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95bFM: The Tuesday Wire with Kim Choe 19/08/08

95bFM: The Tuesday Wire with Kim Choe 19/08/08

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The 95bFM Tuesday Wire Hosted By Kim Choe
19th August 2008

12:00 bNews, Weather and Surf with Callum

12:20 Musharraf resigns
Facing impeachment over a raft of charges, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation overnight, and the people of Pakistan breathed a sigh of relief. Five Rupees blogger and University of Chicago political science phD student Ahsan Butt is on the phone from Pakistan to talk about the events leading up to Musharraf's resignation, and what it will take to establish a stable democracy in the country.

1:00 Microfinancing Myanmar
The Aotearoa Development Cooperative is a group who have taken on the ambitious task of strengthening grassroots communities around the world by setting up microfinance schemes in poor areas. Their first project is underway now in Myanmar, of all places. Andrew Colgan from the ADC will be in to talk about the challenges of setting up such a project under what is probably the toughest military regime in the world.

1:20 Happy 21st ARTSPACE
The iconic ARTSPACE gallery on K Road is 21 on Saturday! Gallery director Brian Butler will be in the studio to reflect on the gallery's youth, and to ruminate over what new directions its coming of age might herald for art spaces in Auckland.

1:40 The Green Desk.
Today Sustainable Simon is in conversation with Nandor Tanczos. The former Green Party MP quit Parliament earlier this year and is now travelling the country informing people about "how the world's love affair with economic growth impacts on our environment".


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