The Long Lunch: In case you missed Tuesday

Long Lunch 13/11/2018

If you missed The Long Lunch today with Lynda Hallinan, you can listen back to the best bits here from Tuesday, November 13th 2018.

A true act of kindness doesn't even need to be known

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Speaker, author and kindness expert Gabriella van Rij discusses the #DaretobeKind movement (which she founded) and the ways in which kindness can be used in a practical sense to build safe communities and healthier relationships.

Research on economic abuse

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Nicola Eccleton, Good Shepherd New Zealand social inclusion manager, discusses new research on this country’s hidden economic abuse which shows that financial resources are being used to control the freedom of women and children, including access to food, heating and adequate accommodation.

Social engineering scams

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Paula Gair from talks this time each week about cyber security, online safety and privacy risks for yourself, your family and your business. This week she looks at social engineering, what it is, how it tricks people into divulging information, scams involving it and how to avoid it. You can find all the details on deriskme's Long Lunch page here.

How can America stop mass shootings?

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Garen Wintemute, The Baker-Teret Chair in Violence Prevention in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of California, Davis discusses how the US can help prevent mass shootings.

'Ferel' conference to explore how people feel about certain species

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Dr Nick Holm, cultural studies lecturer in the School of English and Media Studies at Massey’s Wellington campus talks about the upcoming ‘feral’ conference that will look at how we perceive and manage nature, and why we treat certain species as enemies.

Disgruntled worker may be responsible for strawberry contamination

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Lucy Stone, health, science and research writer from the Brisbane Times, discusses the latest developments from the strawberry contamination crisis across the ditch, which has seen a 50-year-old strawberry farm worker arrested and charged by Queensland police following a complex investigation.

Kindness could keep you healthy

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Jennifer Willis-Riviera, professor of communication studies at the University of Wisconsin River Fallsm, discusses the positive consequences of performing acts of kindness, from improved physical health to increased emotional well-being 

She says regular acts of kindness could keep you healthy as you have more endorphines and less stress.

Listen to all of 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.