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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.

Location:

Auckland, New Zealand

Description:

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

Language:

Multilingual

Contact:

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


Episodes

Smart Talk Wednesday; US Senator Pat Toomey; Peyton’s Law – Saving Young Hearts

8/5/2020
Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey appears on Wednesday’s Smart Talk. Among the issues we’ll discuss with Sen. Toomey are the on-going efforts in Congress to pass another coronavirus relief bill. So far in negotiations, Democrats have pushed a wide-ranging package that includes the continuation of $600 weekly in unemployment benefits and billions of dollars … Continue reading "Smart Talk Wednesday; US Senator Pat Toomey; Peyton’s Law – Saving Young Hearts"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk Tuesday: Federal justice system adapts to pandemic; Speaking grief

8/4/2020
Like everyone else, the federal court system has had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Middle District of Pennsylvania, that means jury selections and jury trials in both civil and criminal cases have been continued. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the accused a speedy trial. Does continuing criminal cases jeopardize … Continue reading "Smart Talk Tuesday: Federal justice system adapts to pandemic; Speaking grief"

Duration:00:49:52

Smart Talk Monday; What Pa. voters are saying in latest F&M poll

8/3/2020
The latest Franklin and Marshall College poll of registered voters released this week noted several key findings. Pennsylvanians are “generally” optimistic that the state is “heading in the right direction.” Although, that percentage dropped from the October 2019 poll. Respondents also consider COVID-19 the most important problem facing the state and may, as a result, … Continue reading "Smart Talk Monday; What Pa. voters are saying in latest F&M poll"

Duration:00:49:53

Smart Talk Thursday; Pennsylvania was ‘ground-zero’ in the fight for disability rights

7/23/2020
The opportunity to work, buy things for yourself, participate in community; to enjoy daily life in mainstream America is something that most people take for granted. For Americans living with a disability, their right to live a free and open life was never actually guaranteed until thirty years ago. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) … Continue reading "Smart Talk Thursday; Pennsylvania was ‘ground-zero’ in the fight for disability rights"

Duration:00:49:52

Smart Talk Wednesday: Opening schools, the debate continues

7/22/2020
It has become apparent that there are many questions about reopening schools this fall. While the number of COVID-19 cases increase in some parts of the country and even some places in Pennsylvania, how students will be educated in a safe environment is of major concern for parents, teachers and administrators. Pennsylvania’s 500 public school … Continue reading "Smart Talk Wednesday: Opening schools, the debate continues"

Duration:00:49:53

Smart Talk Tuesday; Pediatricians and school nurses weigh-in on reopening schools

7/21/2020
The American Academy of Pediatrics advocate for a return to in-school classes but warn that re-opening schools must be done safely and based on solid health guidelines, not on politics. It is not surprising that kids perform best when they are in school learning, but they also benefit in other ways. Children learn social and … Continue reading "Smart Talk Tuesday; Pediatricians and school nurses weigh-in on reopening schools"

Duration:00:49:53

Smart Talk Monday: Expansion of broadband during pandemic; Should students pay full tuition of college courses on line?

7/20/2020
With so many Pennsylvanians working from home, students taking their classes on-line and doctors communicating with patients through telemedicine — reliable, broadband internet has taken on more urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadband has become an essential part of the infrastructure during the pandemic, but many areas of Pennsylvania – especially rural, but not limited … Continue reading "Smart Talk Monday: Expansion of broadband during pandemic; Should students pay full tuition of...

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk Thursday; With evictions and foreclosures delayed, landlords and tenants bear the burden

7/16/2020
The Wolf administration imposed stricter limitations on bars, restaurants and businesses yesterday in response to a reported rise in coronavirus cases state-wide. Spotlight PA reporter Angela Couloumbis reported on this new development and she joins Smart Talk to share the details. Governor Tom Wolf also enacted a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures at the beginning … Continue reading "Smart Talk Thursday; With evictions and foreclosures delayed, landlords and tenants bear the burden"

Duration:00:49:53

Smart Talk Tuesday: What plans are schools making for classes this fall?

7/14/2020
With the scheduled start of K-12 classes just over a month away, Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts are working on plans to educate their students in environments that are safe from contracting or spreading COVID-19, while attempting to maximize learning. However, schools face significant challenges. Gov. Tom Wolf wants a return to education this fall after … Continue reading "Smart Talk Tuesday: What plans are schools making for classes this fall?"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk Monday: A historic Supreme Court term ends; July tax day questions

7/13/2020
As the final arbiter of the nation’s laws, any decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court can be considered historic. However, some rulings are more significant than others. Under that premise, the Supreme Court term that ended last week was one for the history books. The Court’s decisions also weren’t as predictable, as … Continue reading "Smart Talk Monday: A historic Supreme Court term ends; July tax day questions"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk Thursday: A life-line needed for childcare centers and friends find inspiration by helping fellow graduates

7/9/2020
Moving the US economy forward and getting people back to work will depend a great deal on the availability of affordable, quality childcare. Early in 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation partnered with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission to quantify the lack of childcare in … Continue reading "Smart Talk Thursday: A life-line needed for childcare centers and friends find inspiration by helping fellow graduates"

Duration:00:49:53

Smart Talk Wednesday: Are the polls accurate?; Industry ups and downs during pandemic

7/8/2020
The presidential election is four months away, and it seems there is a new poll every day with a snapshot of how much support President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden have. Most polls across the country from the last two weeks show Biden leading Trump, especially in what are considered key states … Continue reading "Smart Talk Wednesday: Are the polls accurate?; Industry ups and downs during pandemic"

Duration:00:49:51

US Senator Casey; predicting COVID-19 spread based on where you live

7/7/2020
While state governments lead the COVID-19 pandemic response throughout the country, the federal government continues work to support their efforts. Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey recently introduced a bill to reshape Medicaid funding, which has the potential for significantly increasing Medicaid resources in the state. Senator Casey joins Smart Talk Tuesday to discuss this … Continue reading "US Senator Casey; predicting COVID-19 spread based on where you live"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk Monday: The Vote; the 100th anniversary granting women the right to vote

7/6/2020
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. The fight for women’s suffrage was a decades-long battle that began even before the Civil War. Reform activists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were pioneers in the movement, though neither lived to see … Continue reading "Smart Talk Monday: The Vote; the 100th anniversary granting women the right to vote"

Duration:00:49:46

Health Secretary Rachel Levine talks COVID; Toughening fireworks law?

7/2/2020
Up until two weeks ago, the number of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania was falling. Since then, the entire state has transitioned to Governor Tom Wolf’s least restrictive green level of coronavirus mitigations efforts meaning bars and restaurants were open, with some restrictions, and many places of business re-opened too. However, the number of COVID-19 cases … Continue reading "Health Secretary Rachel Levine talks COVID; Toughening fireworks law?"

Duration:00:49:52

Smart Talk Wednesday: New state house leader talks priorities; With race-relations, is history repeating itself?

7/1/2020
When Pennsylvania State Representative Bryan Cutler was elected two weeks ago as the 141st Speaker of the House he became the most visible and powerful member of the elected body. Cutler, a Republican, first came to office in 2007 and represents part of Lancaster County in the 100th legislative district. He fills the speaker position … Continue reading "Smart Talk Wednesday: New state house leader talks priorities; With race-relations, is history repeating itself?"

Duration:00:49:57

Smart Talk Tuesday: Farmers opting against tilling; Taking steps to protect pollinators

6/30/2020
“The healthiest soil is the soil that has never been disturbed.” That sentiment was made at the Pennsylvania Farm Show last January by a former state Agriculture Department official who advocates for no till practices. But how can seeds be planted and crops grown without disturbing the soil? The Pennsylvania No Till Alliance is made … Continue reading "Smart Talk Tuesday: Farmers opting against tilling; Taking steps to protect pollinators"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk Monday: Defunding State Police?; Andrew Johnson to blame for today’s racial inequality?

6/29/2020
As state and local governments across the country work to enact police reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing while in Minneapolis police custody last month, one proposal that may actually occur is defunding police departments. In most cases, defunding means moving money away from police departments and using those funds for social … Continue reading "Smart Talk Monday: Defunding State Police?; Andrew Johnson to blame for today’s racial inequality?"

Duration:00:49:54

Smart Talk Friday: Attorney General Shapiro on police reforms, fracking, child abuse; Child abuse reports down during pandemic

6/26/2020
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro appears on Friday’s Smart Talk to discuss several topics. They include police reforms, fracking and funding for child abuse investigations. Pennsylvania is one of many state and local governments to legislate new rules and laws for police departments to adhere to in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death while in … Continue reading "Smart Talk Friday: Attorney General Shapiro on police reforms, fracking, child abuse; Child abuse reports down during...

Duration:00:49:52

Smart Talk Thursday: Lung Association questions EPA on pollution regs; Baseball will be played this summer

6/25/2020
Last April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the agency was going to retain a piece of legislation called the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Particulate Matter without changes. The move has been heavily criticized by environmental advocates. Fine particulate pollutants or particulate matter are made up of particles (tiny … Continue reading "Smart Talk Thursday: Lung Association questions EPA on pollution regs; Baseball will be...

Duration:00:49:50