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.
The National Party's workplace relations and safety spokesperson Dan Bidios has made a call that 90 Day Trials should be fully reinstated to give employers more confidence in hiring following the economic fall out of Covid-19. Jemima speaks to Dan Bidois and E Tū Union's National Industrial Officer, Paul Tolich, about 90 Day Trials and whether a full reinstatement of the scheme is in the best interests of the employer and the employee.
Sam speaks with prison abolitionist Emilie Rakete of People Against Prisons Aotearoa about matters concerning policing in Aotearoa from the enforcement of lockdown to the trials of armed police squads.
Following the National Party's call for a full reinstatement of 90 Day Trial Periods in employment law, Jemima speaks to National Party workplace relations spokesperson, Dan Bidois, and E Tū Senior National Industrial Officer, Paul Tolich, about the issue.
Sam talks to People Against Prisons Aotearoa's Emilie Rākete about a number of issues around policing in Aotearoa, including a discussion on a potential bias in the enforcement of the Level 4 lockdown restrictions.
Louis speaks to New Zealand Council of Retail Property chairperson Campbell Barbour about the government's lifeline for businesses with commercial leases.
We play another segment of Lillian's investigation into whiteness and white fragility in Aotearoa. Dr Rose Black, a community psychologist, comments on MP Judith Collins' statement that she is sick of being demonised for her ethnicity.
With crews for Avatar 2 arriving in New Zealand earlier this week, it’s worth looking back at the government’s complicated relationship with Hollywood and the bill that’s currently going through parliament. Felix Walton gave a little bit of a rundown.
Justin Wong spoke to former National MP and head of the government's Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group Chester Borrows about the Armed Police trials, after Radio New Zealand and Newshub found it did not consult Maori and were not used to tackle seious crime.