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A cutting edge, no BS, power packed weekly web show hosted by social media maven, Ryan Thogmartin, and The Funeral Commander, Jeff Harbeson. Each week Ryan and The Commander will cover: Funeral industry news, Q&As, funeral director spotlight, WTF! segment, and commentary on the industry in a entertaining non-funeralesque form. Want to watch the video version of FNtv, submit a question or become an advertiser? Please visit, Funeralnation.tv
 
Welcome to Research at the National Archives and Beyond. This show will provide individuals interested in genealogy and history an opportunity to listen, learn and take action. I offer a wonderful line up of experts who will share resources, stories and answer your burning genealogy questions. All of my guests share a deep passion and knowledge of genealogy and history. My goal is to reach individuals who are thinking about tracing their family roots; beginners who have already started and o ...
 
CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.
 
Our Cohosts had Covid and now they’re collecting genuine perspectives on the pandemic. From patients to paramedics, from long-haulers to lessons learned, it’s the same virus but very different stories. Hosts Raymond McAnally and Caroline Amos engage through humor and empathy with guests to humanize pandemic issues surrounding Covid-19. The hope is that these stories can help us all make more informed decisions today, and be better prepared in the future. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.
 
Sustainability Defined is the podcast that defines sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosts Scott Breen and Jay Siegel explore a new topic each episode with the help of an expert in the field. Each concept falls into one of seven sectors -- Energy, Cities, Natural Environment, Transportation, Business, Policy, and Social -- and is visually represented in a Sustainability Tree found at www.sustainabilitydefined.com.
 
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast with Mark Rees: Real-life ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends from haunted Wales. Join Mark Rees - "arguably Wales' leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country's history." (Western Mail) and author of book such as Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales and The A-Z of Curious Wales - for a fascinating journey through the weird and wonderful history of Wales and the world. From 'most haunted' Welsh castles to fairy-filled forest ...
 
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Prince Philp, the Duke of Edinburgh, had a strong connection with Australia, particularly through his association with more than 40 charities and organisations including the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for young people. The Awards challenge young Australians to achieve in four areas: voluntary service, skill, physical recreation and adv…
 
Australians are becoming increasingly intolerant in the multiple failings of the Federal Government's vaccine rollout program, including the private provider system's inefficiencies. The Chief Political Correspondent for The Conversation Michelle Grattan joins RN Breakfast to discuss the latest developments in federal politics.…
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has abandoned the government's COVID-19 vaccine rollout target saying he hopes all Australians will get their first shot by the end of the year but that it can't be guaranteed.Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly says phases 1a and 1b of the vaccine rollout will be finished by the middle of the year but many ha…
 
Australia will soon start shipping domestically produced AstraZeneca vaccines to Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste - which are both battling major outbreaks of COVID-19.It comes as the Morrison Government gives up on setting any target for our own vaccine rollout after it advised against giving Astra Zeneca to people aged under 50.…
 
New Zealand will hold a memorial for Prince Philip after his formal funeral in the UK this coming weekend. Flags are being flown at half mast across the country to acknowledge his passing and a 41-gun salute was held in Wellington yesterday in commemoration. Canterbrian Lisbeth Clements, who is a big fan of the Duke of Edinburgh, appreciates the ch…
 
A Bay of Plenty family are having to move out of their home because of a rezoning of land due to risk. In 2005, the Awatarariki fanhead on the coast of Matatā flooded with slurry, rocks and timber following heavy rainfall. No one died, but property was damaged and a managed retreat process began. At the start of this month, a regional council plan …
 
Australia's Reserve Bank ratchets up its concerns about surging house prices warning that record low interest rates could encourage "excessive borrowing". And the ABC's Peter Ryan says Christine Holgate's appearance before a senate inquiry into her removal as Australia Post chief executive will be closely watched event amid claims of bullying insid…
 
After two and a half months of unrest in Myanmar, a military leader has given an unlikely interview to try and defend his comrades' actions against its own people.The Myanmar junta is believed to have killed more than 600 civilians and the military-led media tour of its capital city has produced a story that is not as favourable as they may have ho…
 
A new report out this morning is exposing gaps in New Zealand's risk management. One of the authors - Sir Peter Gluckman - says the role of Government is to keep its citizens, environment and economy safe. Yet, he says, high-risk but predictable and inevitable events are often ignored by politicians and the policy community. Sir Peter spoke to Susi…
 
It was a golden weekend for Super Rugby Aotearoa fans - at least for those who wanted nail biting finishes. Both games were drawn after 80 minutes and went to golden point extra time. The Chiefs toppled the Highlanders via an 86th-minute penalty on Saturday, while the Crusaders upset Hurricanes supporters a day later when David Havili snapped the w…
 
Australia will be able to source 90 per cent of its energy from renewables by the 2040s without risking major economic pain or power shortages. That's according to a new paper from the Grattan Institute, which says getting the last 10 per cent of fossil fuel reliance out of the grid will be a major challenge.…
 
Horticulturists in Central Otago fear fruit may rot on trees if a labour shortage isn't filled soon. The region is suffering from a lack of the usual seasonal workers from the Pacific because of Covid-19 border restrictions. Many locals who filled in for the summer fruit harvest have left for university or jobs elsewhere. Otago-Southland reporter, …
 
A high-powered group of 25 individuals and organisations say its time for the Misuse of Drugs Act to be overhauled. The group has signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for drug use to be treated as a health and social issue. Among the signatories are the Medical Association, Māori health providers, and the Mental Health Foundation - w…
 
Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is mired in confusion and chaos after the government's decision last week to limit the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 50. Pfizer has committed to delivering an additional 20 million doses late in 2021 - on top of the 20 million already committed - but there are other problems emerging, like the …
 
A high powered group of 25 individuals and organisations is calling for a major overhaul of the drug laws. The group - including the Medical Association, Māori health providers, and the Mental Health Foundation - wants drug use to be treated as a health issue. It comes after a poll last month found most New Zealanders support decriminalising cannab…
 
Political leaders and royal families across the world have paid tribute to Prince Philip who died last Friday, two months before his 100th birthday. Buckingham Palace has released details of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral next Saturday which includes a 30-person limit due to COVID-19 restrictions.
 
There are now three cases connected to the most recent border breach despite vaccination efforts. A third worker at the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility in Auckland was confirmed with Covid-19 last night. The Ministry of Health says the new case will be called Case C. Case A is a cleaner who tested positive on 21 March, and Case B is a s…
 
D-day has come for Matatā residents in a red-zoned debris flow risk area, and they are now squatters on their own land. In 2005, the Awatarariki fanhead on the coast of the Eastern Bay of Plenty was engulfed in slurry, rocks and timber in a massive debris flow. No one died but property was damaged. After a drawn-out process, the council deemed the …
 
National's Covid-19 Response spokesperson says granting border workers another two weeks' grace to recieve the vaccination is unacceptable. The Prime Minister has confirmed that workers will have until the end of April to get the jab before being moved from the frontline. Covid-19 vaccines have been available to border workers for more than seven w…
 
Samoa's general election is going down to the wire after preliminary voting results over the weekend resulted in a dead heat. The unofficial count has left both major parties with 25 seats each in the 51-seat parliament - with one independent candidate potentially poised to play the role of kingmaker. Special votes were tallied last night and an of…
 
A special Education Ministry squad investigating potentially dodgy early childhood providers has been on hold since the end of October. The Provider Assessment Group made surprise visits to high-risk early learning services over the course of three years - closing down 17. The ministry says it will restart the group once it has recruited a manager …
 
Funeral preparations are well underway for Prince Philip. The royal funeral will be held at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 17 April. However, Covid-19 restrictions in England mean Prince Philip's funeral will not follow royal tradition. Only 30 people can attend the service and his body will lie at rest in the private chapel, not …
 
A third worker at the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility has tested positive for Covid-19. They are a close contact of the security guard who returned a positive test last week. Both workers are genomically linked to Case A - a cleaner from the facility who tested positive in March. The Ministry of Health says the newest case has been isol…
 
A mariners' organisation is angry its workers haven't been classified as essential workers - meaning they aren't included in the first group of New Zealanders to be vaccinated. Kiwi Seafarers say its staff regularly traverse the border and should be among those at the front of the queue for Covid-19 jabs. Their case was supported last week when an …
 
A high-powered group of 25 individuals and organisations is calling for a major overhaul of the drug laws. The group - including the Medical Association, Maori health providers, and the Mental Health Foundation - wants drug use to be treated as a health issue and says the 1975 Misuse of Drugs Act is fundamentally outdated. It says criminalising all…
 
Close to 200 dolphins and hundreds of fish and eels have washed up on beaches in Ghana West Africa, shocking residents and causing authorities to warn people not to consume them. Ghanaian broadcaster Samuel Kojo Brace says some of the dolphins went missing from a beach in the west of the nation - likely people planning to sell them for meat. About …
 
A Māori doctor says the country's drug laws hurt his people the most. Dr Rawiri McKree Jansen, from the National Hauora Coalition, is a part of group of health, addiction and social justice campaigners who have signed the open letter to the government asking for a health response to drug use. He told reporter Hamish Cardwell that the drug laws need…
 
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