The Conversation: Friday, November 17th, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

Saving the Vaquita Porpoise; Navy Plans Increased Training in Hawaii; Ukulele Music Therapy

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World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal Victim of Controversial Fishing Practices

The organization known as Sea Shepherd has launched a last-ditch effort to save the Vaquita Porpoise.

Intro Music: Driveway to Driveway by Two Dollar Pistols

Outro Music: Soul Rebel (Instrumental) by Bob Marley and The Whalers


The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson transits the Hood Canal as it returns to port in Washington State.
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Navy Reviews Environmental Impact of Sonar, Explosives

The Navy is working on a review of how its use of active sonar and explosives are affecting the marine environment around Hawaii. 

Intro Music: A Great Design by Black Marble

Outro Music: Prayer in C by Lily Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz


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Civil Beat Reality Check

Are monster homes a blight on their communities or simply a way for families to beat the high cost of living in Hawaii?

Outro Music: Kom Terug by Spinvis


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History of Hawaii’s Prepaid Healthcare Act

Long before the federal government got serious about universal health care, Hawaii enjoyed the nation’s highest rate of health insurance coverage.

Intro Music: I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow by Blitzen Trapper

Outro Music: Harvest Moon by Neil Young


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Ukulele Used in Music Therapy

As the ukulele’s popularity soars throughout the world, music therapists are learning that it is an ideal tool for their hospital visits to young kids.

Outro Music: Ukulele and Chill by Cody G