The Conversation: Friday, December 15th, 2017

Dec 15, 2017

Same-Sex Parental Obligations; Health Disparities in Ethnic Groups; Planned Parenthood Looks Ahead; Ukulele Artist Taimane

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Aliiolani Hale in Honolulu, home of the Hawaii Supreme Court.
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Hawai’i Supreme Court Case Tests Same-Sex Parental Rights

Yesterday the Hawai’i Supreme Court heard a case that brings to the fore some of the key issues surrounding marriage equality.

Intro Music: Wona by Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg

Outro Music: The Beginning After The End by Stars


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Planned Parenthood Plans for 2018

2017 was a challenging year for Planned Parenthood. The reproductive health organization survived a lethal threat from Congressional Republicans and plans to continue fighting in 2018.  

Intro Music: Made for Pleasure by The New Mastersounds

Outro Music: Call You Home by Kelvin Jones , Faul & Wad Ad


An aquaponics pilot project to promote healthy diets at the Waimānalo Learning Center.
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Reducing Health Disparities Among Ethnic Groups

The University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine has been awarded a $23 million federal grant to create the "Ola HAWAI'I" center for research into the disparities among Hawaii’s ethnic populations.

Intro Music: Tower Seven by Thievery Corporation

Outro Music: The Arrival by Atmosphere


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Civil Beat Reality Check

The Hawaii Supreme Court has opened the door for a third trial of Federal Agent Christopher Deedy by the Honolulu City Prosecutor, despite two failed attempts at a conviction.    

Outro Music: You Won't Tear Me Apart by Greg Clifford


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Taimane’s Holiday Fête

Taimane has taken her music beyond displays of her skill on the ukulele to reflect a broader vision, and she recruits artists from other media to help her present it.

Outro Music: Bodysurfing by Taimane