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Dr. Lonnie Smith and other new jazz album releases — The Know

Here’s the best of another stack of new album releases — and I’m pleased to report there is a good deal of life in the business of producing new music, in spite of the pandemic. Old-fashioned live albums still exist — even if many of the venues at which the music was recorded have shuttered […]

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How NZ’s Covid 19 response led to dramatic drop in deaths last year

Covid-19 initially threatened to kill thousands of Kiwis last year – instead, New Zealand’s death rate finished up among its lowest in recent times. A new study has also shown how a marked drop in deaths which came with level 4 restrictions was followed by historically low rates well beyond lockdown. The Medical Research Institute […]