The Conversation: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Sep 27, 2017

Citizen Journalism in Raqqa; Regulating the Hana Highway; Thoughts on Poetry

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City of Ghosts Highlights Citizen Journalists in Raqqa

Since 2011, non-professional, “citizen journalists” have been risking their lives to document the horror of life in Syria under ISIS. City of Ghosts highlights the work of such citizen journalists in Raqqa.

Outro Music: The Merchant of Cairo by Middle Eastern Musicians Conglomerate

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Regulating Traffic Congestion on the Road to Hana

Some residents Hana are calling for regulation to more smoothly manage the flow of residential and visitor traffic through the narrow and winding Hana Highway.

Outro Music: Endless Highway by Bob Dylan

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Civil Beat Reality Check

Pongamia is a little-known crop with a lot of potential as a bio-fuel. It is being cultivated on 50 acres of former sugar cane land on O’ahu’s North Shore.

Outro Music: Mysterious Ways - Perfecto Mix by U2

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Poet Edward Hirsch

The occasion of renowned poet W.S. Merwin’s 90th birthday has brought another much-honored poet, Edward Hirsch, to Hawaii.