India Essuah and producers Mack Smith and Sam Smith bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including the Green Desk with Lilly Peacocke, plus a weekly chat with Māori Party's co-leader, Marama Fox.
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India Essuah is about to finally wrap up her sociology and film studies degree, having taken time off to try out food writing halfway through. She started volunteering at 95bFM earlier this year and likes news because you always leave a shift having learnt about something... new. Other interests include watching Mad Men, knitting, and snacking.
Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we speak to Marama Fox about the Ture Whenua bill's setback, the Australian West Papua Association about their call to the Australian government following the arrests of 150 Papuan protestors, an expert in New Zealand aid policy about Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee's talk of removing the word aid, an Auckland University associate professor about new research into the dangers of pedestrians wearing headphones, and more.
The Australia West Papua Association is pushing for action from Australia, authoring an open letter to Julie Bishop asking for her party to put pressure on the Indonesian government after around 150 Papuans have been arrested for peaceful protest with reports that both abuse and torture have occurred. Reporter Jack Marshall spoke with Joe Collins, a spokesperson from the Australian West Papua Association and began by asking what these arrests highlight in West Papua.
With 122 member states in favour, the UN's Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons has been officially aproved. However, the treaty has been criticised, by countries with nuclear weapons, as well as their close allies.
For more, 95bfm producer Ben spoke with Dr Lyndon Burford, of the Disarmement and Security Centre.
With the coming election in September, we're seeing a lot of new young people in the political scene. Producer Reuben McLaren spoke to Brooke van Velden, a public relations consultant standing in the Auckland Central electorate for the ACT party.
Ximena joins Ben & Reuben for the Monday show this week while Amanda is away. They take a look at the growing use of opioid-based pain-killers in New Zealand, a new UN treaty that bans nuclear weapons, and a young new Act Party candidate running in Auckland Central. Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei joins Ximena to discuss the party's new water policy, and Kendall Hutt from AUT's Pacific Media Centre comes up to the studio to tell Ximena about a kiwi Catholic missionary who has been deported from Papua New Guinea.
Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that the protected status of Ruahine Forest Park could not be revoked to allow the development of a huge irrigation and water storage scheme. Producer India spoke to Dr Ann Brower, a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management, about the issues involved in the land exchange between the Department of Conservation and the Hawkes Bay Regional Council that was needed for the development to go ahead. She also spoke to the CEO of Forest & Bird, Kevin Hague, about his reaction to the Supreme Court's decision.