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The bFM WIRE Today: 12 - 2pm weekdays


The bFM WIRE Today: 12 - 2pm weekdays


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Host: Sarah Pritchett - Producer: Chris Hill - Executive Producer: Renee Mundy

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Today on The Wire

  • bFM News with Aroha
  • Those who live in or near Grafton are steaming mad at Auckland City Councils proposal to make historic Gratfon Bridge, a bus only route. And estimated 1500 busses may roll over that road every day, making it very noisy for locals. Chairman of Grafton Residents Association David Haigh will join us today.
  • Michael Carroll, convicted multiple rapist was granted parole in Feburary. ACT Spokesman on Justice Stephen Franks has called the Parold Board ''the dumb agent to do the goverments dirty work". Prison staff say he is one of the most savage men in New Zealand. Stephen Franks joins today to tell us what he thinks is wrong with the current Parole Act, and why it should be changed.
  • The International Whaling Comission meeting in Berlin finished up on Friday, Conservation Chris Carter joins us with an update of the final moments...
  • In the House with Scoops Alastair Thompson, who brings you the latest in domestic politics straight from Welling -town.
  • We speak to Stage Two Productions about their first major production of the year - "Top Girls". Set in Thatcher's London in the early 1980s, Top Girls takes a clear-eyed look at the price of success, traced through one woman's climb to the top of the corporate ladder.
  • Mark Easterbrook skims over the Montana Book Awards Long List nominees on the Book Review.
  • And Susi NewBorn, who's mother took Eva Peron (Evita) shopping in Harrods, had a pet gorilla and puma as a child and was chauffeur-driven to school in Buenos Aires in a leopard-skin upholstered Rolls Royce, while Susi grew up in an exclusive English boarding school and on the Italian Riviera. But as she grew she chose a very different life, one of nvironmental activism. She was a founding director of Greenpeace who now lives on Waiheke Island. And today on the WIRE she shares her almost unbelievable story....
  • Coming up this week:

  • Tomorrow Join Mark Easterbrook and Olivia Kember.
  • Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.

    From the desk of Renee Mundy, 95bFM Radio, News and Editorial Director


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