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95bFM: The Monday Wire with Joe Nunweek

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12.15 - Shane Bradbrook, Te Reo Marama
A tobacco-free New Zealand by 2020? Stranger things have happened, but it's the kind of lofty goal that seems almost unimaginable for where we stand now. Nevertheless, that's what a coalition of New Zealand smokefree groups are pushing for with a seminar today designed to attract submissions for a select committee inquiry into the tobacco industry next year. The director of Maori smokefree campaign group Te Reo Marama outlines their plan of attack.

12.50 - Diana Taylor, Advocate, Howard League For Penal Reform
Female prison inmates have doubled over the past few years, according to alarming new figures, and methamphetamine may well be to blame. We all know the nasty consequences of that drug, but what becomes of these addicts once they break the law badly enough to wind up in jail? Not much, according to the Howard League, who are pressing for better drug rehab in female prisons.

1.25 - Derek Quigley, Toxicologist
A story in the Dom Post suggests alarming times for recreational drug users, with a qualitative analysis of Ecstasy showing that there's plenty of other dodgy stuff inside. Derek Quigley talks about the potential risks behind taking E and why it's become such a nasty mish-mash.

1.40 - Terry Crabbs, Otago University
Education Minister Anne Tolley has delivered a hefty ultimatum to school boards who acquiesce to teachers' union demands to postpone the implementation of primary school national standards - they will be outski on the spot. It's obviously a tense time, and all the dissent is over the lack of a trial period. But would such a period be mere stalling, or a vital opportunity for analysis? Terry Crabbs of Otago University's School of Education believes it's the latter - and he's signed his name to it. He joins us to explain why....

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