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  • In BREAKING NEWS, the SCOOP website has been inundated with traffic this morning after breaking a story they say is bigger than WaterGate. Election Fraud in the US anyone? Who would have thought... Listen up at 12.45 when Alastair tells all about this huge story he's stumbled upon. You don't want to miss this.
  • Pip Cheshire, managing director of Jasmax, who were partly responsible for Britomart, chaired a session last night looking at Auckland and architecture. The discussion was one of three organised by the NZIA in a series called Forces and Inertia; Pip will give us a round up of what ensued last night and perhaps a preview of next week's session, which is about visions for Auckland.
  • Rebecca Lineham from Amnesty wil talk about Liberia, where it is, it's history, and why it's so volatile there at this time.
  • How do we punish? Criminologist Dr John Pratt from Victoria Univresity is an expert in punishment and how we go about it. He's made some pretty dark predictions about the future of prisons, and joins us to discuss at 1pm
  • The Green Desk today boasts details of Waitakere's Trash to Fashion show AND, we ahve an extra special segment with Dr Tim Flannery from the National Geographic Society
  • And Monica Dwyer review this weeks best in print on the Magazine Review
  • Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.

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