The Long Lunch: In case you missed Tuesday

Long Lunch 25/09/2018

In case you missed The Long Lunch today, here are the best bits to listen back to from Tuesday September 25th 2018.

The tourists are coming

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With New Zealand tourist numbers on the rise, Lonely Planet's Chris Zeiher joins The Long Lunch to talk about their updated New Zealand guides.

How your phone is making you unhappy

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Dr Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University talks about some of the most common reasons people are unhappy, and why taking a digital detox might just put a spring back in your step.

Councillor resorts to wearing body cam to meetings

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Ross Campbell, Horowhenua District councillor discusses what’s driven him to the point where he will now only attend council meetings, on the advice of police, wearing a body camera.

Why are West Coast whitebait stands so expensive?

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Cheryl Riley, the West Coast Whitebaiters’ association president talks about some of the exorbitant prices being asked for some whitebait stands on the coast, including one at a cool $200,000.

She says out of towners are forming syndicates and coming to the West Coast to fish.

Head transplant possibble according to Itallian doctor

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Susan Lederer, professor of the history of medicine and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison talks about her work in medical history and bioethics and some of her topics of expertise, including human and animal experimentation, Frankenstein, organ transplantation, blood transfusion and the history of whole body donations in the United States.

Lederer is lecturing at Otago university on a range of topics including the Italian doctor who claims a human head transplant, inspired by Frankenstein, is possible.

She asks are we ready to embark on procedures such as head transplants?

Climate change major topic at three day workshop on Pacific

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Kevin Clements, professor of Otago’s National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPCS) talks about this week’s three day international workshop in Auckland looking at the most pressing issues addressing the Pacific.

Listen to the full interviews above.

The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.