27 Aug 2018

The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Mike Rehu (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 27 August 2018

A study from culture website The Pudding found women's jeans pockets were substantially smaller than their male equivalents. Why would this be the case? What the Panelists Jo McCarroll and Mike Rehu want to talk about. Departure cards will soon be no more, after Iain Lees-Galloway announced they'd be phased out by November. Are they really as annoying as people would have you think? Bill Gates says there's something fundamentally wrong with our economic model, and says his own company Microsoft proves his point. Economist Brian Easton joins us to examine Gates' thoughts. Mysteriously, more than a dozen diggers have been stolen in Counties Manukau since March. Inspector Chris Barry from the Countries Manukau police department joins us to talk about how these thieves are doing what they're doing, and where the diggers actually go. In the medical journal The Lancet, I'm sure a lot of people have noticed this, a study out of Seattle which looked at alcohol consumption and its effects on people between the ages of 15 and 95 in 195 countries between 1990 and 2016. Quite a piuece of research. Quote, "The conclusions of the study are clear and unambiguous: Alcohol is a colossal global-health issue and small reductions in health-related harms at low levels of alcohol intake are outweighed by the increased risk of other health-related harms, including cancer. There