The Long Lunch: In case you missed Thursday

Long Lunch 19/07/2018

In case you missed Thursday, here are some of the best bits from The Long Lunch July 19th 2018.

New DNA technology solving old murders

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High-tech DNA analysis, traditional genealogical work and the soaring popularity of online ancestry databases are being mashed together to help to solve old murders. CeCe Moore is a genetic genealogist and joined Wendyl to break down the process.

Petition launched to stop gay conversion therapy

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Max Tweedie, a Young Greens co-convenor, talks about what’s driven the youth wing of the Party, and their Labour colleagues, to launch a petition today urging the Government to ban the controversial gay conversion therapy.

The two youth wings say the practice is unethical and inhumane and they have teamed up to launch a petition today urging Parliament to outlaw it.

Doctors urge Government to respond to national syphilis outbreak

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A syphilis outbreak is impacting heavily on some vulnerable communities in this country, particularly around the Auckland area. Wendyl speaks to Jeff Brown, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians President (New Zealand) on the disease that he thought was “a thing of the past”.

Challenges and opportunities for non-recyclable waste

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TerraCycle is a global recycling company that turns non-recyclable waste – including toothbrushes, coffee pods and cigarette butts – into sustainable raw materials. The CEO and founder of TerraCycle, Tom Szaky, talks the challenges and opportunities in the circular economy, and how the company is going in New Zealand.

Starting running from scratch

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Starting running from scratch; it can be a mountain of a challenge sometimes but Rachel Grunwell is helping to lead an event at Mt Smart Stadium,called Let Your Mind Run Free, to share run technique, run secrets, and some old school track races. She has some great tips for anyone thinking of taking up running.

Expert tips on avoiding fleas

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The PetCare Grey Lynn Associate Vet, Shalsee Vigeant, joins the show with expert tips and information from the pet world. It’s coming up the flea season so Shalsee has all the tips and tricks for avoiding the dreaded flea.

Gossip straight from the States

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Marc Malkin is an entertainment and pop culture junkie with all the latest entertainment news. Today: is Beyonce pregnant? Denzel Washington action superstar! And Madonna in Pose - will she be guest starring in the drama series?

Communication breakdowns and cultural differences of nurses

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Report author Associate Professor Margaret Brunton says she found that communication breakdowns between New Zealand-educated and internationally-educated nurses were common, which can ultimately risk patient safety. The Associate Professor (School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing) at Massey University, joined Wendyl to discuss the research she has conducted into the impact of these cultural differences.

Music news with King Kapisi

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King Kapisi is back with the latest music and concert news. This week: Kings, Theia and JessB performing at AUT in Auckland, Kendrick Lamar is in town for two sold out concerts, and UB40 are headed to the Hawkes Bay for a show with Ali, Astro & Mickey.

Here we go again: Movies & binge watching

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Kate Rodger is across everything to do with films and movies. She's just come back from interviewing Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgård, two of the stars of the new Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. The binge-watch for this week is Stranger Things, after the release of the trailer for the third season. And the classic watch is Mars Attacks.

Social media and technology

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Sunday Social's Vaughn Davis bring his new technology finds and recommendations. "Nope" Portable Sound Microphone Blockers plug into your phone’s 3.5mm headphone jack and blocks your phone’s microphone so it can’t listen to you. Plus, the WeTransfer scam warning, his wet weather activity: HQ Trivia, and recording your snorning to diagnose what kind of snorer you are with SnorLab.

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