The Conversation: Monday, September 11th, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

Peace and 9/11; Climate Change and Extreme Weather; ‘Orphan Master’s Son’ Author

A view of the National September 11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan.
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Climate Change and Extreme Weather

A satellite image of Hurricane Irma approaching the Caribbean Sea.
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Two catastrophic hurricanes within a week of one another, wildfires in the Western US and 100-degree temperatures in California have many asking about possible connections to climate change.

Outro Music: A'int Nobody - Instrumental Version by Atmosphere

Adam Johnson, Author of ‘Orphan Master’s Son’

Adam Johnson
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There’s a human story behind all the nuclear bluster we hear out of North Korea, but it’s not an easy one to tell. 

Intro Music: You're The Best Thing About Me by U2

Outro Music: Boardwalks - Sonny Alven Remix by Little May

Celebrating Peace on 9/11

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International Peace Day is celebrated every year on September 21st, ten days after 9/11. Local celebrations begin this week.   

Intro Music: Where The Light Shines Through by Switchfoot

Outro Music: Peace Train (Instrumental) by Cat Stevens

Civil Beat Reality Check

Kira Hughes, project manager at Ruth Gates’ lab, checks on the “super corals” they are growing in Kaneohe Bay.
Credit Alana Eagle / Civil Beat

Scientists from around the world are working to reverse the dramatic die-offs of coral reefs, and say their efforts could provide us with clues for our own survival.      

Outro Music: Song and Dance Man by Jason Collett