6 Dec 2019

The Panel with Sue Bradford and Chris Finlayson (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 6 December 2019

What food, in any country, REALLY challenged you? How so? An opinion piece on Stuff caught our attention - what right do we have to have moral outrage at other culture's food choices? Ben Groundwater writes that though it's being debated at the moment - our society has decided eating cows, chickens and pigs is ok - even though it may horrify others. So why do we judge what they eat? It's official - Impeachment charges will be filed against the President of the United States. Democrat and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the decision today saying "the facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own political benefit." The measles death toll in Samoa is now at 63, as mobile vaccination units hit the deserted roads, making sure everyone has their shot. But it's not just in Samoa that measles is a problem - the World Health Organisation released shocking figures today about the prevalence of the disease. There were nearly 10 million cases worldwide in 2018 and 142,000 deaths. Earlier this week there were reports all over news sites that the Apostrophe Protection Society - an organisation set up to preserve the correct ise of this currently much abused punctuation mark - has been disbanned. But the overwhelming coverage of its demise has seen a six-fold increase in traffic to the website and he's promised to open the site again in the new year.