The Conversation: Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Nov 9, 2017

Water Quality Testing Expands to South Maui: Dana Reed; Ida May Pope: Sandra Bonura; Diversity Lottery: John Egan

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Water Quality Testing Expands to South Maui: Dana Reed

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Water quality in Hawaii is everyone’s concern, and a group of environmental scientists on Maui has initiated a volunteer-based water quality testing project called Hui O Ka Wai Ola.

Intro Music: East Side Slack Key by Kawika Kahiapo

Outro Music: Roman by Housse de Racket

Ida May Pope: Sandra Bonura

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Ida May Pope was well known to her contemporaries in late nineteenth-century Hawaii as the first principal of the Kamehameha School for Girls and a close friend of the Monarch. She’s the subject of Sandra Bonura’s, Light in the Queen’s Garden.

Intro Music: Hawaii Calls by Bryan Tolentino, Herb Ohta, Jr.

Outro Music: A Shot in the Dark by Gold Star

Civil Beat Reality Check

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No one can say how much potential tax revenue is lost as illegal vacation rentals flourish in Hawaii, but the Governor’s current effort to negotiate an agreement with AirB&B is drawing fire for its apparent secrecy and stakeholders are asking what’s in the deal.

Outro Music: Brazil by Declan McKenna

Diversity Lottery: John Egan

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President  Trump was quick to turn his response to the Hallowe’en terror attack in New York City into an attack on the so-called “diversity lottery” visa program.  We asked John Egan, immigration attorney, for his perspective

Intro Music: On the Radio by Regina Spektor

Outro Music: High Road (Instrumental ) by Broken Bells

Devised Theatre: Lanaly Cabalo

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“Devised Theater,” or “collaborative Creation,” is a reaction to tradition that is seen as a way to open up a production to incorporate a variety of perspectives. Lanaly Cabalo is St.Andrew's Schools' new drama director; she and her students are putting on a play this weekend called "Connected" that’s the result of collective effort.

Intro Music: Cranial Contest by Superhumanoids

Outro Music: Somewhere to Fall by Cbdb