Lillian Hanly and producer Sherry Zhang bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Dear Sciencethanks toMOTATwith AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman or Marcus Jones and our regular chat with Fletcher Tabuteau from New Zealand First.
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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a critical look at the exclusive-ness of the 'Kiwi bloke', and is now the News Director at 95bFM 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.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones we talk deforestation in Brazil as the Amazon fires continue, harnessing solar energy and optimism and life expectancy
We have Fletcher Tabuteau, deputy leader of the NZ First party this week talking about National’s economic policy document, the commerce commission's report on fuel prices and the forthcoming Infrastructure Commission
William Boyd is joining us as a Wire producer on Wednesdays and his first piece is speaking to councillor Efeso Collins about the need for youth workers in South Auckland
Finally, Tuwhenuaroa spoke to the head of the Mental Health Foundation Shaun Robinson about the most recent chief coroner’s report regarding NZ’s high suicide rates
Justin talked to Hamilton Mayor Andrew King about a new rail service from Hamilton to Auckland, which the government has announced last week that it has approved funding. The rail service will start mid-2020.
Justin talks about the fires at the Amazon, as the fallout from it could permenantly change the local ecosystem and accelerate global climate change. Even though local politics did not start the fire themselves, they played a huge part in why the fire is getting worse.
DeRay Mckesson is one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. He is also known for his work to end police violence, founding the Campaign Zero police reform movement. Recently, he wrote a book called, On the Other Side of Freedom and is in New Zealand at the moment for events with TEDx Christchurch, Word Christchurch & Verb Wellington. Lillian Hanly got to speak with him before these events and they had a conversation about the power of naming or defining, the commercialisation of activism and hope. Lillian starts by asking DeRay to introduce himself.
95bFM reporter Oscar Perress was lucky enough to talk to The Green Party's Chlöe Swarbrick this morning about the expansion of the Piki mental health pilot programme. He started by asking to bring us up to speed on what Piki is and what form it currently takes.
Andreas Harsano reports on Indonesia for the Human Rights watch, and is one of the leading figures in press freedom and training of journalists in Indonesia. Sherry talks to Andreas on Indonesia’s history of violence and mass killings, the rise independent journalism post dictator post-suharto era, and what’s next for West Papua.
Andreas recently published his book: Race, Islam and Power on Ethnic and Religious violence, so Sherry begins by asking him to summarise his research.
The last national government brought in changes to the youth court system, bringing seventeen year olds under its jurisdiction. The changes haven’t been in efect for long but there is already a problem that has resulted in a dual court process for some offenders. Under the changes, some offences were marked schedule 1A and required to be heard outside of the youth court. For those charged with these offences in combination with lesser ones they have to appear in front of both the youth court and potentially the high court. Lachlan spoke with Tania Sawicki Mead from JustSpeak bout the changes.