The Conversation: Friday, March 17th, 2017

Mar 17, 2017

Caught in a Twitter War; Value of a University of Hawaii Education; Music from Daniel Ho

What is the value of a college degree? A new study has the specifics on what prospective University of Hawaii students can expect.
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“Boycott Hawaii” Twitter War: Ryan Ozawa

Ryan Ozawa owns the Twitter handle @hawaii, which has led to some unexpected consequences.
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Ryan Ozawa, Co-host of Hawaii Public Radio’s Bytemarks Café program owns the Twitter handle @hawaii and he found himself in the middle of this week’s “Boycott Hawaii” Twitter war.

Intro Music: Slim Jim and the Seven Eleven Girl by Gaelic Storm

Outro Music: Mai Tai Beach by Little Glass Men

Children’s Book Conference: Kirsten Carlson

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A conference of children’s authors and illustrators is happening in Hawaii next week.

Intro Music: Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You by Whitney

Outro Music: Rumpus Reprise by Karen O and The Kids

Civil Beat Reality Check: Skinny Budget

The United States Institute of Peace, an organization championed by the late Hawaii Sen. Spark Matsunaga, is on Trump’s chopping block.
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Many Members of Congress do not like the Trump Administration’s proposed budget and Hawaii’s Congressional delegation is no exception.

Outro Music: Blossom by Milky Chance

Expected Return on an Education from UH: Jonathan Page

Commencement at UH West Oahu.
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College acceptance season means big financial decisions for students and parents. A new report from UHERO lays out what kind of return you can expect from a University of Hawaii degree.

Outro Music: Santiago by Preservation Jazz Hall Band

Combining Old and New: Daniel Ho

Daniel Ho on stage.
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Daniel Ho is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who is determined to stretch the boundaries of local music, merging traditional and modern sounds in search of a new kind of fusion.  

Intro Music: Faithfully by Daniel Ho

Outro Music: Soaring Dream by Daniel Ho