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The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Wallace Chapman

The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Wallace Chapman

The bFM WIRE Today: 12 - 2pm weekdays Click for bFM

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

12:00 - bFM News, Weather & Surf.

12: 20 - The recent axing of the Northerner service. Keith Locke - Green Party spokesman For transport

12:40 - There's an exhibition on up at a gallery in Pitt St detailing the photographic work of Antonioni's 1960 swinging London epic 'Blow Up'. Wallace talks to the Curator.

1:00 - P-Money, on the recently deceased Ol Dirty Bastard from Wu Tang Clan, and what he meant to hip hop.

1:20 - Female Sexuality study defined in male terms - a Masters thesis looks at the media and sexuality Pani Moghadamm talks to Wallace

1:30 - Richard Hall - Scientist and stargazer / How to Gaze at the Southern Stars is a brilliant, highly readable account of the stars, planets, comets and other celestial bodies visible from New Zealand - combining science, history and mythology. We talk to him.

1:45 - Book Review with Mark Easterbrook or Olivia Kember - TBC

Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial. From the desk of Noelle McCarthy News and Editorial Director Radio 95bfm

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