Offshore - Season 2 - "The Sacred Mountain"
HPR-1, Saturdays, 4 - 5pm, September 2 – 16, 2017
encore broadcast: Thursdays, 7 - 8pm, September 21 - October 5, 2017
In its second season, Honolulu Civil Beat's podcast series “Offshore” explores the clash between science and culture using the ongoing debate over whether a new telescope should be allowed on Mauna Kea on Hawaiʻi island. The series is edited to three hour-long episodes for radio broadcast, exclusively on Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
“The Sacred Mountain” takes listeners to the summit of Mauna Kea to explore why this mountain is so special to many people. Subsequent episodes visit other places where the same debate over science and culture, land use versus preservation, is playing out — to North Dakota where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is trying to protect its land from an oil pipeline and to Arizona where the San Carlos Apaches have already been dealing with telescopes atop their mountain and now are trying to stop a mining company from operating on sacred lands.
The question this season: Can these special places support a culture that goes back centuries and allow for science and technology to move forward?