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Truth & Justice is a true crowdsourced investigation in real time. Host, Bob Ruff, asks listeners to help with investigations as he takes on a new potential wrongful conviction case every season. The subject of Season 10 is the 1996 murder of Houston woman, Catalina Palomino, and the possible wrongful conviction of 15 year old Jennifer Jeffley. Join the investigation!
 
Oriental medicine was not developed in a laboratory. It does not advance through double-blind controlled studies, nor does it respond well to petri dish experimentation. Our medicine did not come from the statistical regression of randomized cohorts, but from the observation and treatment of individuals in their particular environment. It grows out of an embodied sense of understanding how life moves, unfolds, develops and declines. Medicine comes from continuous, thoughtful practice of what ...
 
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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of "The Daughters of Kobani", and Retired General John Allen, who led the global coalition against ISIS, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss President Biden's foreign policy priorities and the the challenges women face against extremists in Syria. Actress Dominique Fishback and Shaka King, director and co-writer of "Jud…
 
After the Prime Minister publicly criticised the sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student for not following the rules, the KFC worker spoke out and said she wasn't told to self-isolate. She wanted an apology from Jacinda Ardern. The woman - known as Case L - went to work on February 22 and her sibling - known as Case J - went to work at Kmart on…
 
Space flight firm Rocket Lab is on the verge of listing on the NASDAQ in a deal that values the New Zealand-US startup at $5.7 billion. The Wall Street Journal reported talks between the company and Vector Acquisitions Corp were nearing completion and could be finalised with 24 hours, and was expected to see Rocket Lab raise another $650 million in…
 
Kiwi dairy farmers could be forgiven for thinking that the decimal point was in the wrong place, when viewing the latest Global Dairy Trade auction results this morning. Prices across the board in last night's auction leapt an incredible 15.0 per cent to an average US$4,231/MT. It's the eighth increase in a row, and the eleventh out the last twelve…
 
A New Plymouth bar says it won't be taking down a photo above the urinal in their men's bathrooms after it received some criticism on social media. The photo depicts some of the female bar staff looking into the urinal while laughing and holding measuring tapes. One male patron wasn't laughing however, and posted to social media that the picture wa…
 
Australia’s chief legal officer Attorney-General Christian Porter has revealed he is the man at the centre of a historical rape allegation involving a 16-year-old girl in Sydney in 1988, an allegation he emphatically denies. After seven days of headlines over the shocking claims, Mr Porter today chose to relinquish his anonymity and categorically d…
 
Chris Hipkins is vehemently defending the Government's stance on the Covid-positive KFC worker and her family. The sister of a Papatoetoe High School student says she wasn't told to isolate - before testing positive. But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern claims she broke the rules, and up to 15 attempts were made to contact the family. In a fiery excha…
 
Texas is lifting its mask mandate, Governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday, making it the largest state to end an order intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that has killed more than 42,000 Texans. The Republican governor has faced sharp criticism from his party over the mandate, which was imposed eight months ago, as well as other Covid-19 …
 
A former Labour and ACT MP wants a Royal Commission into New Zealand's Covid-19 response. Richard Prebble - a six-term Labour and three-term ACT MP - says a Commission could look into such issues as New Zealand's pandemic preparedness. In a piece for the NZ Herald, Prebble highlighted a series of shortcomings that need further examination. "The Gov…
 
I’m kind of loathe to do this, but I’m going to defend Brian and Hannah Tamaki over the pile on they’re being subjected to because they escaped the lockdown in Auckland. I don’t like what they stand for very much - in particular, I object to the way that they and their church take huge tithes from poor communities and then live lavish lifestyles th…
 
Nobel prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss his new book, "Klara and the Sun" that asks what it means to be human. Candace Johnson, President and CEO of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, talks about the possible capabilities of Cuba's biotech field now that the country has developed its own covid vaccine…
 
I reckon there’d be widespread support for principals refusing to enrol violent kids in their schools. This is the suggestion from the Principals’ Federation which has written to schools telling them to refuse to take these kids even if the Education Ministry directs them to. This stoush between principals and the Education Ministry has been brewin…
 
NZ Police are redirecting people to its website or the all of government Covid-19 website after its 105 non-emergency phone line was overwhelmed as people sought clarity over Covid rules - or to report possible breaches. Police shared a message on various NZ Police regional Facebook pages saying the 105 line was experiencing high demand and redirec…
 
Is this the future of agribusiness - banks giving farmers financial incentives to be greener? That's exactly what's happening with a pilot partnership being run by BNZ. It's linked up with dairy investor Southern Pastures, which will receive loan discounts if it hits environmental targets in areas such as water quality or carbon reductions. Dave Ha…
 
Confidence at the beginning of any endeavor, especially at the beginning of a medical practice, a new business, or new career is not possible. You may have some skills, tools and competence in their use. But confidence, that comes later after you’ve had some skin in the game and learned to sort out problems and challenges on your own. In this discu…
 
Zoom's astronomical growth is tapering off along with the pandemic, raising questions about whether the videoconferencing service's immense popularity will fade as more people return to classrooms, offices and other places that have been off limits for the past year. The deceleration emerged in an otherwise impressive quarterly earnings report rele…
 
Business leaders are going to have to be a little more courageous if they want anybody to care about the struggles that they’re having with the government at the moment. Because from what I can see, they’re pulling their punches. This morning, the embargo lifted on the fact that some of our most distinguished and senior members of the business comm…
 
The government is sticking fast on its call that employers should make up the wage shortfall if workers need to stay home and isolate because of Covid. It comes as economists call for the Covid leave scheme to be made more generous, to encourage people to stay home instead of going to work. As it stands, the support scheme payment is well below the…
 
Nepotism, cronyism and gaslighting have contributed to pockets of toxic culture in New Zealand police, a new report into bullying and abuse has found. Despite issuing scathing criticisms and outlining stories of abuse and harassment, the Independent Police Conduct Authority said recent police reforms show promise. Two interviewees said when they we…
 
A gap in the schooling system could be letting troubled kids down. The Education Ministry's slammed the Principals Federation - for urging its members not to enrol violent kids. It disobeys a legal requirement which force school boards to take on direct enrolments from the Government. President Perry Rush says conventional high schools have pathway…
 
There are calls to end the 'finger pointing' at the South Auckland community. The Papatoetoe High community has been under the spotlight the past month, after the initial community cases announced on February 14th spreading to other families, with isolation breaches between two mothers leading to the risk of the infection spreading. It has led to t…
 
The Government is following up on its election promise to conduct an independent review of Pharmac. It will assess how the medical funding body performs against objectives, and whether they should be changed. It will consider the timeliness of decision making, particularly for new medicines -- and the transparency and accessibility of decision-maki…
 
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has raised concerns over the death of the woman who accused a serving Liberal of a historical rape, revealing he has “questions in my own mind” over how she died. Demanding the minister “out himself” in respect for his colleagues and the country, Mr Turnbull said it was untenable for the man to remain in the m…
 
Christine Schraner Burgener, U.N. Special Envoy on Myanmar, discusses the ongoing unrest in the country where defiant protesters returned to the streets again today after security forces killed at least 18 on Sunday, according to the UN. Ben Hubbard, The New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief, talks about the Biden administration's handling of the rele…
 
The Government is defending it's actions around the recent lockdowns. Auckland plunged into Alert Level Three on Sunday morning, after it was revealed a 21 year old man had tested positive and visited a number of locations while infectious. The move follows the three day lockdown a fortnight ago. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson told Heather D…
 
Former President Donald Trump repeated his election lies on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, looking to reclaim his role as the Republican Party's kingmaker in the 2022 midterm elections and positioning himself for a 2024 presidential run. "It is far from being over," Trump said. "We will be victori…
 
The Government's narrative that it's fine for Auckland to go into lockdown twice in a fortnight because other countries are doing tougher is absolute nonsense. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she knows many New Zealanders were upset, frustrated and angry about the Covid rulebreakers which plunged Auckland into lockdown. We will always tell ourse…
 
A South Auckland city councillor says he is getting online abuse from conspiracy-believing churchgoers for supporting the upcoming Covid-19 vaccine rollout. Efeso Collins revealed today he had received a number of angry messages from disgruntled South Aucklanders on social media attacking him for his pro-vaccine stance. He said ongoing conversation…
 
Small business owners are "hanging in there" as Auckland's plunged into another lockdown. Ponsonby bar owner Luke Dallow told Heather du Plessis-Allan they don't get compensation for things like lost fresh produce. "We were ready for a big Sunday and it all just went straight in the bin, we couldn't give it away either because you have to watch out…
 
Phil Goff is calling for Aucklanders to be vaccinated before the rest of the country in the wake of the latest community cases. The Auckland mayor says he supports rolling out the vaccine in South Auckland first. However, he says the rest of the region should then be next in line for the vaccine, before it's rolled out to the rest of the country. G…
 
The Prime Minister cannot dodge responsibility for the fact that Auckland has yoyoed in and out of level three lockdowns in the space of 10 days. She’s very cleverly trying to shift the blame to the rule breakers, and yes, they do deserve some blame, but she should’ve built the system to handle this. There have always been rule breakers. We had the…
 
Bob begins the process of dissecting Jennifer Jeffley's police statements. In this episode we compare the statements of Apartment Manager Pam Wyly and Maintenance Man Keith Truesdale to Jennifer's first written statement. Today's Sponsor: Brooklinen.com - Enter promo code "TJ" for $25 off, with a minimum purchase of $100.…
 
A mammoth return-trip, criss-crossing the Tasman Sea, today for the Royal Australian Air Force. They'll be flying from Sydney to Masterton - and back - to take part in this year's Wings Over Wairarapa. Because of Covid-19, the crew will have to stay in the plane the whole time. That means a round-trip of almost five thousand kilometres. Squadron Le…
 
As the U.S. intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is released finding Mohammed bin Salman responsible for approving the operation, Christiane Amanpour gets an emotional reaction from Hatice Cengiz, Jamal's fiancée, and analysis from Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Democracy for the Arab World Now. Chuck Hagel, fo…
 
New Zealand is a fast-rising star in the latest global rankings of ‘soft power’. In the space of a year, we jumped from rank 22 to 16, off the back of a globally admired Covid strategy. Germany came in number 1, the US dropped five points to number 6, and Australia came in at number 10. Rebecca Smith, the director of New Zealand Story, told Heather…
 
Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March's partner's visa has been given the green tick by Immigration New Zealand. After National MPs raised questions at a parliamentary select committee about whether it had been approved immigration officials double-checked they were right to approve it. Head of Immigration Greg Patchell viewed the file and confirmed the …
 
Migration won't likely return to pre-Covid levels when the borders reopen. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi is telling businesses who've relied on migrant workers in the past to have a re-think. The Government wants to prioritise upskilling New Zealanders. Apples and Pears' Allan Pollard told Heather Du Plessis-Allan he doesn't expect this to impac…
 
Our latest Covid-19 community case worked at KFC Botany when they were potentially infectious. The person's a household contact of our latest three positive cases, and returned to positive test in quarantine. They could've been infectious when they working at the KFC store between 3.30pm on Monday and 12.30am the following day. Customers who used t…
 
Auckland's ageing Harbour Bridge can't take any more strengthening and traffic will need to be restricted in order to maintain its "structural integrity". Waka Kotahi says the bridge has previously been strengthened several times but it is not possible to do it again due to the weight of the steel that would need to be added. Instead, "active traff…
 
Looks like we finally have confirmation that even when the borders are open again, migrants will not be coming back here to work like they used to. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi has pretty much told employers struggling without offshore owners while our borders are closed that this is not temporary, this will go on. I’m sure there will be plenty…
 
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez tells Christiane Amanpour about the immigration bill she introduced and why now is the time to pass this reform. Andrea Martinez, immigration attorney, discusses the human impact immigration policy has and her work to reunite families separated under Trump's zero tolerance policy. Actress Jodie Foster and lawyer Nancy Ho…
 
Simon Bridges has continued to dominate headlines this week. Earlier this week, the National MP hit headlines for calling Police Commissioner Andrew Coster 'woke'. They faced each other in today's Justice Select Committee's annual review of New Zealand Police. Bridges read an email he'd received from one officer, which says they feel frustrated at …
 
A2 Milk's share price dropped sharply after the company reported a drop in first half earnings. By late morning, the stock was down $1.97 or 17.7 per cent at $9.16. The company earlier said its net profit dropped by 35 per cent to $120m in the first half due to Covid-19 disruption in the unofficial daigou trade into China, and the flow-on impact of…
 
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says "the Reserve Bank is now required to consider housing" when making monetary and financial policy decisions. Changes have been made to the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee's remit requiring it to take into account government policy relating to more sustainable house prices, while working towards its objectives. …
 
Air New Zealand has revealed a $72 million net loss for the six months to December 31 as it remains pinned down by travel restrictions in response to Covid-19. The result follows a $454m loss for the 2019 financial year, which included a $338m write-down to the value of its long-haul fleet, and a $101m profit for the same six-month period a year ag…
 
A court in China has ordered a man to pay thousands of dollars in compensation to his former wife for housework she shouldered during their five-year marriage, in a landmark divorce ruling that has sparked discussion in the country over the value of unpaid domestic duties. Wang, a homemaker, demanded restitution equivalent to US$24,700 from her hus…
 
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