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.
First up on today’s Wire, Oscar speaks with Max Tweedie from the young greens about his petition to ban gay conversion therapy in New Zealand. Neutral corner returns, looking at the Trump Putin meeting. Lachlan speaks with Andrew Little, discussing the human rights commissioners appointment panel and youth being remanded to police cells. Finally, this day in history looks at the assassination of Aung San.
Oscar spoke to Max Tweedie, the co-convener of the Young Greens about gay conversion therapy and the petition that Young Greens and Young Labour are releasing today to outlaw such practices in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Trauma has profound and lifelong physical and psychological effects on its survivors. It can damage the mind, the brain, and stunt development. What exactly is trauma? How does it affect us individually and as a society? And how can trauma survivors recover from these experiences? Maria Armoudian speaks with Charles Figley, Richard Chefetz, and Daniel Siegel.
Donald Trump may have committed the ultimate faux-pas for his fanbase, when he met up with Russia president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland earlier this week.
Only days after US intelligence clearly concluded to Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign, Trump gave in to Putin, ultimately choosing his budding friendship and alliance with the questionnable leader, over the States's historical alignment and domestic support. Thus creating unprecedented backlash back home.
Will his back pedalling be enough to convince his supporters he cares?
This week Generation Zero submitted their landmark Zero Carbon act to parliament after two years of extensive planning and negotiating from volunteers and professionals alike. The Youth group are encouraging NZ to step up and lead the world in making NZ net carbon zero by 2050, an ambitious goal the group says is more than possible. Dara had a chat with Sidd Mehta earlier this morning to get all the info
On the Wire today, temporary host Lisa and producers Harry and Darashpreet discuss neutrino, old photographs and bread with AUT's Allan Blackman on our weekly segment Dear Science.
Darashpreet talks to Generation Zero’s Sidd Mehta on this week’s submission of the Zero Carbon Act to government. Whats is all about? Stay tuned to find out.
Lisa reports on the latest news from America, where Donald Trump is being heavily criticized for siding with Russia on the alleged campaign meddling.
Darashpreet also unpacks the news that senior police are resigning in droves, while the government are trying to push for new officers. She chats with Police Association President Chris Cahill and Police Minister Stuart Nash to uncover what’s up.
Today on Dear Science, AUT's Allan Blackman tells us about "neutrino" (and no one really seems to understand what he is talking about). We also talk about a new method used to bring back to life 130-year-old daguerrotype photographs. Finally, Allan shares this breaking news: the concept of bread is actually much older than we thought.