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Today on The Wire

  • bFM News with Renee Mundy
  • Fresh back from the UK, Kathryn Burnett is a bright star in New Zealands literary scene. Most recently she spent time on a scholarship from the British Council and NZ Writers Federation in the UK. She's returned to our fair land with new tricks and tall tales, and is bursting to tell all. Kathryn Burnette joins us today.
  • Green Dean investigates Shark Sanctuarys with Rodney Fox on the Green Desk today
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner and elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy, Aung Sun Suu Kyi was taken into what the Burmese military government calls 'protective custody' amid bloody clashes just weeks ago. Prior to this she was held in house arrest for most of the 1990's against her will. Tinmama a 16 year old refugee from the Auckland Burmese Society and also a student at Selwyn College has had first hand experiences under this regime, today she shares her story.
  • Why are Boys doing badly in school? Paul Baker of Waitaki Boys High & chair of the Association of Boys Schools discusses the possibility of men only scholarships for primary school teachers...
  • Chris Garland talks student politics and Monica Dwyer reviews the best in print on the Magazine Review.
  • Tomorrow Damian Christie talks Britomart and Blake with Banks, & Te Mangi Paho to name just a few.
  • Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.

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