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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.
Lebanon has experienced warfare, economic hardship, and terrorism throughout its recent history. From the war that raged in the country from 1975 to 1990, when an estimated 120,000 people were killed, to foreign occupation, to instability, Lebanon has had a difficult history. Last week, on August 4th, an explosion devastated Beirut killing over one hundred people and injuring thousands. This incident shocked the nation amidst a horrible economic crisis and a tremendous lack of faith in the competence of the government. Doug Becker speaks with Bassel F. Salloukh and Hannes Baumann about the ongoing political and economic crisis in Lebanon.
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Zoë Larsen Cumming interviews the National Secretary of the Public Service Association Glenn Barclay on the PSA's warning against the growing bush from business leaders to privatise our COVID 19 border quarantine facilities.
Mary-Margaret speaks to Amy Klitscher, who started New Zealand’s first zero waste catering business. They discuss the logistics of zero waste catering, and learning about the history of food production.
Ollie speaks to an Auckland University professor who is conducting research into the mental benefits of microdosing LSD.
In a new Friday segment, The Week That Was, Ollie and Mary-Margaret break down the week that’s been in headlines.
And finally, Jay brings us an interview with the Disability Commissioner about yesterday’s repealing of a National-era law that prevented family caregivers of the disabled from taking court action when necessary.
The Sustainable Food Co is Aotearoa’s first ever zero waste catering business. Run by Amy Klitscher, who has been dismayed by the degree of waste since her first part time hospo jobs. Amy studied environmental management at university, and learnt about sustainable eating with leaders in the movement across the Pacific. She joined Mary-Margaret Slack to discuss access to knowledge about the history of food production. Mary-Margaret started by asking Amy how the Sustainable Food Co prepares and transports their product.
Northern Ireland politician John Hume passed away earlier this week, aged 83. His leadership and his faith in the power of negotiations were influential in enabling the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and the peace in the Irish Isles.
Last week the government announced that a series of products are to be placed on a priority list as part of the waste minimization act, which includes e-waste, which Hannah covered yesterday, as well as a range of plastics. By doing so, levvys will be put in place and requirements to create more integration into the circular economy. The circular economy is an idea which revolves around the fact that many of the products do not go in a full circular fashion as materials do in nature, instead ending up in places such as landfills. While the intention is positive, there is potential for unintended consequences as voiced by the plastic industry. To understand more of their concerns, James talks to Rachel Barker, the CEO of Plastics NZ, about what this will mean for the future.
On August 5th the government passed the Residential Tenancies Amendment (RTA) Bill 2020, which bought in a number of changes to help support tenants as well as landlords. James looks at some of the changes as well as what some of the stakeholders think about it.