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The Conversation: Thursday, December 31st 2015

Ebola; Nordic Walk Kaua’i; January Food Justice Summit

Ebola: Kevin Olival

Kevin Olival

This week came news that Guinea is ebola-free. The outbreak of the disease in West Africa that spanned the last two years may be over for now, but what about the next time? And what about other diseases that can jump from animals to humans? Both of those questions concern Kevin Olival. He’s the Associate Vice President for Research for the New York-based nonprofit, EcoHealth Alliance.

  • Intro Music: What Are You Doing New Year's Eve by The Orioles
  • Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon de Mello

Nordic Walk Kaua’i: Esti Grinpas

Esti Grinpas

Walking is great lifelong exercise, but sometimes people get discouraged by joint pain, especially as they get older, and maybe don’t walk as much or as far as they should.  For them, Nordic Walking can be an ideal solution. Esti Grinpas teaches a free class for seniors in Lihue, Kaua’i, and we talked with her about its benefits.

  • Intro Music: Lalibela by Caribou
  • Outro Music: New Year's Day by Pentatonix

January Food Justice Summit: Gary Hooser

Gary Hooser

Tonight may find you enjoying a quiet New Year’s dinner or maybe a blowout party. Food and drink will be in the mix but probably not a lot of thought about what’s in the food or where it was grown. That’s very much on the mind of president of the Hawai'i Alliance for Progressive Action, Gary Hooser, and will be the subjects of a four island speaking tour culminating in a two day gathering at the Capitol before and during opening day. Gary Hooser is joined the show with a preview.

  • Intro Music:  Morning Star by Makana
  • Outro Music: Smoke Signals by Emancipator
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