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.
Organise Aotearoa is a new socialist organisation that aims to ‘take back power for ordinary, working people.’ They plan to hold hui over the next few months to speak to people about the issues affecting them before launching a full programme. Lachlan spoke with James Roberts from Organise Aotearoa.
Oscar Perress talks to Julie Chapman, of KidsCan, about poverty, in particular period poverty and access to sanitary products in Aotearoa. We also discuss the importance of ending the socio-economic causes that enable and breed period poverty rather than just providing temporary solutions.
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is hosting a roundtable on a Just Transition to a zero emissions economy. The roundtable will include representatives from business, unions, environmental groups and government. They will try to figure out how New Zealand can prepare and secure a fair and democratic transition away from fossil fuels.
Our producer Ella talks to Sam Huggard the National Secretary at the Council of Trade Unions about the very current necessity of this roundtable.
The Post Primary Teachers' Association has rejected an offer from the government to, amongst other things, increase the pay of secondary teachers by roughly 9% over three years. Some delegates, who voted against the offer, have called it "insulting".
On the other side, Ministry for Education Christ Hipkins considers the union's claim of a 15% pay rise to be "out of the ballpark".
While the negotiations are still underway, the shortage of teachers and their increasing workload is destabilising a vital profession.
Host Lisa Boudet talks to the union's president, Jack Boyle, about the current and looming challenges the secondary teaching field faces.
Allan joins us in studio this week to talk all things Nobel! Prize season is upon us, so we break down this year's achievements in Physics and Medicine. First up are immunologists James Allison and Tasuku Honjo who received the medicine Nobel prize for discovering how to release the brakes cancer puts on the immune system, with dramatically postivie results in patients with melanomas. We then celebrate the third female to ever win the physics Nobel, and the first in 55 years Prof Donna Strickland, alongside Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou, for their groundbreaking work with laserbeams.
This week, Conor talks about the recent earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. We talk about where the island is, who lives there, how it makes its money and why Indonesia's disaster recovery process is not fulfilling the needs of survivors
This week is the Tuvalu Language Week and the theme this year is “Tuvalu faka’na ki te atua. Fakatumau au tu mo faifaiga. Tautua mo Aotearoa” (Tuvalu. Trust in God. Nurture your cultural values and heritage. Serve Aotearoa). Justin talked to Sagaa Malua, the secretary for the Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust about it. But first, we talked about Tuvaluans in New Zealand.