17 Aug 2018

The Panel with Ali Jones and Mark Knoff-Thomas (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 17 August 2018

She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1987; and Rolling Stone magazine ranked her as the Greatest Artist Of All Time. What the Panelists Ali Jones and Mark Knoff-Thomas want to talk about. There's been outrage after a straight man was cast as Disney's first gay film character. Some say the role should have gone to an actual gay man but others believe any representation is a cause for celebration. Should Hollywood be trying to boost the careers of those minorities they seek to represent? The panelists discuss. Vermont democrats have chosen transgender woman Christine Hallquist as their candidate for governor. It's the first time a major party has nominated a trans person for the role. She'll be up against the incumbent, republican Phil Scott, this November. She tells The Panel she is part of a wave of change, inspired by the current political climate. The number of New Zealanders taking antipsychotics went up almost 50 per cent between 2008 and 2015. European women over 65 were the highest users, followed by Maori men between 25 and 44. But there's no evidence rates of psychosis have increased, leading the study authors to suspect off-label prescribing is going on. The panelists give their view on whether this is a concerning trend. A solid white mass was discovered in an Egyptian tomb from the 13th century BC is believed to be the world's oldest cheese. Studies found the mass contained proteins from cow milk, and sheep or goat milk. But unfortunately it aged a bit too long, scientists found evidence of a potentially deadly bacteria in the sample. We ask the panelists what's the weirdest thing they've ever eaten.