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The Long View; Underwater Photography; Social Security Petition; Waihee Ridge Stewardship

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Wednesday, March 4th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

The Long View: Neal Milner

Neal Milner

On Monday, we looked at the National Science Foundation-funded SENCER project that uses social issues as the conduits for college level science education. Apart from how that program teaches science, science education can often be defined by teachers’ politicized beliefs, and not the science itself. In the case of how some science teachers explain evolution, it’s the competence of the teachers, not their own religious beliefs that makes the difference. Today in our Long View installment,  contributing editor Neal Milner went over the latest research by two Penn State professors who say it all comes down to the science teacher. 

  • Intro Music: Brace Brace by Bonobo
  • Outro Music:  Gridiron by Dadamnphreaknoizphunk


Underwater Photography Workshop: Craig Musburger

Craig Musburger

Craig Musburger is an underwater cameraman who will be the host of a Q&A session on his specialty at the Hawaii Filmmakers Collective. It’s this Sunday at 6 pm at the Collective’s studio, 3167 Waialae Avenue.

  • Intro Music: Water by The Who
  • Outro Music: Night Diving by Thrice



Social Security Petition: Max Richtman

Max Richtman

Conversations about balancing the national budget usually contain plans to slice and dice entitlement programs. You probably remember the contentious debate during the Democratic Primary over Social Security and Medicare... and more recently the attack on the Social Security Disability Fund. Tomorrow, a group that has been making the case to preserve disability benefits will deliver a petition to Congress. Four senators - including Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz - will receive it. The organization promoting the petition is the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. Last year we spoke with its President and CEO, Max Richtman... and he joined the show again from his office in Washington.

  • Intro Music:  Fun to Be Happy by Love Tractor
  • Outro Music:  Lucid Dreaming by Shakatura


Waihee Ridge Stewardship: Chris Brosius

Chris Brosius

Chris Brosius is Program Manager for the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership, which is hosting a Volunteer Stewardship Day on the Waihe'e Ridge Trail on Saturday at 9:00am.

  • Intro Music:  `Ahulili by Martin Pahinui
  • Outro Music: Waikap? by Martin Pahinui
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