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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

What to know about flood insurance/While Reason Slept

12/18/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, December 18, 2018: The year 2018 will go down as one of the wettest on record in South Central Pennsylvania. The region received between 10-to-15 inches of rainfall above the average for the last 12 months. More rain and several significant rain events resulted in more homes … Continue reading "What to know about flood insurance/While Reason Slept"

How much is that antique worth?

12/17/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, December 17, 2018: During the holiday season, many of us reminisce about our past. Often, a favorite gift we received will be part of those memories. For a lot of us, that favorite gift was a toy. That same toy may be in the attic as a … Continue reading "How much is that antique worth?"

Pennsylvania’s nuclear dilemma: should the state bail out plants?

12/14/2018
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Exelon’s Three Mile Island plant is scheduled to prematurely close in September 2019. The company has been lobbying for help from the state to keep it open. Photo courtesy: Exelon What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, December 14, 2018: Pennsylvania could avoid a “devastating and permanent blow” to its economy and environment if … Continue reading "Pennsylvania’s nuclear dilemma: should the state bail out plants?"

Pennsylvania’s Solar Future / NPR’s Melissa Block

12/13/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, December 13, 2018: California is the clear winner. Or perhaps we should say the “clean” winner. The Golden State tops unofficial lists of best states for solar growth, producing enough to power 5.4 million homes. No other state comes close. Pennsylvania is listed in the top ten … Continue reading "Pennsylvania’s Solar Future / NPR’s Melissa Block"

Broadband access not available everywhere in PA

12/12/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Turn on a computer or connect a phone to Wi-Fi and most of us expect immediate, and fast, connectivity. In this digital age, we’ve come to take internet access for granted. The Federal Communications Commission estimates about 800,000 Pennsylvanians lack access to Broadband. However, … Continue reading "Broadband access not available everywhere in PA"

Cutting edge horticulture for charter school / Stop Overdoses PA

12/11/2018
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CCA students, Gabe Longenecker (Susquehanna Twp., PA, left) and Nathaniel Saxe (Springettsbury Twp., PA, right), examine the progress herbs have made in an aquaponic media bed at AgWorks at CCA. What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, December 11, 2018: A state-of-the-art horticultural growing and learning facility is open for business for charter school … Continue reading "Cutting edge horticulture for charter school / Stop Overdoses PA"

Pennsylvania infrastructure not making the grade

12/10/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, December 10, 2018: Report cards are out and Pennsylvania is on notice. The American Society of Civil Engineers released the Pennsylvania 2018 Infrastructure Report Card and gave the state an overall GPA of C-. Seven of the state’s 18 critical infrastructure categories earned below average marks. … Continue reading "Pennsylvania infrastructure not making the grade"

Smart Talk Road Trip visits the Governor’s Residence

12/7/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, December 7, 2018: The last Smart Talk Road Trip of the year takes us to the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg. Inside the Front Street home, we’ll discuss Governor Tom Wolf’s recent re-election and his plans and priorities for the next four years. Will Wolf push for more … Continue reading "Smart Talk Road Trip visits the Governor’s Residence"

Drawing new Pennsylvania maps / end-of-year tax tips

12/6/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, December 6, 2018: It’s wasn’t long ago that if the word gerrymander was used in public, eyes would quickly glaze over. It just wasn’t a topic that generated a lot of passion. That is not the case today – gerrymandering or a majority party drawing legislative boundaries … Continue reading "Drawing new Pennsylvania maps / end-of-year tax tips"

Human contact improves asthma?/Rep. Bryan Cutler prepares for House leadership role

12/5/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, December 5, 2018: More than 26 million Americans suffer from asthma. About 1.7 million seek treatment for asthma at hospital emergency rooms each year. It disproportionately affects poor people. Asthma is a condition in which airways narrow, swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult … Continue reading "Human contact improves asthma?/Rep. Bryan Cutler prepares for House leadership role"

Auditor General aims to reduce gun deaths/Sunday hunting in PA?

12/4/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, November 29, 2018: Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is taking aim at gun safety and has made a dozen recommendations that he thinks will reduce crimes committed with firearms and suicides. In 2016 more than 1,500 Pennsylvanians were killed by guns. DePasquale says over the last decade, … Continue reading "Auditor General aims to reduce gun deaths/Sunday hunting in PA?"

2018 books-as-gifts guide

12/3/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, December 3, 2018: A Smart Talk holiday tradition is back! One of our favorite shows of the year — the annual books-as-gifts guide. Everyone enjoys a well-thought gift, especially when it is a good book. Whether it is fiction, a novel, non-fiction, poetry, a how-to book, or … Continue reading "2018 books-as-gifts guide"

The newspaper industry’s changing landscape

11/30/2018
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Today’s broadcast is recorded from a previous Smart Talk program 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 version … Continue reading "The newspaper industry’s changing landscape"

Gun culture in America and ‘Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History’

11/29/2018
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Mel Chin, Cross for the Unforgiven: 10th Anniversary Multiple, 2012, AK-47 assault rifles (cut and welded). What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, November 29, 2018: Guns in America are ubiquitous. They are part of our national identity; the right to own a gun upheld by our very Constitution. Guns are a source of … Continue reading "Gun culture in America and ‘Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History’"

Cap and Trade in PA? / Pennlive nursing home investigative series

11/28/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, November 28, 2018: Led by the Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council, a group of 61 petitioners is calling on state regulators to establish a cap-and-trade program in Pennsylvania to reduce carbon emissions that contributes to climate change. The Constitutional Amendment that says Pennsylvanians have a right to clean … Continue reading "Cap and Trade in PA? / Pennlive nursing home investigative series"

More PA school superintendents are men but women earn more money/Providing musical instruments to kids

11/27/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, November 27, 2018: Walk into a Pennsylvania public school classroom and you’ll probably see a woman teaching the class. In fact, 73% of teachers in Pennsylvania schools are female. However, the number of women teachers hasn’t translated into females becoming principals or school superintendents. Only 28% of … Continue reading "More PA school superintendents are men but women earn more money/Providing musical instruments to kids"

World AIDS Day / World is Classroom author

11/26/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, November 26, 2018: World AIDS Day takes place on the first day of December each year, and this year the recognition falls on Saturday. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with … Continue reading "World AIDS Day / World is Classroom author"

What to know about PA driving laws

11/21/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Are you traveling by car this Thanksgiving weekend? AAA says more than 54 million Americans have travel plans and about 48 million of them will drive to their destinations. That means there will be a lot of vehicles on the road. More than a … Continue reading "What to know about PA driving laws"

Smart Talk talks Thanksgiving dinner

11/20/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, Nove,ber 20, 2018: Food, football, family, a nap, turkey, a chill in the air, newspapers bursting with holiday advertisements, which pie to eat for dessert, wine, the kids’ table, the aroma of turkey in the oven and thoughts of what you and your family are thankful for … Continue reading "Smart Talk talks Thanksgiving dinner"

Reducing energy consumption / Forest management

11/19/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, November 16, 2018: Winter weather arrived in Pennsylvania last week and with it, higher energy demand from area homes and businesses. The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center recently released a guide to help Pennsylvanians conserve energy and reduce waste. The energy-saving measures in the guide titled, It’s … Continue reading "Reducing energy consumption / Forest management"