The Conversation: Monday, November 5th, 2018

Nov 5, 2018

Brian Schatz on Midterms; Hotel Strike Update; Lava Recovery; Rapa Nui Exhibit

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Senator Brian Schatz at the "March to Save Our Care" rally at the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2017.
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Brian Schatz on Midterm Elections

The 2018 general election is only a day away. Political campaigns have been in high gear going into the home stretch. Senator Brian Schatz stopped by our studios earlier to talk about what’s to come.

Intro Music: Topanga by Trippie Redd

Outro Music: Only in the West by Yeek


Lava fountains and channelized flow erupting from the fissure 8 on Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone. Kīlauea ranked as the U.S. volcano with the highest threat score. The eruptive activity in 2018 and the destruction of residential subdivisions on its flanks are clear examples of why Kīlauea is a very high threat volcano.

Lava Recovery Continues on Hawaii Island

Itʻs been six months since lava erupted in the residential community of Leilani Estates on the Big Island. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi returned to Puna to check-in on recovery efforts.

Intro Music: Hypercube by Orchestra of Spheres

Outro Music: Cucurrucucu Paloma by Flor De Toloache


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Civil Beat Reality Check: Cricket Adaptation

On Molokai a scientist has observed a real-time example of biological adaptation in crickets. Civil Beat’s Brittany Lyte has the story.

Outro Music: Taro by Alt-J


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Hotel Worker Strike Update

Today marks four weeks since thousands of Hawaii hotel workers walked off the job over a labor dispute against Marriott hotels that is locked with other contract talks in other cities. Negotiators from two sides met this weekend in hopes of working to reach agreement on a new contract.

Outro Music: CR-V bu Cuco


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Rapa Nui Exhibit at Bishop Museum

This past weekend, a new exhibit opened at The Bishop Museum. Rapa Nui: The Untold Story of Easter Island tells the story of the island that is home to one of humanity’s great mysteries. Some know the place as Easter Island home to giant stone statues known as Moai

Intro Music: Aku Raukura by Patea Maori Club

Outro Music: Here Ma'oji by Matato'a