The Long Lunch: In case you missed Wednesday

Long Lunch 31/10/2018

If you missed The Long Lunch today, you can listen back to the best bits here from Wednesday October 31st 2018.

Gene editing wild plants can help create new food crops

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James Hereward, research fellow at the University of Queensland, talks about how using precise gene editing technologies on wild plants can help create new food crops, without leaving them vulnerable to pests and disease.

Burried alive club member describes what it's like to survive an avalanche

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In the wake of today's avalanche near Mt Cook, Andy Thompson, member of the ‘buried alive club’, talks about his experience of surviving an avalanche and the similarities between his 1991 experience and what transpired earlier today.

Backyard Banter

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RadioLIVE Home & Garden host Tony Murrell joins Lynda Hallinan from Pukekura Park in New Plymouth to banter all things backyard this week.

Reporter talks human caravan experience

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Delphine Schrank, Reuters’ Chief Correspondent for Mexico and Central America, talks about her experiences of travelling as part of one of the US-bound human caravans alongside thousands of Central America and what they have left ahead of them before they reach the promised land that is the US.

Drive Time with Eric Thompson

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Eric Thompson talks about issues on the road such as Lime scooters causing a bit of a ruckus and Britain wanting to ban fossil fuel cars by 2038. He also talks about the issues of police cars being able to pull over driverless cars.

Getting around the dinner table

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Yvonne Godfrey from youth independence programme Miomo, and John Cowan from The Parenting Place join us for this week's Parenting Panel.

This week they look at the benefits of having family dinner around the table.

Here are some ideas for dinner table conversation starters:

  1. What’s the best age to be? Why?
  2. What’s your favourite place in the house? Why?
  3. What’s the best thing that happened today?
  4. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever cried about?
  5. If you could only eat one food and nothing else for three days in a row, what would it be?
  6. What made you laugh today?
  7. What would be a useful invention for the future?
  8. If you could go on a holiday anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
  9. Invent a new ice cream flavour.
  10. If you were famous for something, what would it be?
  11. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
  12. Describe yourself in three words.

Listen to all the full interviews above.

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