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.
95bFM is aiming to speak to every mayoral candidate ahead of next month’s local elections. Next week, I’ll be speaking with incumbent Mayor Phil Goff… But today, something a little different. Fiona, possibly with no last name, is a wildcard candidate represented by comedian Tom Sainsbury, acting as her campaign manager. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to Tom this morning, and started by asking him what inspired Fiona to run for mayor.
Cotton On workers walked off the job on Monday to protest the company's refusal to pay them the living wage. Members of FIRST Union picketed outside the clothing store on Queen Street in Auckland’s CBD. Union members have been attempting to negotiate a pay increase since april this year however they’ve stated that the latest offer they’ve received was “worse than the first”. Cotton on themselves have stated on their website that they are committed towards paying a living wage, however workers in their retail and distribution centers are currently paid under that. Jared Abbott, FIRST Union Secretary for Transport, Logistics and Manufacturing has stated that Cotton On is duping customers with false claims of ethical employment practices. He has also highlighted a severe pay inequity for Pasifika and Maori staff compared to Pākehā workers. William Boyd spoke with Jared about the situation at Cotton On for its employees. William started off by asking him how Monday’s strike went.