The Conversation: Monday, August 6th, 2018

Aug 6, 2018

Copyright Controversy, Hiroshima Peace Ceremony, Plastics & Greenhouse Gases, Portfolio Project

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Protests Planned Over Aloha Poke Copyright

Protests are being planned in the Windy City over a poke company’s enforcement of a copyright. Aloha Poke is a Chicago-based poke restaurant that has been sending out cease-and-desist letters to other purveyors of Hawaii’s signature dish.

Outro Music: Skunk Walk by Michna

A view of the Hiroshima Peace Park. In the background is the A-Bomb Dome, one of the few structures near the bomb's hypocenter to survive.
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Peace Ceremony Commemorates Dropping of Atomic Bomb

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the first use of a nuclear weapon in war. In 1945, the “Little Boy” bomb was dropped detonated over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing thousands and leveling the city. A group of Hawaii students is in Japan this week for a peace ceremony and to remember the horror of that bomb.

Intro Music: Darling by Real Estate

Outro Music: A Moment in the Sun Interlude by Common

Ricardo Custudio teaches a UH West Oahu course to Waipahu High students as part of the summer Early College program. Nearly one in six Waipahu students took at least one Early College course last school year.
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Civil Beat Reality Check

Today many students are returning to the classroom for the new school year. In local high schools, many students are taking college-level classes and earning credits before they graduate.

Outro music: A Summer Song by Conner Youngblood


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Degrading Plastics Worsen Carbon Impact

It started with an accident in a laboratory more than four years ago. But the findings looked intriguing, and a new researcher at the University of Hawaii was compelled to explore the relationship between plastics and greenhouse gases. The findings were published recently and the study’s author explains the impacts.

Outro Music: Who Built the Moon by Shinyribs

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FHiSAM Portfolio Exhibition 2018

A new exhibit opened near the Hawaii State Art Museum this weekend called Portfolio 2018.  The exhibit was organized by Friends of Hawaii State Art Museum (FHiSAM) and is on view at the Artizen by MW Cafe Gallery and HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI by Art+Flea on the ground floor. We sat down with Curator Michael Rooks who put together this special show.

Intro Music: Free by Donavan Frankenreiter

Outro Music: Maria Tambien by Khruangbin