Jemima Huston and producers Damian Rowe and Bailley Verry bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our Pacific news feature Southern Crosswith AUT Pacific Media Centre's Rahul Bhattarai, and political commentary with someone from the Green Party, (usually) James Shaw.
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Jemima is a Law, Media and Politics student at UoA. She is passionate about investigative journalism, speaking to people and hearing their stories but is not so keen on land law. Jemima loves groovy trousers and any chance to have a boogie.
Auckland’s TedX event for 2018 is coming up, Mary-Margaret talks to their creative director and one of the speakers about what to expect. This week, the 4th anniversary of Hong Kong democratic protest is taking place, and Justin is speaking to a social activist who headed this movement and a former pro-democrat lawmaker. The Conservative Party could call another general election in the UK, so Conor is giving us a run down. And finally, for the Green Desk this week, Jack looks at Inspiring Explorers, a programme getting Kiwis on Antarctic adventures
This week on the GreenDesk, Jack is speaking with James Harding from the Antarctic Heritage Trust. For the past few years, the Trust has run an outreach programme called Inspiring Explorers, which takes everyday kiwi’s on adventures to antarctic mountains and the freezing wilderness. Jack asked Harding exactly what the trust does and how one of us can go on an antarctic adventure.
To apply head to https://www.nzaht.org/inspiring-explorers
Auckland’s annual TEDx event is coming up in a few weeks, so Mary-Margaret spoke to creative director Ethan Alderson-Hughes about what’s in stock for this year. One speaker is Hemi Kelly, who also joined us, to talk about how TEDx provides a platform for ideas that exist outside of the mainstream. I started by asking Ethan to explain what TEDx is.
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This Friday (28th September) marks the 4th anniversary of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong. Why did this protest happen? What has happened since? What does the city's future lead to? Justin talked to activist Agnes Chow and former lawmaker Dr Kenneth Chan to find out.
This week, Conor gives a rundown of how the Brexit process in the UK has gone so far, starting with why the UK joined the EU in the first place and finishing with the talks surrounding the potential snap election in November.
The Sentencing Act 2002 s 27 allows those representing offenders to provide a cultural report of their background to support the offender’s case for not going to prison or for a shorter period. Jemima spoke with High Court barrister and solicitor and senior lecturer at AUT Law School, Khylee Quince, about s 27 reports. They discussed why they are making a positive difference for Māori offender.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima spoke with co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about a Warrant of Fitness for housing and the future of electric cars. Southern Cross was back to discuss press freedom in Nepal, protests against President Duterte in the Philippines and the pre-election mood in Fiji. Damian spoke with the Secretary for the Equality Network, Peter Malcom, about the tax interim report. Damian also talked tothe Director of the Office for Disability Issues, Brian Coffey, about NZ Sign Language strategy. Finally, Jemima spoke to High Court barrister and solicitor, Khylee Quince, about Sentencing Act s 27 cultural reports and why they are making a difference for Māori.