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.
This week Laura Kvigstad found herself in a debate around condom use in porn. It is fairly rare that you see condoms being used in heterosexual porn and producer Jennifer Rose Tamati pointed out that it’s often used as a plot device in the way of being a barrier for 'good sex'.
Porn seems to have an effect on the way people have sex but our question today is 'how'?
A new charitable trust in New Zealand, The Light Project, was set up in order to help educate youth in navigating the world of porn. The Project Director for the organization, Nikki Denholm tells us all about the research around porn and the effect it has on young people watching it.
A food labelling bill from the Green Party has passed almost unanimously in parliament this week which will see a mandatory labelling for a foods country orgin when it's sold in New Zealand. Producer Ben Webber reached out to Consumer New Zealand’s Head of Research, Jessica Wilson for comment about this recent decision.
First up on the Wire, we look at prisoner voting rights with Green MP Golriz Ghahraman and Tania Sawicki mean from JustSpeak. Andrew LIttle joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing the Green Party’s calls for the ban on prisoner voting to be lifted and Facebook and fake news. Oscar isn’t with us in studio but has left us with an interview speaking with Sabrina Puia from 312 HUB about their organisation. Finally This Day in History looks at the proclamation of the Yugoslavian Federal Republic in 1945.
Shakti is a organisation that supports women, youth and children experiencing domestic violence, specifically from Asian, Middle Eastern and African communities. They have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the international 16 Days of Activism campaign to support the immediate survival of Shakti Wellington Refuge, which is near closure after 5 years of negotiations with the Ministry of Social Development to be given more government funding. Mengzhu Fu is the National Youth Co-ordinator for the organisation and Lillian Hanly spoke to them to find out more about the campaign as well as the organisation itself. Lillian started by asking how Shakti started.
Could vertical farming be the answer to New Zealand's lack of food security plan? Horticulture NZ's environmental policy advisor Rachel McClung says no, in a recently published report. With producer Lisa Boudet, she discusses the benefits of growing up, not out, in a country where farmland is shrinking, but also points out why it cannot be New Zealand's miracle solution.