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95bFM: The Tuesday Wire with Kim Choe 12/08/08

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The 95bFM Tuesday Wire Hosted By Kim Choe
12th August 2008

12:00 bNews, Weather and Surf with Callum

12:30 Working for Welfare
The National Party released its welfare policy yesterday, in which it requires sickness beneficiaries and those on the DPB whose children are over 6 years old to work at least 15 hours per week. John Key says it's not a "work-for-the-dole" scheme – so what is it? We speak with welfare spokesperson Judith Collins about this, and other aspects of the policy.

12:40 Think of the children
Child Poverty Action Group spokesperson Susan St John will offer a response to Judith Collins. The advocates say the welfare policy harks back to National's failed schemes of the late nineties, and will not do anything to alleviate poverty.

1:00 True West
True West is the story of two brothers with a bad case of sibling rivalry. Written by American playwright Sam Shepard in the late seventies, the lead roles have been filled by actors including Gary Sinise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and John Malkovich. It's on stage at the Tapac Theatre in Western Springs starting tomorrow, and director Paul Gitlins and actor Jim McLarty will be in studio to talk about bringing the western to the stage.

1:20 Cutting the Apron Strings
New Zealand feature film Apron Strings opened the New Zealand Film Festival last month to positive reviews. For those who missed the chance to see it then, the multi-cultural, multi-issue drama set in Otahuhu hits Rialto screens on Thursday. Producer Rachel Gardner talks about the talented team behind the film.

1:30 The Green Desk
The 1080 poison controversy has been raging for some time now, most recently down in Waimea, on the South Island's west coast. The last drop in the area took place last week, but the tensions remain. Simon Miller speaks to two groups - Lloyd Hanson, an anti-1080 campaigner from the Environmentally Safe Pest Control group, and Nick Hancox, communications director of the Animal Health Board.

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