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.
Shocking statistics show almost 9000 Kiwi children and teens needed dental work under general anaesthetic last year for largely preventable conditions. It came at a cost of around 22 million dollars and has put a strain on the hospital system as operating theatres were often booked up. So, is this something that can be prevented? Or is it this where New Zealand is, and we just need to deal with it. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to Dr Bill O’Connor, President of the NZ Dental Association - and started by asking him if he was shocked by that figure of 9000 children.
Professor Jonathan Waters from the University of Otago has concluded that Dunedin was hit by a high magnitude earthquake around 1000 years. His unique method of measuring historic coastal earthquakes compares the genetic properties of uplifted kelp populations.This research bears domestic and international implications for detecting previously unknown locations that are prone to earthquakes.
The organisations of Shakti, the Khadija Leadership Network and Auckland Peace Action have come together to host Let’s Deal With It: A Trans-Tasman Conference Towards Racial Equity. The beginnings of this event came out of the terror attacks in Christchurch. The groups say they want to create a safe platform to establish an open dialogue between Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to help build a society free of prejudice, racism and hate-based crime. The one-day conference focuses on 'creating awareness of the democratic and political processes, promoting active citizenship, encouraging active citizenship within the context of multicultural dialogue and promoting the self-development of refugee and migrant communities'. Tayyaba Khan is from the Khadija Leadership Network, and Arisha Chandra and Mengzhu Fu are both from Shakti. They are all involved in planning the conference and they joined Lillian Hanly this morning to speak more about what they hope to come of it. Lillian started by asking how the conference came about.
The event is on this Friday the 14th, at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall from 8-5pm. If you can't make it, it will be livestreamed, so you can find that on the Shakti, Auckland Peace Action and Khadija Leadership Network social media. The panels will also be filmed and available online, you can also get involved in the conversation online if you can’t be there in person.
Sherry completes her final piece on Indonesia and brings the issue back home to question New Zealand's waste management with Environment Minister Eugenie Sage.
Sherry visits Bantar Gebang: South East Asia’s largest landfill and talks to Resa Boenard, the founder of BGBJ, the school on the landfill to discuss waste managment. In part one, Sherry talks to the trash-pickers of Bantar Gebang, and the dangerous work often undertaken to provide for their families. In part two, she interviews the women and children of the three thousand families who live on the landfill, and Resa shares the importance of education for the kids.
Sherry begins by asking Resa on the imminent closure of the landfill as it reaches maximum capacity, with no long term solution in place. You can find out more and support BGBJ by visiting their website. The hostel on site is open to hosting volunteers to help out with lessons.
A discussion with Stuff Editor in Chief, Patrick Crewdson, about the media and Stuff's framing of the Climate crisis. We look at the effect of the media, the current coverage and started by looking at Stuff's in house writing practice.
The Full show podcast for the Wire of the 11th of June, 2019.
Listen in to hear features on Again Again reusable cups at the Green Desk, a passage on Indigenous Archaeology with Makere Rika-Heke, Cycling to save our coastlines in the Community garden and a discussion on the media framing of the climate crisis with the Editor in Chief at Stuff, Patrick Crewdson.
All topped off with production from Bronwyn Wilde. A big thank you to everyone involved that helped make this happen.
A discussion on the field of Indigenous Archaeology. We were lucky enough to be joined by Makere Rika-Heke to learn about what it is, how it differs from mainstream archaeology and what it means to Aotearoa.
Over the weekend, Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora - the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group published He Waka Roimata, a report that shares discussions with New Zealander's about the state of the ciriminal justice system. The report found long-standing issues of racisim, bias and a sense of people being unheard and misunderstood. Jemima spoke to AUT Law Professor, Khylee Quince, about her thoughts on the report and why transformative change is necessary to make a significant change.