Lillian Hanly and producer Sherry Zhang bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Dear Sciencethanks toMOTATwith AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman or Marcus Jones and our regular chat with Fletcher Tabuteau from New Zealand First.
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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a critical look at the exclusive-ness of the 'Kiwi bloke', and is now the News Director at 95bFM 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.
Stacey Morrisson is a broadcaster and author, she also noted that people call her a Te Reo Māori advocate, but she says 'aren’t we all'. Yesterday, Lillian came across a whakatauki that seemed very pertinent at this particular time. It reads, ‘Ka ora pea au i a koe, ka ora koe ia a au.’ The English of this is, 'perhaps I will survive because of you, and you survive because of me’. Lillian thought this was a really good place to start our first Wire in the rāhui period. Lillian started by asking how Stacey's whānau is this morning.
Looking back to history, Rachel reports on diseases of New Zealand's past and how they were dealt with by both authorities and everyday people.
We begin with the introduction of smallpox and its disastrous effect on the Māori population, and how travel restrictions and ad-hoc militias were used to control Māori communities.
Then we cover the 1918 influenza outbreak, and how New Zealand dealt with a pandemic when left with skeletal resources after WWII. The influenza outbreak left us with the 1920 Public Health Act, which influenced how New Zealand was to deal with pandemics in the future.
Inspired by a phone conversation with her grandfather, Rachel then covers the polio epidemic - a high-stakes disease that left many people permanently harmed. She examines what life was like during that time, and ends by highlighting the societal optimism surrounding the advent of Jonas Salk discovering the polio vaccine.
Broadcasting from home today, 95bFM wishes you a safe time during the rāhui (lockdown).
Retail NZ is an organisation representing most of the retail sector. Non-essential businesses are having to close so what does this mean if you want or need to buy something that isn’t food? Lillian spoke to Greg Harford, Chief executive of Retail NZ and started by asking him what the organisation actually is.
Izzy Holdsworth reports on the impact that the Alert Level 4 will have on those at risk of domestic violence. She spoke with Holly Carrington, policy advisor from the domestic violence charity Shine and Susan Barker, a spokesperson from Women's Refuge.
On Dear Science with Allan Blackman we talk about exponential increase, king penguins vanishing and the edge of the milkyway.
Felix gives us a rundown of what the Alert Level 4 means for us when it comes into effect tonight and I will add in a few other notes to get your head around.
Lillian speaks with Retail NZ about what will happen to non-essential retail services
And Izzy has spoken to Holly Carrington, the policy advisor for domestic abuse charity SHINE, and Susan Barker, the spokesperson from Women’s Refuge, about those in lock down who are facing domestic violence situations and how the community can help.
With the government moving New Zealand to Alert Level 4 tonight, Felix Walton prepared a short run-down of what to expect. Before we hear that though, let’s first hear again from the Prime Minister as to why we have to go into this alert stage.
News Director Lillian Hanly gives a rundown of the Prime Minister's announcement yesterday which outlined the government's plan to take the country from alert level 3 to alert level 4 over 48 hours and what this means. Lillian also indicates how the news will work for the next four weeks. Stay tuned!