24 Aug 2018

The Panel with Alexia Russell and Duane Major (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 24 August 2018

As we mentioned yesterday poetry reading is making a comeback. Especially among 18-24 year-olds. We listen to an offering from a Panel listener. What the Panelists Alexia Russell and Duane Major want to talk about. Going to university can be a huge waste of time and money for many young people. Half of NZ's apprentices have already been to university. The Chief Executive of industry training organisation Competenz Fiona Kingsford says of the 60,000 teenagers leaving school each year, just four percent of them go straight into trades training. Listeners are worried about their elderly relatives who only have landlines. But those landlines may fail them in a power cut. Craig Young of TUANZ talks about the loopholes in the VOIP digital phone system and how this could be overcome. Cannabis law reform is on the way. Reports from the US show more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead. Public-health experts worry about the increasingly potent options available. How normalized should the use of cannabis be?