Lillilan Hanly and producers Lisa Boudet and Leah Garcia-Purves bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Dear Science with AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman and our regular chat with Tracey Martin from New Zealand First.
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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.
Wensislaus Fatubun,a filmaker and activist from West Papua, is visiting New Zealand from last Saturday until the 20th of this month and Justin spoke to him about his tour. He started by discussing the topic of his films.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks with Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the Zero Carbon Submissions Report and Mental Health Awareness Week. On Southern Cross we discuss the crack down on Falun Dong community by Chinese Communist Party, the Government in Nauru dismissing the Doctors Without Borders' workers and the social justice advocates calling for 'more action and less talk' in regards to Jacinda Ardern’s speech at the UN General Assembly. Damian speaks to Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, Shaun Robinson, about Mental Health Awareness Week issues. Justin talks to Wensislaus Fatubun about his West Papuan filmmaking. Damian follows up an interview with Forest and Brid spokesperson, Nicky Snoyink, on tahr culling in New Zealand.
This week is mental health awareness week and the Mental Health Foundation have launched a campaign with lots of activities focusing on the theme of “letting Nature In”. Producer Damian Rowe spoke Mental Health Foundation executive, Shaun Robinson about mental health, nature and the five ways to wellbeing, firstly asking what is mental health awareness week.
Last Monday The NZ Tahr Liaison Group had a consultation with Eugenie Sage regarding the government's plan to cull 10,000 Himalayan tahr, prior to the meeting 95Bfm producer Damian Rowe spoke to Forest and Bird regional manager for Canterbury, Nicky Snoyink about the proposed plans. After the Interview producer Damian Rowe gives a brief report of events that followed after the consultation.
Great speculation has arisen about the effects of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s resignation from the Supreme Court, particularly on the rights, liberties, and politics in the United States. Will it ultimately change course in the USA? And does this also illuminate the fundamental flaws in American politics, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution? Maria Armoudian is joined by Sanford Levinson, John Vile, and Stephen Griffin.
To further the perspective on the proposed (and not yet released) NZ Values bill, Jenn speaks to June Ranson, an immigration lawyer and chair of the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment.
Click here or a thorough round up on the discussions around the bill so far.
First up on the Wire, Oscar talks with Julie Chapman from KidsCan about period poverty. Andrew LIttle joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing the Criminal Cases Review Commission and the appointment of a new Chief Human Rights Commissioner. He also speaks with James Roberts from Organise Aotearoa about their new socialist organisation. FInally, Ben brings us This Day in History on the 1993 Russian Constitutional crisis.