Revolving Door Syndrome is a podcast by Dr Nina Su. Each episode we kōrero about our health, education and justice systems and reflect on the challenges everyda... More
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21. Buttabean Brotherhood: Rob Campbell and Dave Letele's Fight for Better Health
On this episode we kōrero with Rob Campbell and Dave Letele, an unlikely pairing of best mates. It all began when Dave encouraged Rob to put aside the wine and sausage rolls and join him in the gym. Now bound by the Brown Buttabean creed, Rob and Dave share a joint mission and vision for a more community driven approach to health. Making no secret of his discontent with the health reforms, Rob indulges us with the stories of political turmoil behind closed doors that ultimately lead to his sacking. While Dave provides an insight into his grassroots organisation and the vital work being lead by community groups and LinkedIn conversations.
20. The Alchemy of the first 1000 Days
On this episode we kōrero with Dr Carmen Basu, the founder of Milk and Honey Paediatrics. As a paediatrician who grew disillusioned with her ability to innovate within the public health system, Carmen has pioneered a fresh approach to the first 1000 days of life. Drawing upon research from Scandinavia, which vividly portrays the lasting advantages of early investments, Carmen raises a thought-provoking question: Why aren't we implementing this approach in Aotearoa?
19. The School of Second Chances
On this episode we kōrero with Cherie Jaeger, a mother, teacher and principal of Marist Alternative Education school in Auckland. For students that have fallen out of mainstream education, Cherie's school offers a unique lifeline of hope for disenfranchised youth. Cherie breaks down the challenges she sees in her day to day and provides some heartbreaking stories that illustrate how hard it is to break the cycle.
18. Ambulances, cliffs and cognitive checklists
On this episode we kōrero with Dr Nic Szecket, an internal medicine consultant, about the inevitable nature of mistakes in medicine, why they occur and how we can reduce the chances of them reoccurring. Having trained and worked before in the Canadian health system, Dr Szecket provides some perspective when reflecting on our own system in Aotearoa.
17. The High Cost of Addiction: A Survivor's Story of Reform and Recovery
On this episode we kōrero with Tommy Doran, a recovered meth addict and advocate for justice system reform with the NGO, JustSpeak. As somebody who has experienced the Revolving Door, Tommy offers great insight into the injustice of our prison systems; where recidivism is extremely high and rehabilitation rates, low. Tommy's story provides a window of hope to those still stuck in the cycle and provides valuable lessons we can learn from to enable to recovery of more people.
Revolving Door Syndrome is a podcast by Dr Nina Su. Each episode we kōrero about our health, education and justice systems and reflect on the challenges everyday New Zealanders face. Some systems and policies feel like revolving doors going round in circles without achieving meaningful change. We bring you engaging dialogue from people of different backgrounds in the hopes to find realistic solutions to systemic problems.