The Conversation: Friday, March 24th, 2017

Mar 24, 2017

Protecting Coral Reefs from Sunscreen; Preventing Trauma; Classical Guitar Meets Slack-Key

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Hawaii International Summit On Trauma Prevention: Dr. Steven Choy

First prize in the Trauma Summit was awarded to Sylvia Lee for this poster.
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The latest in trauma research, assessment methods, interventions, and prevention strategies for those who have been traumatized, abused, and/or victimized is on the four-day agenda at a conference coming next week.

Intro Music: Lying Around by Magic Bullets

Outro Music: I Will Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab For Cutie

Classical guitarist Ian O’Sullivan

Guitarist Ian O'Sullivan's latest album uses melodies to bring to mind feelings inspired by the North Shore.
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Guitarist Ian O’Sullivan brings a unique combination of skills to his music, as an accomplished classical guitarist who was the first guitarist from Hawai‘i to be accepted to Yale University’s School of Music.

Intro Music: Makena by Ian O'Sullivan

Outro Music: Mokule'ia Ian O'Sullivan

Civil Beat Reality Check: Outlook for Tax Changes  

Reducing the regressive nature of the GET, the State's main source of revenue, has been a major concern in this year's session.
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Last week on Town Square we asked how taxes could be made more fair to those who foot the bill, especially to those who earn the least. CivilBeat.org reporter Anita Hofschneider joins us now with another look at that question.

Outro Music: Douss by Yasmine Hamdan

Oxybenzone Ban: Craig A. Downs

Craig Downs heads the environmental lab Haeretacus.
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This legislative session, lawmakers were met by bills to stop the sale or at least to regulate the use of products with oxybenzone. Recent research shows damage from the sunscreen in coastal waters.

Intro Music: Party All The Time by Eddie Murphy

Outro Music: Wise Dread - Instrumental by DJ Drez

Combining Classical Guitar and Slack-Key with Ian O’Sullivan

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In part two of our discussion with Ian O’Sullivan, he demonstrates a song in which he combines the techniques of classical and slack-key guitars.

Intro Music: Born and Raised by Ian O'Sullivan

Outro Music: Dawning by Ian O'Sullivan