The Conversation: Monday, October 9th, 2017

Oct 9, 2017

‘SlutWalk’ Comes to Honolulu; Disaster Preparedness; City Crackdown on Rentals

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Marches at the 2011 SlutWalk in Edmonton, Alberta.
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Mixed Feelings for Some Over Planned ‘SlutWalk’ March

A march in Honolulu is being planned as part of a national effort to change public attitudes toward rape and rape survivors. But not all advocates are pleased with the Slut Walk’s goals.

Intro Music: It's Simple by Visioneers

Outro Music: Louder by Hospital

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How Prepared is Hawaii for a Natural Disaster?

In the wake of hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico, the Administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency lays out the plan for our far more isolated islands would fare in a similar disaster.

Intro Music: Thinking About It (Let It Go) [KVR Remix] by Natasha Goshen

Outro Music: Hot Fudge by Say Hi

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City Council Takes Aim at Single-Home Subdivisions

Some Honolulu legislators feel that illegal rentals are getting out of hand, with large private homes effectively becoming apartment buildings, complete with all the facilities of a multi-unit dwelling. 

Outro Music: Empress by Morningsiders

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Civil Beat Reality Check

An unanticipated after-effect of the March 2011 tsunami in Japan has brought almost 70 new species to the Hawaiian Islands, complicating the islands’ already complex ecosystem.

Intro Music: Devils by Say Hi

Outro Music: It's Real by Real Estate

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New Leadership at Honolulu Zoo

Linda Santos has her work cut out for her as the newly appointed director of the Honolulu Zoo, which lost its Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation in March of 2016.  

Intro Music: Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second by STRFKR

Outro Music: 5 Years Time by Noah and The Whales