2 May 2019

The Panel with Paula Penfold and Morgan Godfery (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 2 May 2019

Music distribution company TuneCore reports there's been a 154 per cent growth in the popularity of metal music. Metal topped all other genres in 2018 when it came to increased streams and downloads from the previous year. Metal fan and member of the local band Devilskin, Paul Martin, explains what the appeal of head banging music is. Question of the Day: What would you call the new Auckland-Hamilton rail express? Five possible names for the new Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service are being considered by local government. Topping the list from the working group is, The Tron Express. Listeners of The Panel are suggesting Trainy McTrainFace, Jafa Bogomotion, Overdue and The Hamiltrain, to name a few. A raft of social media platforms belonging to Facebook are to have their privacy settings bolstered, after criticism about how the company protects user data. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says it's a major shift in how the company's run. He says Facebook is focused on looking at ways to encode privacy across the firm's entire infrastructure. A 14-year legal battle over ownership of a painting looted by Nazis has come to an end. A judge in California has ruled the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, which has had Pissarro's "Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon" since 1993, is the legal owner. Nazis took the painting from it's Jewish owner in 1939 in exchange for letting her flee Germany just before the war. An increasing body of evidence suggests that the amount of time we spend on our smartphones is way too long. It's interferring with our sleep, self esteem, relationships, memory, attention spans, and decision making skills.