The Conversation: Friday, October 13th, 2017

Oct 13, 2017

Maui Sand Mining; Waimea High Truancy Pilot Program; Evolution of Sponsorship in Surfing

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Maui Sand Mining Measures Protecting Culturally Sensitive Areas

Reports of sand being mined in Central Maui and shipped to O’ahu for use on construction sites have raised concerns from the Maui County Council. Last week it adopted a resolution aimed at curbing the practice and protecting culturally sensitive areas.

Intro Music: Something Here by Day Wave

Outro Music: Sandman by America


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Waimea HS Truancy Pilot Program   

A pilot project on Kauai, the Truancy Court Collaboration pilot project, brings together court officials and educators. As Waimea High Principal said it, truancy is often a gateway to deeper problems.

Intro Music: Catamaran by Allah-Las

Outro Music: Wake Up Skip School by Dubmood


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Civil Beat Reality Check

There are two vacancies on the Commission at a critical time and several people have reportedly turned down the job already.

Intro Music: Wake Up Skip School by Dubmood

Outro Music: Love Is What You Want by Peter Bjorn and John


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Evolution of Sponsorship in Surfing

Quiksilver recently pulled its sponsorship of the prestigious Eddie Aikau memorial big-wave tournament. Today’s surfing world is a kind of balancing act between the “soul-surfing” ideal and the demands of a multi-billion dollar business.   

Intro Music: Miles of Skyline by River Whyless

Outro Music: After The Moment by Craft Spells


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Masters of the Currents

The story of Micronesian immigrants is being told through personal testimony in the Honolulu Theatre for Youth production of Masters of the Currents.  

Intro Music: Watolea by Gurejele

Outro Music: Saltwater by Geowulf