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.
On today's Wire, Lachlan and Oscar bring you a special report on lime scooters. Community Garden looks at Hubzero, speaking with Tara. Andrew Little joins us for his regular chat, this week discussing prisoner voting rights and Pike River mine re-entry. Finally, Ben brings us This Day in History on the Ango-Irish Agreement of 1985.
Laura O’Connell Rapira is the director of Action Station which is an independent, crowdfunded, community campaigning organisation. Recently, the organisation created a programme called Tauiwi Tautoko which gave non-Māori, or tauiwi, the opportunity to undergo training in order to be able to combat racism toward tangata Māori online. Lillian Hanly spoke with Laura about the programme, as well as Kate Collyns who was a volunteer on the programme.
Two days ago, the 11th of November, marked the day on which the average kiwi woman starts to effectively work for free for the rest of the year - due to the gender pay gap. Rachel Mckintosh - Vice President of the Council of Trade Unions - says the gap is as such that it takes the average kiwi man only 314 days to earn what it takes women 365 days to earn.
Last week the United States held their midterm elections with the Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives while the Republicans retained control of the Senate. But what does the outcome of these elections mean for international relations? Doug Becker speaks with Pam Chasek, Amy Eckert, and Brent Sasley about the results and the implications for issues such as US border policy and US-Russia relations.
Victor Mallet, the Asian news editor of the Financial Times and one of the vice-chairmen of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club, has been banned from entering Hong Kong last Thursday. The government won’t explain why they made this decision, but popular belief is the decision leads back to the Correspondents club hosting an event discussing Hong Kong independence. But first, Justin goes back to 2016 to explain what happened.
This week for Green Desk, Ella speaks with Monica Peters about citizen science. Monica is a self-described "dot-joiner," bringing together the worlds of science, society, communication and art with a passion for community environmental restoration. Ella asked her to explain citizen science to the citizens: