Laura Kvigstad and producers Stewart Sowman-Lund and Jennifer-Rose Tamati bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Sam Smith, and a chat with National Party MP Amy Adams.
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Laura Kvigstad is a student at the University of Auckland, and fell in love with journalism in her second year of studying. She was born in Taupo but raised in Canada (hence the accent) and every New Years she takes a road trip to discover a new spot. Laura enjoys a good political debate and hearing various perspectives people have on the world.
Harry speaks to Pania Newton, lead protester from Save Our Unique Landscape following protests at the Fletcher Building AGM about the situation Fletcher finds itself in now, as they plan to go ahead with development of the Maori archaeological site Ihumatao in Mangere
On the show today, Dear Science discusses the deadliest scientist, why you really did not want to be alive in year 536 and wombats’ cube poos.
For our weekly chat with the New Zealand First party, Lillian talks to Deputy Leader Fletcher Tabuteau.
Harry speaks with Pania Newton, lead protester from Save Our Unique Landscape about the protests at Fletcher Building’s AGM, regarding plans to build 480 homes at Ihumatao, the ancestral Maori archeological site in Mangere.
And Lisa looks into the use of algorithms by government agencies to identify patterns and at risk population and discuss the ethical issues of its use with Dr Emily Keddell, a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Otago University.
Did you know some of your personal data gets collected by government agencies, then processed through an algorithm, and regurgitated as a part of a statistic used to identify at risk populations and enable pre emptive action?
Ben speaks to Jarred Abbot of First Union about bus drivers for Go Bus and their ongoing protest. Ben also speaks to Ricardo Menendez of Auckland Action Against Poverty about median rental prices. In international news, Justin talks about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia and looks at our wire worry week theme: ideologies, and how this relates to the regime. For the Green Desk this week, Ella talks about an open letter to the government about climate change signed by different academics. And finally, Leonard is back with another little everyday people clip.
This week on Everyday People, Leonard spoke to Tim Crawford on her 90th birthday. Tim was the nanny, caregiver and second mother for Leonard and his Two older brothers when they were growing up, so he asked her the 5 special questions.
The theme for this week's Worry Week is political ideologies and Justin is looking into the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia during the 1970s, with two of their leaders found guilty of genocide last week. Justin looked into the two figures who influenced Cambodian politics and the ideology behind Khmer Rouge.
150 academics from a broad range of disciplines and institutions across New Zealand have signed a strongly-worded open letter to the government. The letter is a plea to government to take dramatic and immediate action in response to climate change. The letter was made public yesterday. Cordelia Lockett, a senior lecturer at Unitec, wrote and distributed the letter. Ella spoke with Cordelia this morning and asked her what prompted her to write and publicize the letter.
This weeks topic for Worry Week is Ideologies and this podcast focusses on how we label political ideologies. Political spectrums are often used as a way of classifying different political ideologies on a scale marked left to right, hence why we hear terminology such as left and right wing politics. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Massey University Associate Professor, Grant Duncan about labelling and measuring political ideology, firstly asking what do we mean when we label things left-wing and right-wing politics?