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The Conversation: Monday, September 12th, 2016


Slave Labor in Fishing; 48th Season of Manoa Valley Theatre; Managing Papahanaumokuakea Hawaiian; Legends for Keiki

Slave Labor in Commercial Fishing: Jay Friedheim

Jay Friedheim

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  A situation brought to light last week in an AP article has many people wondering how in our state there could be foreign fishermen unable to get off the US-flagged boats which employed them - for years. The state of the fishermen is made possible by a complicated set of laws that created a loophole supported by the late Sen Dan Inouye. The men are reported to be paid as little as 70 cents an hour, not allowed to be in possession of their papers and ineligible for immigrant visas, again because of the loophole. Jay Friedheim is a longtime maritime attorney. in 2002, his efforts led to the arrest of a Chinese ship, the Full Means 2, with crew in similar circumstances. We asked Jay Friedheim  to have a look at what’s known about this case and help us navigate our understanding.

Intro Music: This Girl by Kongs & Cookin On 3 Burners

Outro Music: You're Living Like Pigs (Molecule Remix) by Guts

MVT 48th Season, Opener ‘It Shoulda Been You’: Dwight Martin

Dwight Martin

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  In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, but now God knows anything goes. Manoa Valley Theatre is opening its 48th season with a twenty first century Musical underscoring the universal human truth that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Or maybe you could put it this way: Is everybody nuts on their wedding day? MVT’s Executive Director Dwight Martin joins us in studio this morning with the story of a nice Jewish bride and a nice Catholic groom, “It Shoulda Been You”.

Intro Music: Sunday Morning by BORNS and Petite Meller

Outro Music: This Must Be The Place by Kishi Bashi

Managing the Papah?naumoku?kea Monument: Char Miller 

Char Miller

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Hawaiian monk seal on Midway Atoll

  Now that the hoopla over the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is over, how to manage an ocean park about the size of Alaska is just as big a question. It’s the one worries a California professor who studies the history and management of marine sanctuaries, national forests, parks and refuges in California and West. Char Miller is the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College in Claremont CA. His just-published book, Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream (2016), explores some of the ethical, environmental, and economic dilemmas of park management.

Intro Music: DW Theme

Outro Music: Say My Name (feat. Zyra) - Slow Magic remix by ODESZA

Hawaiian Legends for Little Ones: Gabrielle Ahuli‘i Holt

Gabrielle Ahuli‘i Holt

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Gifts left for Pele at Halema'uma'u Crater

  Whether you’re Hawaii born and raised, or have just lived here a while, no doubt you’ve heard many legends of these islands. Some of them are pretty chicken skin, and some are quite delightful, or a combination of both qualities. Children are, of course, always curious, and want to know the legends of this wondrous place. So what is the best way to let our Keiki know about naMo’oleo? Gabrielle Ahuli'i Ferreira Holt has written a wonderful book, Hawaiian Legends for Little Ones.

Intro Music: Can't Keep by Eddie Vedder

Outro Music: Koke'e by Kawika Kahiapo

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