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.
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 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.
Some call it a post-truth society. With increased media consolidation, fake news, and plummeting trust in the media, what needs to be done to solve our epistemological crisis? Maria Armoudian speaks to Robert Entman and Victor Pickard about fake news and what can be done about it.
Controversial Canadian speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux will be speaking in Auckland this Friday at an undisclosed location. The two have courted controversy over their views on Muslims, refugees, multiculturalism, and as of this week Aboriginal Australians. Earlier this month they were banned from speaking at Auckland Council venues. Their event was initially canceled but is now back on. A rally has now been organised for this Friday to protest Southern and Molyneux and their views who many label as being views of fascists and white supremacists. Sam Smith spoke to one of the organisers of the Rally Against Racism Tima Thurlow.
Mary-Margaret speaks to the National Secretary of the union ‘Unite’ about a kiwi activist who was attacked and detained in Israel yesterday while on his way to provide medical aid in Gaza. Sam speaks to Tima Thurlow about the planned rally against the two controversial Canadian speakers; Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern. In Conor’s international segment this week he’s looking into the Pakistan election. And this week on the Greendesk, Jack looks at tough new laws for gene-editing in the EU.
A new ruling by the European Union means gene-edited plants are now subject to the same tough laws which Genetic Modified products are subject to. Jack Marshall, our resident Greendesk producer talked to Professor Peter Dearden from the University of Otago’s Department of Biochemistry about GMO’s, GM’s, and other things starting with G!
This week in International News, Conor looks at the Pakistan election and their newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan. We examine the political conditions of Pakistan, explore some historical context, examine the challenges Khan faces and look back on how one of Pakistan's greatest ever cricketers rose to political leadership
New Zealand Union leader Mike Treen was attacked and unlawfully detained by the Israeli military yesterday morning. He and other international campaigners were aboard a ship, the Al Awda, filled with medicine that they were taking straight to Gaza. They had no plans to stop in Israel. Mike’s union, Unite, is calling on the New Zealand government to demand that Israeli authorities release him and the other campaigners. Mary-Margaret spoke to the union’s National Secretary, Gerard Hehir.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima spoke with Green Party co-leader James Shaw in studio about the Zero Carbon Bill and the Pacific Climate Summit in Fiji. Southern Cross returned with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Rahul Bhattarai and Professor David Robie who discussed the Freedom Flotilla, an Air Vanuatu flight making an emergency landing, Papua New Guinea land owners threating to close Komo airfield, New Caledonian independence from France and the Pacific Journalism Review. Damian spoke with Dr John Chaplin, a head and neck surgeon, about head and neck cancer and it's correlation with HPV. Bailley wrapped up with an interview with Jennifer Frost from Don't be Silent, faculty restructuring at the University of Auckland.
One of the most common causes of head and neck cancer is Human Papillomavirus known as HPV. 95Bfm news producer Damian Rowe spoke to Dr John Chaplin about the increasing number of Oropharyngeal cancer cases related to HPV and the vaccinations available.