95bFM: The Wednesday Wire with José Barbosa
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The Wednesday Wire hosted by José Barbosa
12:00 News with Kim. Weather, surf report.
12:15 The AUSA Report with Dan Bidios
12:30 Jordan Carter, Research and Policy Officer for InternetNZ.
A commissioned report by InternetNZ has New Zealand scoring poorly against 26 other countries for broadband. Jordan carter is in the studio to explain the findings of the report.
12:50 Diane Farsetta, Senior Researcher for the Centre of Media and Democracy.
A report by the Centre of Media and Democracy says TV news in the US is awash with sponsored news items provided by PR firms and passed off as real news by the broadcasters. Co-Author of the report Diane Farsetta is on The Wire.
1:10 Cindy Kiro, Children’s Commissioner
A proposal by the Children’s commissioner is advocating that each child be issued an ID number to help schools and care agencies pinpoint problems. Does the benefit to our children out weigh the supposed invasion of privacy?
1:30 Alan Goodwin, author of Gravity’s Chain.
First time author Alan Goodwin is on The Wire to talk about his book Gravity’s Chain. It’s about a New Zealand scientist returning home to NZ and having to face his past, all set in the world of commercial science. A page turner to be sure.