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The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Wallace Chapman

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The Wednesday Wire. Host: Wallace Chapman Producers: Damien Lay

12:00 - bFM News, Surf Report & Weather.

12.10 - AUSA Report with Kate Sutton.

12.30 - Cuban Film - From Auckland University's Latin American Studies Department, Dr Kathryn Lehman,talking about the Cuban film festival starting at the Academy this week.

12.50 - Callum Forbes, pro Jouster, on Jousting and its level of popularity in New Zealand.

1.10 - The 15th Annual Arms Fair is being held this weekend at the Big Top Recreational Centre in Henderson. We're speaking to one of the organisers.

1.25 - GEEK OF THE WEEK: Dr Darren Hodgetts of Waikato University- Bloke culture and the media.

1.45 - Book Review with Mark Easterbrook. This week, Lying Liars & The Lies They Tell by Al Franken.


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The Conversation: Cheaper food comes with other costs – why cutting GST isn't the answer

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