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.
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.
New Zealand is coming up on it’s five year review by the United Nations where they will be looking at the rights of children in Aotearoa.
New Zealand is one of 196 countries that signed on to the childrens convention, where they agreed to make strides towards ensuring the rights of Children in New Zealand.
The Children’s Convention recognises the special protections that children should have access to. Right to education, play, arbitrary detention, and life are all concepts covered in this.
Amnesty International sees this as an opportunity for self reflection and growth, and have submitted recommendations to the United Nations in what they would like to see analised in the upcoming report.
Policy and Advocacy Manager Annaliese Johnston joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss what kind of recommendations Amnesty International has made…
Chloe Ann King… That’s a name which strikes fear in the hearts of law bending hospitality employers across Tamaki Makaukrau. They are an advocate for hospitality workers that have experienced exploitation and harassment. They are part of a campaign that offers legal aid and representation to workers during disputes with employers and are now a research assistant for a project at AUT. Sam spoke to themabout the project and the work that they’ve been doing over the past decade.
When it comes to conservation, new advancements in tools & technology could make the difference in restoring nature, so that indigenous species can thrive.
Just recently, The Department of Conservation announced they are investing nearly eight-hundred-thousand dollars to test a new predator-control drone and take another step towards a predator-free Aotearoa.
Drones are a new technology and have the potential to be a game-changer when it comes to conservation efforts, and the Kiwi startup behind this is Environment Conservation Technologies.
based in the Bay of Plenty, they’re developing automated technologies & providing professional services using drones, both locally & internationally.
Louis got in touch with Samuel Vye, co-founder of the start-up E.C.T., who is also in charge of managing the project.
Rachel speaks to Andrea Black, policy director and economist for the Council of Trade Unions, about how the government is and should be dealing with the economic impacts of Covid-19 on working people. The interview talks about issues with gig economy workers with no sick leave provisions, the recommendations in the Welfare Expert Advisory Group report involving benefit provisions, and whether New Zealand's social welfare systems are robust enough to survive the outbreak.
Mary-Margaret has her weekly catch up with Andrew Little and aks him all about what went wrong during the Second Parliamentary reading of the abortion bill; Rachel talks to Andrea Black about the impact of coronavirus on the gig economy; we learn about governmental response to the virus and have a conversation about consistently funding robust health systems with Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounadis in Neighbourhood Watch; and Mary-Margaret learns about American voting trends with commentator Tracey Barnett who recaps and analyses the primaries so far