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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.
What are the differences between race and ethnicity? How is race distinct from ethnicity? What has race and ethnicity meant in politics, education, and society? Maria Armoudian discusses the concepts of race and ethnicity with David Livingstone Smith and Garrett Albert Duncan.
Auckland University is proposing to close the specialist artistic libraries, as well as the libraries on the Epsom and Tamaki campuses. Students are outraged at this, particularly at the lack of consultation with students on the plans. Reilly Hodson talks to Rachel Ashby about the student response and the action that comes next.
Do you know what shop you bought your clothes from? Yes. But do you know where the materials for the shop were sourced? Probably not. Kelly talks to Claire Hart from Tearfund Aotearoa about the recently released ethical fashion report. Find out what your clothes are really made of: www.tearfund.org.nz
Will cryptocurrency profoundly alter the monetary system? What is the future of cryptocurrency? What are the pros and cons? And what do they mean for economics, for power, and for society? Maria Amoudian discusses the questions around cryptocurrency with David Golumbia, Gina C. Pieters, Lee W. McKnight, and Emin Gun Sirer.
Today Newsroom reported that the New Zealand Family Court has made frequent inappropriate comments about domestic violence victims. For example, a judge concluded that a victim was a "successful school teacher" and "a robust and resilient person" and therefore "did not have an ongoing need for protection". This was after the victim had suffered whiplash from being bodyslammed by her former partner. In response to this report, Jemima spoke with Dr Henry Kha who is a family law lecturer in the Faculty of Law at UoA. They talked about how domestic violence is responded to in the law, why victim-blaming comments made by the Family Court matter and how these negative patterns will change. If you're ever in need of help for a domesic violence issue, please call Womens Refuge at 0800 733 843 or HELP at (09) 623 1700.
First up, News Director Lilian Hanly spoke to Chris Widdup, the Project Manager for Connected Media, running the Outlook for Someday sustainability film project. Neutral corner returns as we look at the Syrian crisis. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing the delayed Waikeria decision, the government’s response to western strikes on syria and the Whakatōhea report. Jemima speak with Dr Henry Kha about domestic violence in the court system. Finally this day in history returns as Ben takes us through the resignation of Fidel Castro as first secretary of the cuban communist party in 2011.
This Day in History takes us back to 2011, for the resignation of an octogenarian Fidel Castro as First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, having occupied the role for around half a century, despite earlier stepping down as President in 2008.
Current Friday Wire Producer Will Parsonson fills in for Lillian today, and the team talks science (as usual) with AUT's Allan Blackman. We touch on nazi warships using chemestry to hide, eating plastic and we wish Albert Einstein a great death-day.
Producer Lisa Boudet speaks to Liv Young, the creater of MENTAL, an online platform where New Zealanders are invited to share their experience of mental health issues.
Lillian has her weekly chat with NZ First's Tracey Martin, and they touch on oil drilling and teachers titles.
And producer Ben Webber finds out more about campylobacter with Otago University research Professor Michael Baker. What is it? How to get rid of it? How not to be contaminated by faeces when handling chicken? All the answers to the questions you never thought you'd ask.