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95bFM: The Tuesday Wire with Kim Choe 29/7/08

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The 95bFM Tuesday Wire Hosted By Kim Choe
29th July 2008

12:00 bNews, Weather and Surf with Callum

12:15 Jury Vetting
The Supreme Court has been asked to consider whether police should be allowed to access potential jurors' criminal records, and pass that information on to prosecutors. It is an important case that could potentially affect every jury trial. Auckland University Associate Professor of Law Scott Optican talks us through the technicalities and likely consequences of the decision.

12:30 Teaching the Teachers
An amendment to the teachers' disciplinary code comes into force on Friday. It's a very small phrase, yet is causing considerable concern to teachers' associations. Teachers Council President Peter Lind will explain the amendment, and hopefully shed some light on how it will be enforced.

12:45 Do the Citizen's Arrest
On Thursday last week the Auckland University Students' Association announced they would pay $5000 to any student who carried out a citizen's arrest on visiting U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. But the next day they withdrew the monetary reward - citing safety concerns, but with the threat of the University withdrawing their funding hanging over their heads. What does this say about the state of student unions today? We speak with AUSA President David Do.

1:20 The Arts Hole
In Bronwyn Bent's latest investigation into the wider picture that makes up what we fondly refer to as "the arts sector", she interviews Michelle Khan - festival director, events manager and arts organisation board member. Michelle has a resolutely un-artistic background, having worked in banks and other business settings until she stumbled upon the Pasifika festival.

1:40 The Green Desk
On today's Green Desk we have another chance to catch up with scientist and singer Gemma McGrath and her partner in crime Jono. Gemma put together the Music4Mauis CD. The pair recently arrived in Auckland following a trek through the country, publicising the plight of the threatened Maui and Hector's dolphins.

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