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95bFM: The Tuesday Wire with Kim Choe

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The Tuesday Wire Hosted By Kim Choe
20th May 2008

*The NZ Music Edition*

12:00 bNews, Weather and Surf with Will

12:15 Trevor Mallard
It seems that every time Music Month rolls around, people start grumbling about the state of government funding for NZ Music. Broadcasting Minister Trevor Mallard provides his answers to the criticisms – should NZ On Air be funding the Bic Rungas and Breaks Co-Ops of this industry, or those artists more likely to be fawned over by internet bloggers?

12:50 Music By Textbook
In a past life, Dr Graeme Downes was a founding member of The Verlaines. Now he's a lecturer in Otago University's contemporary music programme. He joins us to talk about the relevance of pop music education at tertiary level. What do his graduates have that the DIY rockers of old didn't?

1:00 Sam's Selection
Nightline presenter and ex-Radio Active staffer Samantha Hayes spins a selection of her favourite local tunes.

1:20 Music for the People
One of New Zealand's most enthusiastic proponents of traditional music, Moana Maniapoto joins Kim to talk about her prolific international career. We'll find out what the climate is like for Maori music, and how her band Moana and the Tribe ended up being invited to perform at a United Nations conference in Germany this week.

1:40 Composing a Living
As a contemporary composer, Claire Cowan has her fingers in many creative pies. Aside from writing music, she plays in orchestras, dabbles in photography, and even runs a fashion label. What does it take to survive in New Zealand as a writer of music that is decidedly non-commercial and radio unfriendly, but brilliant all the same?

Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.

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