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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 prisoner who was originally detained in a North Island facility is seeking a Judicial Review in response to years of deliberate obstruction to his appeals against the Department of Corrections. Days before he was set to appear in Wellington’s High Court, he was taken to a different prison all the way down in Christchurch, and 9 boxes of his legal documents were seized. People Against Prisons Aotearoa have been advocating for this prisoner, and yesterday went public about Corrections’ treatment of him. Mary-Margaret spoke to their representative Emmy Rakete about the situation.
Justin takes us to international news this week, he reports on China’s tightened control on its Muslims population. Mary-Margaret speaks to Emmy Rakete of People Against Prisons Aotearoa about a prisoner whose 9 boxes of legal documents were seized before he went to court about Corrections’ human rights record. Ella speaks to Fire Scientist Grant Pearce about this years unprecedented fire season. This week on the Greendesk, Jack looks how the housing insurance is changing along our coast lines because of climate change.
This week, our resident Greendesk producer Jack Marshall learnt about the pressure that climate change puts on coastal areas in particular. He spoke to Professor Ilan Noy, Chair in the Economics of Disasters & Professor of Economics at Victoria University. Noy and his co authors have released a paper looking at how the Earthquake commission is already tackling the damage caused by climate change. To start, Noy gave an overview of what exactly their paper has looked at.
When former US President Barack Obama articulated his plan to destroy Islamic State he was invoking what is known in political philosophy circles as just war theory. However, at the same time, he alluded to the idea that a new conception of just war theory was needed. But what exactly is just war theory? Maria Armoudian discusses this political theory with Jeff McMahan, Heather Roff, and Thomas Gregory.
This week on the Monday Wire Jemima spoke with co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about the government's plastic bag ban and Statistics New Zealand's development of new statistical indicators to measure the nation's success. Southern Cross was in studio for our regular segment to discuss the detention of a Bangladeshi journalist, the controversial film Confucius, ABC cut backs of Radio Australia frequencies, and Vanuatu seeking support from West Papua. Damian spoke with Clive Matthew Wilson about bus safety and seatbelts for buses. To wrap it up Lillian spoke with the co-founder of the Paper Rain Project, Indigo Greenlaw, about how the company raises awareness for social causes.
Lillian spoke with Indigo Greenlaw about the Paper Rain Project. The company works with artists and creators to produce sustainable art goods that raise awareness for social causes. Indigo is the co-founder of the company and explains what it is that the Paper Rain Project does.
As we’ve been speaking about on the show, free speech is basically the topic de jour for New Zealanders at the moment. In the last month we’ve had a visit from controversial canadians Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern, and just this week Massey University cancelled an event with former National Party leader Don Brash. However, last night ,Brash had his chance to speak in a debate at the University of Auckland about whether PC culture has limited free speech in this country. Herald senior writer Simon Wilson was in the debate, and spoke with Stewart Sowman-Lund about what happened.
Plus: Kelly, Stewart and Laura discuss the results of the Twitter poll, which asked listeners whether they had ever protested.
Jenn Tamati spoke to professional teaching fellow at the University of Auckland, Aimee Matiu, about Māori epsitemologies of land and the context this gives land as legal entity as well as discourse on the matter today. She began by showing Aimee a gif which can be viewed here.
Stay tuned til' the end to hear some clips from around the station of places people find special and me spilling water all over Amelia (eek!).