The Conversation: Monday, November 20th, 2017

Nov 20, 2017

Consequences of Protesting; Wheelchair Access to Beaches; Complete Streets in Honolulu; Fa'alavelave: The Interruption

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Consequences of Public Protesting

In recent weeks a Virginia woman lost her government contracting job for extending her middle finger to a presidential motorcade and a Texas man was threatened with criminal prosecution for an anti-Trump bumper sticker.

Intro Music: Folk Jam by Pavement

Outro Music: Sound of Love by Randy Borden, Country Comfort

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North Shore Beaches Become Wheelchair Friendly

The local non-profit organization AccesSurf has spearheaded an effort to make some beaches on Oahu’s North Shore more accessible for those in wheelchairs.

Intro Music: Egg by The Garden

Outro Music: Sunshine (Instrumental) by Atmosphere

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Civil Beat Reality Check

Disability rights advocates and clients say that the State’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is out of money, but Department of Human Services rejects that notion.

Outro Music: Let's Push Things Forward by The Streets

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Honolulu Continues Expansion of “Complete Streets”

The Bicycle Coordinator for the City in the Department of Transportation Services is responsible for implementing his department’s Complete Streets program in a rapidly changing urban environment.

Outro Music: I Can See Where This Is Going Now by Shake Some Action

Katherine Wong, left, as Mele and Vaganafetalai Mamea as Sefina in Fa'alavelave: The Interruption.
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Fa'alavelave: The Interruption

The latest production at UH’s Kennedy Theater continues the story of a young mixed-race Sāmoan woman and her search, both literal and figurative, for a home.

Intro Music: Tau Laia Sou Sei by Fau`ula

Outro Music: Mamalu O Samoa by Pacific Soul