95bFM: The Tuesday Wire with Kim Choe 8/4/08
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8th April 2008
12:00bNews, Weather and Surf with Will
12:20Yellow Peril, indeed
It's fortuitous timing indeed. Just a week after NZ First's Peter Brown released his inflammatory press release decrying the number of Asians in the country, the Asia New Zealand foundation has put out a report about exactly that. It looks at the impact of Asian immigration in Auckland, and pretty much disproves all of Mr Brown claims. I'll be talking to the report's author Ward Friesen, from the University of Auckland's School of Geography.
12:40Under the covers of
Keith Rankin from Unitec's Business School looks beneath all the pomp and circumstance that's surrounded NZ's FTA with China. He has some interesting analysis on how it will impact our agricultural sector, and questions why the government is so keen to inject $200m into the economy when it's currently busy trying to curb spending.
Finally, a chance to play my interview with Beirut's Jon Natchez and Kelly Pratt! We spoke during WOMAD a few weeks back, where they attempted to explain why their ramshackle gypsy music has been so phenomenally popular, and talked about what it's like working with Zach Condon.
1:20The Arts Hole
Ash talks to Nova Paul about her short film Pink and White Terraces, a creative treatment of seemingly ordinary scenes of domestic life with family and friends.
1:40The Green Desk
Given the current debate surrounding the sustainability and ethical value of biofuels, Simon Miller speaks to a home-based biofuel producer about the viability of his methods.