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.
How we handle our waste is becoming increasingly important, and our current waste system is not equipped to effectively recycle all the packaging we find on the shelves of our supermarkets. In light of this, Niamh Peren started the petition Thumbs Up New Zealand calling for the government to introduce new, simple and compulsory labelling on all food and drink packaging indicating whether the packaging is recyclable in New Zealand and made from recycled material. To find out more Olivia spoke to Niamh and began by asking to give a brief rundown on what she is calling for.
How important is historical memory in politics? What can we learn about how our memories of the past are manipulated to change current and future politics? What can we learn from “memory entrepreneurs” in places like the former Yugoslavia? How did they try to change understandings about the past to influence the future? Doug Becker speaks with Jelena Subotic, Brent Steele, and Brent Sasley about the importance of memory in political settings.
Last week Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced a trial of special patrol vehicles carrying armed officers. The ‘armed response teams’ will be made up of members of the armed offenders squad and run for six months in three regions: Canterbury, Manukau, and Waikato. Some groups are wary of the announcement, saying there is no need for such a unit in New Zealand and it will only lead to unnecessary deaths. Lachlan spoke with Emmy Rakete from PAPA about the announcement.
600 psychologists will be voting next week on a new offer to settle negotiations. This is the third month of partial strikes, with DHB psychologists not taking new clients nor working overtime. Sherry spoke to DHB psychologist Chris Murray on the strikes and union demands, the workplace crisis with low retention rate/burnout and the lack of respect given to psychologsts in comparison to other medical professionals. Sherry begins by asking Chris why DHB psychologists are striking.
This week on the Monday Wire, Lachlan speaks with Emmy Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about the trial of armed police units across New Zealand. Jemima talks to Richard Wagstaff from Council of Trade Unions about the government's discussion paper on fair pay agreements. Sherry speaks with DHB psychologist Chris Murray about upcoming strike action. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Jemima wraps it up with the regular segment with Green Party co-leader James Shaw about legalising drug testing for festivals and the most recent environment update report.
Last week the Governmen released a discussion paper, "Designing a Fair Pay Agreements System", about what a proposed law on Fair Pay Agreements could include. Jemima spoke to New Zealand Council of Trade Unions President, Richard Wagstaff, about the paper and what it might mean for New Zealand workers.
Neutral corner for this week looks at media coverage of the ongoing debate about impeaching US President Donald Trump for allegedly leaning on the Ukrainian government for damaging information about possible Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Denise Lee joins Laura Kvigstad for their weekly chat. This week they discuss the Terrorism Suppression Bill and the National Party's controversial amendments to the bill that were rejected quickly by government. After that, they touch on Simon Bridges questions being slashed by Speak of The House, Trevor Mallard. This follows the National Party's refusal to remove ads that have been deemed misleading to the public. The Labour Party has also been argued this has breached the 1993 Electoral Act's section 3A, as parties are not permitted to use parliamentary video for election advertisements. Laura and Denise finish up by discussing the recent case of a repeat drunk driving offender being granted residency. The National Party expressed concerns around the decision however it was National MP Michael Woodhouse who granted the individual protected person status back in 2012. Denise says a repeat offender shouldn't have been granted residency as the individual poses a threat to the public's safety.