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, Conor gives a rundown of how the Brexit process in the UK has gone so far, starting with why the UK joined the EU in the first place and finishing with the talks surrounding the potential snap election in November.
Auckland’s TedX event for 2018 is coming up, Mary-Margaret talks to their creative director and one of the speakers about what to expect. This week, the 4th anniversary of Hong Kong democratic protest is taking place, and Justin is speaking to a social activist who headed this movement and a former pro-democrat lawmaker. The Conservative Party could call another general election in the UK, so Conor is giving us a run down. And finally, for the Green Desk this week, Jack looks at Inspiring Explorers, a programme getting Kiwis on Antarctic adventures
This week on the GreenDesk, Jack is speaking with James Harding from the Antarctic Heritage Trust. For the past few years, the Trust has run an outreach programme called Inspiring Explorers, which takes everyday kiwi’s on adventures to antarctic mountains and the freezing wilderness. Jack asked Harding exactly what the trust does and how one of us can go on an antarctic adventure.
To apply head to https://www.nzaht.org/inspiring-explorers
Auckland’s annual TEDx event is coming up in a few weeks, so Mary-Margaret spoke to creative director Ethan Alderson-Hughes about what’s in stock for this year. One speaker is Hemi Kelly, who also joined us, to talk about how TEDx provides a platform for ideas that exist outside of the mainstream. I started by asking Ethan to explain what TEDx is.
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The Sentencing Act 2002 s 27 allows those representing offenders to provide a cultural report of their background to support the offender’s case for not going to prison or for a shorter period. Jemima spoke with High Court barrister and solicitor and senior lecturer at AUT Law School, Khylee Quince, about s 27 reports. They discussed why they are making a positive difference for Māori offender.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima spoke with co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about a Warrant of Fitness for housing and the future of electric cars. Southern Cross was back to discuss press freedom in Nepal, protests against President Duterte in the Philippines and the pre-election mood in Fiji. Damian spoke with the Secretary for the Equality Network, Peter Malcom, about the tax interim report. Damian also talked tothe Director of the Office for Disability Issues, Brian Coffey, about NZ Sign Language strategy. Finally, Jemima spoke to High Court barrister and solicitor, Khylee Quince, about Sentencing Act s 27 cultural reports and why they are making a difference for Māori.
The Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni has recently released The New Zeland Siign Language Strategy to promote the uptake and use of New Zealand sign language. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to director of the Office for Disability issues Brian Coffey about the new strategy.
Tax Working Group recently released its interim report which provides reccomendations for the New Zealand tax system. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Equaltiy Network's Peter Malcom to talk about the report regarding its ability to address inequality.
Laura Kvigstad speaks with National MP, Amy Adams on why National opposes a capital gains tax and the issues with the new proposition from the tax working group. Then they discussing Housing New Zealand compensation tenants who were evicted due to illegitimate meth testing. Finally, they discuss how Adam's spent the anniversary of women's sufferage and the new gender pay equity bill.
First up on the Friday Wire, National Party Member Amy Adams talks with us about a new gender pay equity group, capital gains tax and Housing New Zeland's announcement to refund the evictions that occured due to the meth testing fiasco.
The, Stewart Sowman-Lund talks with tax consultant Terry Baucher about what a capital gains tax could mean for New Zealand.
Following that, we talk with Samantha Smith in Neighbourhood Watch on needles being found in fruit in Australia and a royal commision inquiry into state care.
Next, Jenn responds to Don Brash’s interpretation of ‘The Haka’ with a report.
And finally, for Wire Worry Week, Executive Director of BodySafe, Debbie Tohill, talks with us on what exactly consent is.