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The Wednesday Wire Hosted By José Barbosa

The Wednesday Wire hosted by José Barbosa

12:00 News with Sarah, weather, surf report.

12:15 AUSA Report with Dan

12:30 Dr Paul Buchanan
He'll be talking about the recent deportation of a Yemini man. Apparently he was kicked out because he was an associate of Hani Hanjour, the pilot who flew the airliner into the Pentagon on 911, but the Government won't confirm that. Paul is questioning why he was allowed into the country in the first place. He sez the SIS was clueless about Ali.

1:00 Tim Selwyn
Tim was found guilty of sedition last week. You'll remember he chucked an axe through the window of Helen Clark's electorate office last year and distributed leaflets which, say the crown, called on the public to do the same. We have Tim Selwyn on the line to discuss the case.

1:30 Imogen Neale
Reporting live from the Singapore Arts Festival

Ryan Sproull, editor of Craccum, in studio to discuss the issues of the day.

Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.

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