The Conversation: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Apr 12, 2017

Redefining Manufacturing; Navy Sexual Assault Prevention; From Refugee to Jazz Fame

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President and CEO of National Association of Manufacturers on Redefining Manufacturing: Jay Timmons

Jay Timmons, in black, touring an auto plant.
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Changing the way American students think of manufacturing is crucial to helping it survive within the United States.

Intro Music: The Final Comedown by Grant Green

Outro Music: Cover Your Tracks by Young Galaxy

Thumbelina On Stage: Eric Johnson

Credit Hawaii Theatre for Youth

Hawaii Theatre for Youth has turned the story of Thumbelina into a real-time, live-action storybook.

Intro Music: Cet air-La by April March

Outro Music: Thumbelina by Raffi

Civil Beat Reality Check: Judicial Pensions

Rep. Andria Tupola, speaking on the House floor Tuesday, tried unsuccessfully to kill a bill that scales back the pensions of judges.
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An effort is underway to lower the rate of pensions awarded to state judges, but no other employees.

Intro Music: Mixtape 2003 by The Academic

Outro Music: Turning Into Stone by Phantogram

Using Stage Performance to Reduce Sexual Assault: Jill Loftus

Performers with Pure Praxis incorporate audience members into each performance as a means of educating them on a particular issue.
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The U.S. Navy is changing the way it educates sailors and marines on sexual assault and harassment, using a novel new approach.

Outro Music: Intro by The xx

From Refugee to Jazz Fame: Anna Danes

Anna Danes (L) in the studio.
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Anna Danes’ family fled communist-dominated Poland. She had made her way to America and became a lawyer when she identified an unexpected talent.

Intro Music: Mr. OMG by Anna Danes

Outro Music: I Want to Be Around by Anna Danes