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The Thursday Wire Hosted By Imogen Neale

12.15 Jason Leopold – US correspondent

American's voted for change and they got it. But what does change mean? What will be different about Obama's governance of the US? What will the US's future foreign policy look like? How about social policies? And who will he gather around him to implement it all?

American investigative journalist Jason Leopold will be with us from the US at the top of the hour to draft a picture of the US now and in the near future.

12.30 Rebecca Wynn - Oxfam DRC

The DRC - or Democratic Republic of Congo - has a population 62.6 million people.

For the last decade or so it has been in the grips of what the BBC suggests is Africa's world war. It's a devastating humanitarian crisis that has claimed somewhere around 3 million lives.

In October there was surge in violence and thousands of people, including Congolese troops, fled and chaos now grips the provincial capital of Goma.

Rebecca Wynn is currenlty based in Goma where she is working for Oxfam to deliver aid to all the displaced people.

She joined me earlier this morning and I'll replay that interview at 12.30

12.45 Bernard Darnton Libertarianz

What little you might now about the Libertarianz probably has something to do with the fact it was founded in 1995 by Ian Fraser and then lead by former TV and radio personality, Lindsay Perigo – who, incidentally, also founded the Objectivist organisation - Sense of Life Objectivists.

The party's slogan is "More Freedom, Less Government" which pretty much says it all – although they also point to Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism as a major influence.

As Paul asked of the Democrats for Social Credit yesterday – given they're unlikely to even register in voter's minds why do it? What's the point?

1.15 Peter Griffin, Science Media Centre guy

Peter's piece is in two parts today.

Part one: The internet has played a huge role in the US elections – from political platforms to sites for political pontification and play. Indeed anyone using the web to track the election yesterday would have found an amazing array of real-time devices – from maps to polls to Johnny-on-the-spot pictures to tweets from voters trying to do their bit. Peter's had a look and the wowie whiz-bangs and will talk about what it all means.

Part two: and we'll do our normal science and technology round-up. This week?

First major science and tech deal signed between New Zealand and China, Windows 7 - the successor to Windows Vista and Freeview finally unveils its high-definition box.

Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.

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