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The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Noelle McCarthy

The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Noelle McCarthy

The bFM WIRE Today: 12 - 2pm weekdays

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The Wednesday Wire.

Host: Noelle McCarthy. Produced by David Belgrave

12:00 bNews with Will. Surf and Weather with Noelle.

12:15 Rod Sneddon.

Ron Seddon is the former managing director of NewsTalk ZB and Classic Hits in Wellington. He now runs Auckland advertising agency Mr Smith. Noelle asks him about the current state of the radio industry and about the effect politicians have when they work as talkback hosts. Rod Sneddon is on the line at 12:15.

12:30 Dr Pita Sharples

A Marae-DigiPoll released over the weekend showed that the Maori party was well ahead of Labour in the race for the Maori seats. The poll showed that voters in the Tamaki Makaurau favoured Pit Sharples 2 to 1 over embattled Labour MP John Tamihere. If the poll is accurate and the election was held today Labour would loose five of the seven Maori seats to the Maori Party. Helen Clark said on breakfast yesterday that the poll's sample size was so small that it could not be taken seriously. At 12:30 we talk to Maori Party co-leader and party hopeful Dr Pita Sharples.

1:00 Assoc Prof Yongjin Zhang

Things are heating up between Japan and China. Mass demonstrations have sprung up across China, protesting the interpretation of history used in Japanese schoolbooks. China believes Japan has never fronted up to atrocities, such as the Nanking massacre, that it perpetrated during the Second World War. Japan counters that China is stirring up anti-Japanese sentiment to thwart Japanese hopes of obtaining a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Assoc Prof Yongjin Zhang is from the University of Auckland and is an expert in Chinese Foreign Policy; he'll be in the studio at 1pm.

1:15 Jonathan Milne

At 1:15 we'll catch up with our Wellington reporter Jonathan Milne to give us the latest from the halls of power in the capital.

1:45 Mag Review wit Imogen Neale.

Imo's going two weeks in a row with another badass mag review today at 1:15.

Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.
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