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Friday July 22

Breakfast spoke with Andrew Kirton from the NZ Students Association and Phil O'Reilly from Business NZ about the National Party's tertiary education policy released yesterday.

In the US presidential election the Pollyvote method of forecasting the election result correctly predicted the outcome and was accurate to within 0.3 percent of the actual result.  It was a method developed by Professor J. Scott Armstrong, Professor of Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.  Breakfast spoke to him about the increasing use of polls to predict public opinion and just how accurate they are. For more information on pollyvote see

Neil Ieremia creator of Black Grace joined Breakfast this morning to chat about his dance companys tenth birthday. Black Grace will celebrate by performing Ten at the Alinghi headquarters, Viaduct basin, Auckland from 23rd July - August 3.

Social Commentator Joe Bennet had his own take on the celebrity news of the week and how they avoid the cameras. Whether running from court with a jacket over the head in shame at a drug bust, or at the lavish Sydney love match of Lleyton Hewitt and his bride, soap star Bec Cartwright.

Breakfast spoke to political editor Mark Sainsbury about Trevor Mallards' claims that the National party was being funded by US interests - and the National's party' tertiary education policy.

Today is Montana poetry Day, Jeanette spoke to CK Stead, award winning writer and poet - who recited  Red Tram in recognition of the day. There will be readings by CK Stead, Cherie Barford, Paula Green, Witi Ihimaera, Anne Kennedy, Selina Tusitala Marsh, and Bob Orr tonight at Strata Cafe. 5-7pm Level 4 Kate Edger Commons, Alfred St, University of Auckland

The Vienna Boys Choir from Austria performed for us this morning live from the Bruce mason theatre. They are currently touring New Zealand from July 21- Aug 3. Contact the Bruce mason theatre for details.