Lillilan 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.
May 2009 marks the official end of the Sri Lankan Civil War. But for the minority Tamil community, it is a genocide of their people. Ten years later, the truth about the bloody events has yet to be exposed, and Tamils still live in fear. Lisa Boudet reports.
On May 29, teachers will be staging New Zealand’s largest ever strike as the pay dispute with the Ministry of Education continues. We spoke with Linda Stewart, President of the New Zealand Education Institute, about why the government’s current offer is insufficient. Teachers and principals are concerned about more than just a real pay increase, and Linda addresses these issues during the discussion. We began by asking her what makes this strike different from those done previously.
The government has announced 200 million dollars of funding for the housing first initiative in an effort to tackle homelessness. Housing first aims to house long-term homeless people and provide them with a permanent residence. The programme has, until now, been funded by local government. The 200 million will be rolled out over 4 years, with roughly half going towards existing projects and the other half to new developments. Lachlan spoke with Ricardo Menendez-March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about the funding announcement.
Two weeks ago the Auckland University Students Association held a hui called "Zero Tolerance?" to discuss racism, dicrimination, harassment and bullying at the University of Auckland. AUSA promised that a week from the hui there would be a plan in place to tackle these issues. I spoke to AUSA Education Vice President, George Barton, about whether this promise has been kept and how the University will actively address discrimination and racism on campus.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Education Vice President for the Auckland University Students Association, George Barton, about the Zero Tolerance hui and what action has been taken since. Southern Cross is back with a report on all the elections going on in the Asia-Pacific region right now. Izzy speaks to Linda Stewart from the New Zealand Education Institute about New Zealand's largest strike. Finally, Lachlan talks to Ricardo Menendez March from Auckland Action Against Pverty about extra funding for Housing First.
The government yesterday introduced the highly anticipated Zero Carbon Bill to parliament. The much-anticipated piece of legislation sets targets that could mean huge changes to New Zealand's agriculture sector.
It commits a "split target" – aiming to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions, aside from methane from our farming sector, to net zero by 2050.
Sid, a Core Team Lead at Generation Zero working on the Zero Carbon Act Campaign, joined host Stewart Sowman-Lund this morning to talk about his reaction to the government’s announcement.