The Conversation: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Mar 21, 2017

Funding Conservation with Development; UH Administrator Cited in Travel ban Ruling; Eco-Art

A selection from Laurie Sumiye's "Thirty-Six Views of Mauna Kea."
Credit Laurie Sumiye

DLNR Program Funds Conservation with Development: Russell Tsuji

Pulehunui, pictured, is a plot of former sugar land in central Maui. The State Department of Land and Natural Resources has proposed developing it to fund other conservation efforts.
Credit Commercial Properties of Maui

The DLNR is proposing to develop an old plot of Maui sugar land to raise money for other conservation efforts. This is not a new approach and in fact has been used by the agency across Hawaii.

Intro Music: The Garden [Part III] by Tea Leaf Green

Outro Music: T-Shirt Weather by Circa Waves

Attracting New Generation of Theatergoers: Shari Lynn

Credit Manoa Valley Theatre

Shari Lynn and the Manoa Valley Theatre have put together a ‘musical cavalcade’ called Shari and the Boys on Broadway.

Intro Music: Lake Superior by The Arcs

Outro Music: Slow Foxes by Cbdb

Civil Beat Reality Check: Private Rail Financing

A section of the HART guide-way near Aiea.
Credit Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Can funding from a private contractor get Honolulu’s rail project back on track?

Outro Music: Bob Marley by Grizfolk

UH Official Cited in Ruling Halting Travel and Immigration Order: Risa Dickson

Risa Dickson, the UH Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy, was cited by Judge Derrick Watson seven times in his decision on the Trump Administration Executive Order.
Credit University of Hawaii

The Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy prepared some data for Judge Derrick Watson while he was hearing arguments for and against the President’s Executive Order restricting travel and immigration to the US. Her report was cited seven times in the final decision.

Outro Music: Ragged Wood by Fleet Foxes

An Artist Who Acts Like a Scientist: Laurie Sumiye

A selection from Laurie Sumiye's "Thirty-Six Views of Mauna Kea."
Credit Laurie Sumiye

Laurie Sumiye styles herself as an ‘eco-artist’ and finds inspiration in ways that might seem more at home in the scientific community.   

Intro Music: Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You by The Black Crowes

Outro Music: Jimmie's Song by Emanuel and the Fear

Early Childhood Legislation: Deborah Zysman

Deborah Zysman is the Executive Director of the Hawaii Children's Action Network.
Credit Deborah Zysman

Seventeen community organizations are planning a rally to remind lawmakers to support early childhood legislation and other bills strengthening the safety and welfare of the Hawaii’s youngest residents.

Outro Music: In A Big Country by m.o.e.