Arab-Israeli War, through the Camp David Accords, the invasion of Lebanon, the First Intifada, the Oslo Accords, the Second Intifada and Operation Cast Lead.
Forest and Bird have released a report on an attempted cover up of New Zealand's fisheries. The report highlights a string of incidents on fishing vessels where unwanted mammals and birds have been caught in nets and lines, resulting in countless deaths of dolphins, sealions and albatross. There have been attempts from fishing groups to ask for permission to not release images of these incidents, in fear that they may tarnish the reputation of New Zealands fishing and fish exports. Producer Will spoke with Forest and Bird chief executive Kevin Hague about what their report unconvered.
On The Wire today we have Dear Science with Allan Blackman who tells us about amalgam fillings, trace elements and chromium, and fake rainbow water.
Tracey Martin is back at work so we hear about the last stretch in the government's first 100 days.
Producer Will Parsonson talks to CEO Kevin Hague from Forest and Bird regarding their report that highlights a cover up attempt from NZ Fisheries.
Finally, we hear from Dr. Kalama O Ka Aina from Hawaii who talks us through what happened after the false missile alert earlier this week and discusses why nuclear war is only a threat because of America's occupation of their land.