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95bFM: The Tuesday Wire with Kim Choe 30/09/08

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The 95bFM Tuesday Wire Hosted By Kim Choe
30th September 2008

12:00 bNews, Weather and Surf

12:15 Transport: Greens' Jeanette Fitzsimons
The Greens released their transport policy a little over a week ago, and unsurprisingly it has a strong focus on improving the public transport network. Transport spokesperson Jeanette Fitzsimons talks through what the party is calling the most comprehensive programme ever.

12:30 Transport: Road Transport Forum
Of course, spending in one area means cuts in another and for the Green Party this means a moratorium on major new roading developments and ending tax exemptions on diesel. What does the Road Transport Forum, voice of the road transport industry, thinks about this? We are joined by CEO Tony Friedlander.

1:00 For the Animals
It's World Animal Week this week. To recognise this, The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is stepping up its campaign to secure a Universal Declaration for the Welfare of Animals at the United Nations. Campaigns officer Bridget Vercoe is in studio to talk about what the Declaration would involve, and why the UN should be charged with protecting animal rights.

1:20 Rescue Aborted
Early this morning the US House of Representatives rejected a compromised rescue plan for the financial industry, which would have allowed Treasury to buy up "toxic debt" from struggling banks. Reaction on the markets has been chilly to say the least, so what is the future looking like for both the US and us? editor Bernard Hickey shares his predictions.

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