29 Nov 2018

The Panel with Janet Wilson and Raybon Kan (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 29 November 2018

The hustle and bustle of big city life has inspired many an artist, but is there something to be said for the beauty and ease of suburban life? What the panellists Janet Wilson and Raybon Kan want to talk about. When ethics and manners collide, what wins? Twice this week we've mentioned Dr Lance O'Sullivan's scathing comments about our medical system in the wake of the MeningitisW outbreak, with Northland parents being prepared to pay $100 to have their children immunised, which of course is not an option for poor families. A well-known fantasy writer, and professor, Andy Duncan, has got stuck into an even better-known fantasy writer, and professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, over the depiction of orcs in The Lord of the Rings. The allegations are of racism and discrimination. This is in a much-watched conversation hosted online by Wired magazine.