The Conversation: Monday, April 10th, 2017

Apr 10, 2017

US-China Summit Analysis; Merrie Monarch and Rapid Ohia Death; Story of Lahaina

Ohia will not be expressly banned at Merrie Monarch but it is expected that many halau will voluntarily forgo its use.
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Post Game Analysis of U.S.-China Summit: Brad Glosserman

Credit Flickr - U.S. Department of Agriculture

Pacific Forum CSIS provides analysis following President Trump’s first summit with Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping.

Intro Music: If The World by Guns ‘N Roses

Outro Music: Hourglass by dojo.

The Story of Lahaina: Jill Engledow

Jill Engledow, left, with fellow author Gill McBarnet.
Credit Jill Engledow

From whaling to sugar to tourism, the history of Lahaina is one of change that closely parallels the history of Hawaii.

Intro Music: Da Feelin by Nightmares on Wax

Outro Music: Sugar Cane by Jeff Beck

Civil Beat Reality Check: Search for New HPD Chief

SHOPO, the state-wide police union, supports hiring internally. But not everyone agrees.
Credit Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

The Honolulu Police Department is looking for a new boss, but questions swirl over where the new Chief should be found.

Outro Music: Make Up II Make Up by Blue Jeans

Rapid Ohia Death and Merrie Monarch: Christy Martin

Members of Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species at the 2016 Merrie Monarch Festival.
Credit Christy Martin

Rapid Ohia Death is still afflicting forests across Hawaii Island, but that ohia is a critical component of the upcoming Merrie Monarch Festival.

Outro Music: Hula by Samuel Isaac

Living History: Mike Smolla

A living history program invites us to delve more deeply into, and get to know, some lesser known figures of Hawaii’s history.

Intro Music: My Love by the bird and the bee

Outro Music: Swingin' by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers