21 Jun 2018

The Panel with Niki Bezzant and Mark Inglis (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 21 June 2018

Paul Simon has announced he will hold his farewell concert in Queens, where he grew up. The singer revealed in February the tours this year would be his last. We ask the panelists whose music they fell in love with when they were growing up and whether they continue to follow them as they age. What the Panelists Niki Bezzant and Mark Inglis want to talk about. More updates from the World Cup with RNZ's Football reporter Emile Donovan. Today Pepe's embarrassing dive, police looking into reports of English fans giving Nazi salutes, and helpful Japanese fans picking up rubbish at the stadium after their national team won against Columbia. The plastic plague continues. Scientists are warning something must be doen i the wake of China refusing the world's recycling. Plastic is piling up aroudn the world and new solutions are needed. Meanwhile people are recycling too much rubbish, runing the industry. Back here, Dunedin City Council is once again conductign bin checks to make sure residents are recycling properly. Each bin will be tagged as it is inpected, ranging from 'Wow!' to 'Yuck!' depending on how well the bin stacks up. Those that receive a red tag won't have their bin emptied until they shape up. US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order promising to end the separation of families at the border, after an outpouring of public outrage. Mr Trump reversed his own policy of "zero tolerance" amid international fury over the separation of undocumented parents and children. A New York post writer though has posed his point of view, saying America must control its borders - but he says nothing can be heard when we're seeing pictures of crying babies. We ask the panelists what they think of this opinion. More than 450 patients at a UK hospital died after being powerful painkillers inappropriately. A new report has found Gosport War Memorial Hospital had an institutionalised practice of shortening lives. Up to 200 more patients might have died as a result of medical staff the independent panel said. Police ahve been asked to reinvestigate. The panelists discuss whether stories like this make them reconsider the idea of medically-assisted suicide.

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