The Conversation: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Dec 13, 2017

Waikiki Natatorium; Release of Intergalactic Map; The Captured Economy; Hawaii Non-Profits

The Antila Galaxy Cluster, located within our own Laniakea Supercluster.
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Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium.
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Mayor Mulls Plans for the Waikiki Natatorium

Today the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium exists as a crumbling relic, a civic embarrassment that has endured in its dilapidated state for a half century.

Intro Music: Dive by Tycho

Outro Music: Lyle Smiles by Jim Beloff, Hal Blaine


Taxi drivers in Portland, OR protest different regulatory rules for ridesharing and cabs.
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Who Benefits Most From Regulation?

There is a relationship between income inequality and economic growth, but it’s not the one you think. A new book explores the connections between inequality, growth, and regulation.

Intro Music: Swagger by Mocean Worker

Outro Music: 80's Life by the Good, The Bad, and The Queen


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Local Supercluster Orbits Mapped

Our home galaxy of the Milky Way resides in a “supercluster” of more than 100,000 other galaxies. The orbits of those galaxies have been mapped for the first time.

Outro Music: Tape Machine by STRFKR


Longtime lobbyist John Radcliffe was a high-profile advocate for aid-in-dying legislation during the 2017 session — to no avail.
Credit Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Reality Check

A Civil Beat survey shows overwhelming support for medical aid in dying, or “death with dignity,” among Hawaii residents polled.

Outro Music: It's Not Christmas 'Til You Come Home by Norah Jones


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Partners In Development Year End Review

This is a time of year when non-profits review their mission, their budget, and their impact on the community as part of a year-end assessment.

Intro Music: A Happy Place - Product.01 by Katie Melua

Outro Music: Let There Be Horns by RJD2