The Conversation: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Dec 22, 2017

Hotel Panic Buttons; A.I. and Science Fiction; 2017 Environmental Report

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Do Hawaii’s Hotel Workers Need Panic Buttons?

Hotel workers tell us sexual harassment happens in Waikiki, though we don’t often hear much about it. Some hotels have been sued over it.

Intro Music: Get This Right by Lilly Hiat

Outro Music: Heha Waipi'o by The Sunday Manoa


Artificial Intelligence H.A.L. 9000 is a the antagonist in Arthur C. Clarke's novel 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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2001: A Space Odyssey and the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, based on an Arthur C. Clarke short story, was the most prophetic film of its day, showing a world dominated by artificial intelligence that looks a lot like the one we’re entering into today.

Intro Music: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by The Intermezzo Orchestra

Outro Music: Blue Danube Waltz by The Vienna Opera Orchestra


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2nd Annual State of the Environment Report

The Environmental Funders Group has released its 2nd annual report on Hawaii’s Environment. The conclusion: change is here.

Intro Music: Linus and Lucy by Vince Guaraldi Trio

Outro Music: Far Out Feeling by Susto

2017 He Lono Moku Report by HPR News on Scribd

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Civil Beat Reality Check

A shakeup at the Honolulu Police Department results in the head of the police officer’s union being reassigned to an overnight patrol shift.

Outro Music: Sunflowers by The Deli


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Christmas Music on the Harp

St. Andrews’ Priory sophomore Marcy Tokunaga, plays the pedal harp, a 90-pound instrument. She toted into our studio for a concert.

Outro Music: Skating by Vince Guaraldi Trio