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A series of panel discussions recorded before an audience at the Auckland Museum, as part of the popular LATE at the Museum evenings.

A series of panel discussions recorded before an audience at the Auckland Museum, as part of the popular LATE at the Museum evenings.
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Auckland, New Zealand

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A series of panel discussions recorded before an audience at the Auckland Museum, as part of the popular LATE at the Museum evenings.

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Multilingual

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Radio New Zealand House 155 The Terrace P O Box 123 Wellington 04 474 1999


Episodes

Leadership through farming and ag worker shortage

8/16/2018
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Photo by LEAF What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, August 16, 2018: On a picturesque, three-acre farm along the banks of Sherman’s Creek, youth from diverse walks of life arrive most summer mornings for their jobs. Their drive to work takes them over north mountain and into a more peaceful part of Central PA; rural Perry … Continue reading "Leadership through farming and ag worker shortage"

Grand Jury on Catholic Church child sex abuse

8/15/2018
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro holds hands with Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy, during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, August 8, … Continue reading "Grand Jury on Catholic Church child sex abuse"

Specialization injuries in young athletes

8/14/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, August 8, 2018: Youth sports is big business and it’s getting bigger. Children as young as pre-school are joining competitive sports programs and specializing at younger ages. Boston NPR affiliate WBUR reported that in the past, American kids went out for Little League and school sports … Continue reading "Specialization injuries in young athletes"

Harrisburg’s taxing authority and limiting kid’s screen time

8/13/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, August 13, 2018: At one point in the last decade, the city of Harrisburg considered bankruptcy as a way out of a downward spiraling financial situation. The city was millions of dollars in debt due to a now-sold, and often maligned, incinerator project. Harrisburg sought protection through a state … Continue reading "Harrisburg’s taxing authority and limiting kid’s screen time"

Murder in the courtroom and Esports

8/10/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, August 10, 2018: On a hot, August day in 1955, Lulu and Percy Haines met in a Cumberland County courtroom to receive the judge’s order finalizing their domestic case. Percy Haines responded violently when Judge Mark E. Garber ordered him to pay Lulu $50 month in support and, according to press reports, he … Continue reading "Murder in the courtroom and Esports"

Shut out of the housing market

8/9/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, August 9, 2018: What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, housing values plummeted, and homes were repossessed in unprecedented numbers because of the economic recession. Today, a new housing crisis has developed with home buyers shut out of the market because of low inventory and sky-high prices. NPR reports that new home construction nationwide is at its slowest pace … Continue reading "Shut out of the housing market"

Road Trip to Beau’s Dream Dog Park in Lancaster

8/8/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, August 8, 2018: It’s a Smart Talk Road Trip to Beau’s Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park in Lancaster Wednesday! Smart Talk Road Trips are usually a lot of fun for the audience and the Smart Talk crew — even when we’re discussing serious topics. But this … Continue reading "Road Trip to Beau’s Dream Dog Park in Lancaster"

Nurses rally for improved staffing

8/7/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, August 7, 2018: A coalition of Pennsylvania nurses hand-carried a 10-thousand signature petition to the state Capitol last week to push lawmakers to act on legislation stalled in house and senate committees. The legislation, titled Hospital Patient Protection, mandates lower patient-to-nurse ratios. The nurse’s coalition say that … Continue reading "Nurses rally for improved staffing"

Is new short-term insurance a good option?/Service dogs

8/6/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, August 6, 2018: Do changes to short-term, limited duration health insurance plans provide quality coverage to Pennsylvanians? That’s a question Smart Talk examines Monday. Consumers will soon be able to purchase the plans for up to three years after changes implemented by the Trump Administration. Federal regulations … Continue reading "Is new short-term insurance a good option?/Service dogs"

Ready Set Go Kindergarten Reinforces Early Childhood Education

8/3/2018
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WITF’s Ready Set Go Kindergarten What to look for on Smart Talk, Friday, August 3, 2018: Early formative childhood education is important for kids and their families. WITF and other community organizations believe that it is an imperative for businesses and communities, as well. Quality early childhood education has a measurable economic impact, … Continue reading "Ready Set Go Kindergarten Reinforces Early Childhood Education"

Smart Talk on Harrisburg Diocese child sex abuse

8/2/2018
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Statement Harrisburg Dicosese gave reporters on confidentiality provision waivers. (Brett Sholtis/WITF) What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, August 2, 2018: Bishop Ronald Gainer, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Wednesday released a list of 71 clergy members and others involved with the Church who have been accused of child sex misconduct or abuse. Diocese … Continue reading "Smart Talk on Harrisburg Diocese child sex abuse"

PA firefighters in western wildfire fight/Should alligators be kept as pets?

8/1/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, August 1, 2018: This summer is being called the worst wildfire season in over a decade in the western U.S. There are more than 60 wildfires burning in 15 states right now. There have been close to 90 this season. Millions of acres have been consumed, thousands … Continue reading "PA firefighters in western wildfire fight/Should alligators be kept as pets?"

US Army War College International Fellows

7/31/2018
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Courtesy of the US Army War College web site What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, July 31, 2018: The U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks is known as an educational institution for senior military officers and government civilians. It is lesser known, however, for the international contingent who comprise one-quarter of the … Continue reading "US Army War College International Fellows"

Democratic Socialism and Whose Streets?

7/30/2018
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Activist Brittany Ferrell and crowd of protesters in WHOSE STREETS?, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, July 30, 2018: Thursday, Smart Talk hosted Jeff Weaver, the campaign manager for Bernie Sanders. Sanders identifies as a Democratic Socialist, but what exactly does that mean? The Democratic Socialists of … Continue reading "Democratic Socialism and Whose Streets?"

The Newspaper Industry’s Changing Landscape

7/27/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, July 27, 2018: The newspaper industry has undergone a transformation over the last 10 to 15 years. With the advancement of the internet, newspapers jumped on board to develop a web presence offering ready access to their customers. While print customers paid for subscription services, the web … Continue reading "The Newspaper Industry’s Changing Landscape"

China not taking recyclables impacts midstate/Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager

7/27/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, July 26, 2018: Before this year, China was the largest buyer of recycled commodities, which were by volume the largest United States export. However, beginning January 2018, China stopped accepting two dozen foreign recyclables, including mixed paper and mixed plastics. In addition, it lowered the permitted amount … Continue reading "China not taking recyclables impacts midstate/Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager"

Rain and Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future

7/25/2018
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Photo by Scott LaMar/WITF What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, July 25, 2018: The incessant rain that started falling last weekend is still going strong. It’s causing flooding throughout Central Pennsylvania, while closing roads and damaging homes. The rainwater doesn’t only inconvenience drivers – it also poses a serious danger to pedestrians. A woman was swept away after falling into the Conewago … Continue reading "Rain and Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future"

National Geographic Photographer and Issues facing Asian American/Pacific Islanders

7/24/2018
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National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is a man on a mission, and time is running out. Not for him, but for the subjects of his work. Sartore is the founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark, a 25-year documentary project to save species and habitat around the world by bringing attention to their plight. He hopes the photographs will … Continue reading "National Geographic Photographer and Issues facing Asian American/Pacific Islanders"

Duration:00:49:40

Caving and “Eat First, Cry Later”

7/23/2018
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The subject of caves gained prominence in light of the Thailand cave rescue. According to cavers from Franklin and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania is home to over a thousand caves. Caves are formed when rock is dissolved by acidic rainwater that seeps through tiny pores in the rock surface. After tens of thousands of years, a cave is formed. Some of Pennsylvania’s largest caves extend over a mile in length and reach more … Continue reading "Caving and “Eat First, Cry Later”"

Duration:00:49:35

Social Determinants of Health

7/20/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, July 20, 2018: Dr. Wanda Filer On Friday’s Smart Talk, guest host Dr. Wanda Filer, Strategic Health Institute, leads a discussion on Social Determinants of Health. There are many factors that can influence personal health. These factors are known as Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). Determinants can … Continue reading "Social Determinants of Health"