8 Mar 2019

The Panel with Julia Whaipooti and Ruth Money (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 8 March 2019

The already controversial documentary about Michael Jackson Leaving Neverland screens in New Zealand this Sunday. Two men accuse the tarnished King of Pop of sexually assaulting them when they were children. This has led to both local commerical radio networks putting Jackon's music on ice. The University of Otago's Ian Chapman says he wouldn't want to not include the music of the likes of Michael Jackson or Gary Glitter in his contemporary music classes. Dr Chapman says acknowledge the elephant in the room and then talk about the music and social impact within its historical context. There are calls for New Zealand to have a national pain strategy. A report for the Faculty of Pain Medicine in the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists says we have just 22 full-time chronic pain specialists and that the country needs 4-times that number. Author Stephanie de Montalk has lived with chronic pain for years and wrote a book about it, How Does it Hurt? She shares her experience and what she believes needs to be done for those who are suffering. The Double Denim creative agency wanted to know what makes New Zealand women really tick. So they carried out a survey and their findings were sobering. Women don't feel respected, valued, or even seen. Angela Meyer talks about their research including how many women feel financially vulnerable.