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.
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.
The FBI’s investigation of sexual assault allegations laid against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh has begun, and will continue until the end of this week. Mary-Margaret spoke to political commentator Tracey Barnett about the importance of paying attention to attacks that take place during people’s high school experiences. We do not detail assault in this story, but we do bring into question the rhetoric of victim blaming, so as a warning: to anyone who may find that language distressing - it is explicitly referenced at one point.
The Office of the Children's Commissioner released a report today calling for changes to the state care and youth justice systems. Jemima spoke to Children's Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, about why he wants to phase out youth justice residences and replace them with community group homes that align well with a kaupapa Māori approach.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks with co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about the party's campaign to overhaul the welfare system. We have our regular segment with the Southern Cross where we discuss President Rodrigo Duterte killing people in the Philippines, an Air Nuigini plane crash and the assault and arrest of Papuan students. Damian speaks to James Ireland from Auckland Transport and Dr Nikki Jackson from Alcohol Healthwatch about AT removing all alcohol advertising from their services and facilities. Jemima talks to Children's Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, about his call to phase out youth justice residences and replace them with community group homes in line with kaupapa Māori. Finally, we have a follow up report from Oscar about the opening of Samoa House Library.
Following the completion of Auckland's new bus netwroks, Auckland Transport has recently removed all alcohol advertising from its infrastructe and networks. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Auckland Transport's media advisor James Ireland and executive director for alcohol healthwatch Dr Nikki Jackson about the implications of this decison to ban the booze ads on the bus.
Following Lachlan Balfour's interview with Kathryn Aucamp about the Samoa House library, 95Bfm producer Oscar Perress attended the opening of Samoa House and talked to host and guests about the importance of having creative spaces following the closure the fine arts and creative industry libraries at Auckland University.
Journalist Alison Mau has built a glittering career on fighting for the underprivileged and underrepresented. A former television news-anchor, she’s since hosted and reported for shows such as Fair Go, Breakfast and Seven Sharp, and more recently co-hosted RadioLive’s drive programme.
Since February of this year, she’s led a team of journalists at Stuff.co.nz, investigating sexual harassment nationwide as part of the #MeToo movement. Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke with Ali to talk about her work looking into abuses of power, and starting by asking her whether the ongoing Kavanaugh trial in America is the sort of story that inspires her to keep investigating stories affecting women.
Recent research by BPAC and The University of Otago reports on patterns of medicines prescribed to children in New Zealand between 2010 and 2015. Amongst the many findings, an increase of Fluoxetine prescriptions for children over the age of 12 drew much attention. David Woods was involved in the research and is a Professional Teaching fellow at the University's school of Pharmacy. He spoke on the purpose of the research and put some findings into context.