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.
Hanna Thompson spoke to Ben Rosamund, a union organiser, researcher, and community activist with Organise Aotearoa, who wrote an article on solidarity in the time of coronavirus. They spoke about the need for a strong collective response to the pandemic, through community organising, and a government response that strengthens public institutions like healthcare and welfare, and that takes care of our most vulnerable.
A couple of weeks ago the Greens party put forward a new bill surrounding Organic farming in New Zealand as well as imports and exports. The bill outlines plans to get stricter on what is defined as Organic, however there is no overarching consensus on what is defined as organic internationally. James started off by talking to Andrea Braakhuis, an academic research dietitian from the Auckland University. While Andrea has a large amount of knowledge on Organics, James hopes to talk to other professionals about farming practices and sustainability marketing to completely unpack this bill. James started off by asking Andrea what defines a product as Organic.
Sherry Zhang talks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw on Coronavirus travel restrictions and election access fund bill
Southern Cross with the latest pacific news brought by contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi and joined by AUT communications master student Laurens Ikinia on the effect of coronavirus on pacific, west papuan students in NZ, right wing extreminism groups and starfish eating coral.
Producer James Tapp talks to University of Auckland research dietitian Andrea Braakhuis on the recent organics bill.
Global conflicts have become increasingly more complex, and often, external nations choose to intervene. However, interventions can often be indirect in the form of proxy actors. Why do states choose to use third parties to intervene in other nation’s civil wars and political conflicts? Doug Becker discusses the phenomenon of proxy warfare with Andrew Mumford.
This week National's Denise Lee joins Laura Kvigstad to discuss Simon Bridges plans to cut the red tape, deregulating industries in order to stimulate the economy. Then they chat about the pay equity amendment bill and why it's stalled on it's second reading. Finally, they chat about National advocating for coalition government to stall the minimum wage increase set to begin on April 1st, 2020.
Then, Sam Denne speaks to Chloe Ann King, an advocate for hospitality workers and a research assistant at AUT.
Next, Laura speak with Amnesty International’s Policy and Advocacy Manager, Annaliese Johnston about the upcoming review by the United Nations into the Rights of Children in Aotearoa.
Finally, Louis Laws speaks to Samuel Vye from Environment Conversation Technologies about predator-control drones.