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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a wannabe exposé on John Key, and is now the News Director at bFM 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 recent study by the University of Otago finds that knowledge on effective contraceptives is lower than we think, with little information on longer-lasting forms such as implants and IUDs . The study found most teenage girls learn about contraceptives from their peers, and so knowledge is generally passed on and limited. I gave Dr Helen Paterson a call, who is- the lead researcher for the study, to talk about the survey and their findings.
Scholars have predicted the demise of religion for a long time, yet it appears that in the 21st-century religion is on the rise, a global trend expected to exceed 50 years. The answer, it seems, is down to childcare. While most child supervision can be stressful & expensive, religious communities tend to have greater support for families than secular communities, which leads to larger families. I talked to Doctor John Shaver, head of religious studies at the University of Otago, who gave me some insight into the resilience of religion.
On the Wire today, Grace talks to the National Party’s Chris Bishop about organ donations, Oscar talked to Minister Andrew Little about Sexual violence and juries, The Community Garden returns talking to Meshed, and This Day in History returns to January the 17th, 1961.
With the historic changes in the American House of Representatives, what can we expect from the Congress and President in the ongoing policy and investigative battles? How will the power struggles play out? Will the Supreme Court weigh in and if so how? Maria Armoudian discusses the unfolding situation with Andrew Rudalevige, George C. Edwards III, Mark Peterson, and Sean Theriault.