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Moulin Rouge! dominates Tony Award wins
Moulin Rouge! the musical has hit the high notes at the Tony Awards, celebrating the best in Broadway theatre.
The adaption of Baz Luhrmann's hyperactive 2001 film swept the stage, claiming 10 wins from its 14 nominations, including best musical.
Australian producer Carmen Pavlovic paid tribute to her industry in her acceptance speech.
This season's nominations saw only a fraction of the usual nominees, with Broadway just starting to open up amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Washington Post theatre critic Peter Marks spoke to Corin Dann.
Honey could help battle button battery injuries
The humble pantry staple, honey, could be given to children who've swallowed button batteries, to help prevent them from suffering serious injury.
Canadian experts have found ten miligrams of honey, every ten minutes, could limit the tissue damage caused by the battery.
Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children staff physician in emergency medicine Dr Amy Zipursky spoke to Susie Ferguson.
Debt collectors under fire for tactics
Debt collectors are under fire for bombarding people who owe money, with phone calls, texts, emails and in-person visits., A new report from FinCap which represents budgeting services has found the behaviour verges on harrassment. It's calling for changes to consumer laws to counter unfair debt collection practices in Aotearoa. Intercoll general manager Mark Francis says his debt recovery business is trying to do things differently. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.
Crime victims struggling to access court documents
Victims of crime and their families say they're struggling to access court documents just to get information about their cases. They say the justice system is difficult to understand, and hard to navigate. Naomi Arnold reports.
R Kelly found guilty of leading sex recruitment scheme
The American singer R. Kelly, has been found guilty of being the ringleader of a decades-long scheme to recruit women and underage girls for sex. Prosecuters accused him of exploiting his fame to sexually prey on women and girls. The verdict was handed down by the jury in New York within the past half hour. New York correspondent William Denselow spoke to Susie Ferguson.
Covid-19: Events sector waiting for news on vaccine passports
Organisers of one the biggest summer festivals won't hold the event unless it can operate under level one rules. Rhythm and Vines near Gisborne is currently set to take place across the last three days of 2021. And while Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she expects a normal summer of events, Rhythm and Vine Co-founder Hamish Pinkham says a final decision on his festival is yet to be made. Pinkham says he is watching closely to see if vaccine passports will be needed for people to attend the festival. Events consultant Andrew Tuck is also watching closely. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.
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Why not one longer episode?
Why are there so many 4 minute episodes instead of one longer one? It makes it really hard to download and listen to.