Lillian 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.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
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.
Revolution Creative is a website funded by the Ministry of Social Development that is aiming to get creatives involved in business ventures and businesses to utilise creatives that they may not have had access to it before. Lillian Hanly spoke to Lily Richards, the Marketing Lead for Revolution Creative, about the initiative.
On The Wire for Thursday the 6th of June, we present you a large range of topics for your listening and learning;
For Neighbourhood Watch, we were joined by Zoe Kounadis from Radio Adelaide to talk about the federal police raids on media broadcasters and also talk about the Reserve Bank cutting interest rates to a historic low.
95bFM reporter Isla Christensen also had the chance to talk to exhibition curator Todd Dixon about MOTAT’s new science exhibition.
Child Poverty Action Group Economic spokesperson Susan St John joins Olivia to talk about the shortcomings of the budget in terms of supporting low income families.
Producer Rahul talks to Dr Victoria Plekhanova a taxation expert from Massey University about a digital services tax in New Zealand.
And finally, Olivia talks to scientist Justin Chalker about new research discovering sulfur polymers as environmentally friendly plastic alternatives.
New research has just been released looking into the potential for developing environmentally friendly plastic alternatives. And it looks like the answers are lying with sulfur polymers! Olivia Holdsworth spoke to scientist Dr Justin Chalker about this research and began by asking what prompted this study.
The government has proposed a digital services tax to collect tax from multinational companies based offshore but doing digital business in New Zealand. Rahul Makam talks with Massey University tax expert Dr Victoria Plekhanova to find out more.
Auckland’s MOTAT has recently opened a new science exhibition called Mighty Small Mighty Bright. bFM reporter Isla Christensen went to check out the new exhibition and talk to exhibition curator Todd Dixon about the display of future technologies.