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.
First up on the Wire, Ben discusses the recent media reaction to the walkout by students at Fraser high School. Oscar then speaks with Ellie Craft about women in urbanism and inclusive cities. Andrew Little joins lachlan for their weekly chat, this week discussing the low rate of convictions for rape charges and the Bail Act. Lachlan also speaks with Ricardo Menendez March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about the invasive nature of benefit fraud investigations. Finally, This Day in History looks at the 1988 formation of the national league for democracy in Myanmar.
Reporter Oscar Perress spoke to Ellie Craft of Women in Urbanism about how we can design our cities to better suit the needs of all, especially those who are underrepresented in the professional structures charged with upgrading Auckland and other cities across Aotearoa.
Eleven thousand calls were made to the Ministry of Social development benefit fraud hotline resulting in just over 400 convictions. The ministry can investigate people without their knowledge, often asking associates personal questions about the person’s life. Over 3000 of these calls were accusations a person was in a relationship in the nature of marriage, which can result in their individual benefits being stopped if the Ministry finds they are dependant on the other person. Lachlan spoke with Ricardo Menéndez March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about the system and its flaws.
AUT's Allan Blackman is back! After a few weeks working and vacationing in Italy and France, he braves the cold and rain to talk about lab fires (and potential uselessness of Health and Safety procedures), hangry-ness (which he's sceptical about due to lack of anecdotal experience), and gene drives (and whether eradicating a mosquito is alright or not).
This Friday (28th September) marks the 4th anniversary of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong. Why did this protest happen? What has happened since? What does the city's future lead to? Justin talked to activist Agnes Chow and former lawmaker Dr Kenneth Chan to find out.