The Long Lunch: In case you missed Wednesday

Long Lunch 26/09/2018

If you missed the show today, here are the best bits to listen back to from The Long Lunch, Wednesday September 26th, 2018.

Next recession will be 'worse than Great Depression'

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Peter Schiff, American economic commentator and New York Times bestselling writer, warns that the next recession will be ‘worse than the Great Depression’ and will likely hit the US within the next two years.

Tiny homes growing in interest

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Pamela Bell, Prefab NZ chief executive and co-author of the book Kiwi Prefab: Cottage to Cutting Edge, talks about the growing interest in ‘tiny homes’ in New Zealand as people look for alternative housing options in an increasingly unaffordable housing market.

You can check out Prefab NZ's snug home competition here.

Groundbreaking treatment 'wakes up' spinal chord

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Dr. Claudia Angeli, assistant professor at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, discusses the groundbreaking treatment that is seeing two patients who were told that they would never walk again beating the odds with the help of a spinal cord implant and intensive therapy.

She says it has been amazing to see the reactions of these two patients as they go from from wiggling their toes to walking.

Backyard Banter with Tony Murrell

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Home & Garden host Tony Murrell joins us for Backyard Banter this week looking minimising damage on new soft plants, weeds, and the recent mushroom compost scare. 

Parenting Panel: Shy kids

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Today on the Parenting Panel, John Cowan talks about shy, awkward and lonely kids. He has tips on helping them make friends and become assertive.

Drive Time with Eric Thompson

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Eric Thompson discusses the most fuel efficient cars in New Zealand, new speed cameras turning into cash cows, Porsche saying no to producing any more diesel cars and electric cars getting a 'voice'.

Listen to the full interviews above.

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