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Sunday 16 June 2019
7.11 Dr Neil Thorpe: Speed camera impact on saving lives often overstated
The Government is currently taking advice on road safety, with one suggestion to follow the example of Sweden, where speed cameras are clearly sign-posted, and widely used. A study of the impact of speed cameras found that cameras saving lives is often overstated. Newcastle University Lecturer in Transport studies Dr Neil Thorpe explains.
7:20 Teresa Liu-Ambrose: Exercises to prevent elderly falls
Canadian researcher, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, says they used Otago University's falls prevention exercises in a study on elderly patients who had already experiences falls. She explains that the exercises not only helped prevent more falling incidents but their confidence to go out and socialise was also bolstered. You can find the exercises here.
7.32 The House
A weekly digest of the events in Parliament with Daniela Maoate-Cox and Phil Smith.
7.45 Calling Home: Kate Brown in Washington D.C.
This week's Calling Home guest is Kate Brown who's living in Washington D.C. She talks about how she has spent the past 30 years living away from home and her job as executive director of the Global Island Partnership.
8:10 Insight: Christchurch Attacks: Are Intelligence agencies watching the right people?
The Christchurch mosque attacks have prompted claims the security agencies have wielded their powers in skewed and unfair ways. Have resources been wasted surveilling Muslims and virtually ignoring possible alt-right extremists? In this second part of a two-part investigation, Phil Pennington asks what the agencies have been doing to keep New Zealanders safe.
8.38 Troy Campbell: Passionate workers are more likely to be exploited
Passion for work may well lead to employee satisfaction, but a new study in the paper in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows those particular workers are also more likely to be exploited by their employer. Study co-author Professor Troy Campbell from the University of Oregon explains what they've uncovered.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:37 Dr Roger Tyers: The no-fly return trip from Beijing to Southampton
Climate researcher Roger Tyers is back on the road after completing his investigations into how Chinese people think and behave regarding environmental issues and climate change. He joins the show from Irkutsk in Russia for an update on his findings and his 6,000 mile fly-free trip home to Southampton.
9:50 Adam Shapley: 'More Kiwis are less happy in their current jobs'
A new report shows New Zealanders are a nation of job-hoppers, with a third of professionals surveyed planning to look for new jobs in the next 12 months. Hays New Zealand Managing Director Adam Shapley joins Jim to dissect the report's findings.
10.04 Dr Simon Walters: Children in sport just want to have fun
A report out from ACC this week shows more children than ever are suffering injuries usually only seen in professional athletes while at the same time participation rates are down. AUT's Dr Simon Walters has researched children in sport and has some insight about what is happening and why too much pressure on them will just drive them away from sporting activities.
10.25 Lord Alex Carlile: Why he supports NZ lawyers against the End of Life Choice Bill
Lord Carlile of Berriew QC has been involved in parliamentary activity in the UK for several years now, opposing euthanasia bills that have been presented, due to concerns over various safeguards. He explains why he opposes New Zealand's End of Life Choice Bill from a "secular, ethical dimension".
10.45 Matt Vickers: Death with dignity is at the core of the End of Life Choice Bill
Death with dignity advocate Matt Vickers is continue the work started by his late wife, Lecretia Seales who sought a legal means to end her life after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He says the End of Life Bill currently before parliament is about letting people have some dignity in death by having a choice about how they die.
11.04 Prof. Tasha Howe: Heavy metal fans are happier, more well-adjusted adults than others
In the 1980s research pointed to heavy metal music listeners being at risk of poor developmental outcomes later in life. Professor Tasha Howe, a former heavy metal groupie, conducted a study which found they actually turned out to be more happy and well-adjusted adults than other comparison groups. She explores theories about why they grew into content adults.
11.35 Sir Michael Morpurgo: War Horse on stage in New Zealand for the first time
Sir Michael Morpurgo's best known book, War Horse, comes to life on the stage for the first time in New Zealand this month. Millions have seen the award winning production overseas. Sir Michael explains to Jim the themes involved in the book and why a lack of perspective about past atrocities is one of the biggest threats the world faces.