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A recently-recovered perpetual student, Ximena has somehow found time to host The Wire, juggling it with her day job as bFM's News & Editorial Director. Ximena loves a bit of the latest media, politics and technology news, but is up for reporting on anything & everything that might pique her interest or tickle her fancy.
Continuing with our healthcare theme we look at the public and private health sectors in Aotearoa. Lachlan spoke with Public Health Association C.E.O. Warren Lindberg about public healthcare in Aotearoa and the issues it faces. He also discussed the private healthcare sector and how it works with the public sector with Health Funds Association C.E.O. Roger Styles.
On today’s show we continue our election coverage, ko te kaupapa o te rā nei, ko te Health, today’s topic we talking health In New Zealand. A Newshub Reid Research poll has shown Health is the number one issue for New Zealanders this election.
Firstly today we speak with We speak with the Residents Doctors Association national executive Deborah Powell, then are joined by Labour Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis on Labour’s Health policy and breaking announcement to delay any implementation of changes from its tax working group until after the 2020 election. We follow with Public Health Association CEO Warren Lindberg, and Health Funds Association CEO Rodger Styles. Finaly today we speak to Professor Elaine Reese of the University of Otago Department of Psychology, on her article the Journal of Child Language.
A recent study has found worrying gaps in the language skills of Aotearoa’s youth in both Te Reo Maori and English. Harry spoke with the report’s lead author Professor Elaine Rees about language skills in New Zealand and the report’s findings.
Radio New Zealand's funding freeze has been a highly discussed topic in the realm of New Zealand news media. bFM reporter Conor Knell spoke to Labour's spokesperson for broadcasting Clare Curran about the pledge to increase funding and the plans to transform the broadcaster into a multi-media platform.
On Dear Science this week, AUT’s Allan Blackman discusses the Cassini probe nearing its death, a key example of why big pharma gets a bad name and a case of self-prescribing apricot kernels as a cancer treatment leading to cyanide poisoning.
Mental health has become an increasingly more contentious topic in the lead up to this years election. Producer Will Parsonson reports on the problems the mental health sector has recently faced, as well as analysing how each party is offering to provide solutions to a ever growing problem..
When it comes to health policy, The Opportunities Party has a strong focus on prevention, believing our health system is about to be hit by a huge demand it will struggle to meet.
India spoke to TOP’s deputy co-leader Geoff Simmons about their approach to funding the health sector and their policies which include regulating the sale of junk food, alcohol, and legalising cannabis.