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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.
Debra Granik is an Oscar™ nominated director and screenwriter, best known for discovering and introducing the world to acclaimed actors, such as Vera Farmiga and Jennifer Lawrence, in films like Winter’s Bone. She’s in the country to promote her latest film, the critically adored and haunting drama Leave No Trace, screening as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival. It stars New Zealand's own Thomasin McKenzie, alongside Ben Foster. Stewart Sowman-Lund sat down with Debra Granik to chat about the new film and her work.
Leave No Trace is showing as part of NZIFF - with one more Auckland showing at the Civic tomorrow evening. Check it out HERE.
The latest season report for drug use at festivals from the organization, The More You Know was released yesterday. Laura Kvigstad, spoke with the Director, Wendy Allison about the recent report and further talked with her about policies and legislation for drug use in New Zealand.
A recent project at the University of Auckland is hoping to bridge the gap between New Zealand and Chinese exchange students. The project launched yesterday and has received a huge amount of support online already. I Producer, Laura, spoke with the marketing manager, Eloise Sims, to hear more about how the organization will try to build relationships and be more inclusive.
First up on today’s Wire, our Worry Week topics is substance use, abuse, and legislation. Lachlan talks to to Kathryn Leafe from the NZ Needle Exchange about the programme. Oscar talks to Associate National secretary of E Tu union John Ryle about the devaluation of the public service industry. Andrew Little joins us for our regular chat, this week discussing the family court review and calls for it to be a royal inquiry, and the upcoming cannabis referendum. Finally, Ben brings us This Day in History on nationalisation of the Suez Canal.
Our worry week topic is substance use, abuse, and legislation.The New Zealand Needle exchange has been in operation for 30 years, and was one of the first of its kind globally. Lachlan spoke with Kathryn Leafe from the New Zealand Needle Exchange to discuss the programme and its effect.
Storms and fires are on the rise, in both quantity and severity, bringing disastrous consequences to lives and livelihoods. How do we deal with the storms, particularly with the loss of power? Maria Armoudian talks to Steve Matthewman and Julie MacArthur from the University of Auckland.