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.
Over the course of the lockdown a lot has changed very quickly, Felix Walton looks back at some of the areas we’ve previously covered, including the election, our media and the trans-Tasman bubble, and sees what’s changed as we enter Level 2 tomorrow.
Although the crisis of Covid-19 is front and centre for Tāmaki Makaurau, we are also in the midst of another crisis in the form of a water shortage. This week on City Counselling, Lillian Hanly spoke to Councillor Richard Hills about what this means as well as the resumption of recycling of Tāmaki Makaurau.
Oscar Perress was able to talk to Samuel Miller McDonald, a journalist, writer and student currently based in the UK for his studies at Oxford. Though talking for over an hour, their discussion around Covid-19 can be understood as a discussion on a need for systems change. The interview play on The Wire in three separate parts over a number of weeks, but here are those parts in full.
Since we have gone into lockdown, an epidemic response committee has been set up, meeting three times a week to discuss how the government's response has been going so far and here it could be better. Unlike other select committees, this one has been operating remotely via zoom and broadcasted via livestream as well as on parliamentary TV. It also has a different composition to most other committees, with this one with a majority of opposition MP’s, as well as speakers from a wide range of areas. This week James has talked to the leader of the ACT party, David Seymour, about how he has found the response committee so far. James starts off by asking this exact question. If you are wanting to know more about the epidemic response committee, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we have a segment covering that day's discussions, which are all uploaded to bCasts.
Zoë Larsen Cumming brings us a report on Amnesty International's call for the release of all prisoners of conscience world wide. She also talks about how New Zealand prisons are operating during the Covid-19 pandemic.