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The Conversation: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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Vaping Rates on the Rise; Complete Streets in Honolulu; Healthy Shark Populations

National Kick Butts Day: Jessica Yamauchi

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Jessica Yamauchi

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Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers have over taken traditional cigarettes as the preferred means of smoking for high school students.

Rates of e-cigarette and vape usage are rising among high school students, but some Hawaii students and advocates are joining a national movement to reverse this trend.

Intro Music: Whole Life Story by Passion Pit

Outro Music: Blue Planet Eyes by The Preatures

Shark Population Study: Eric Conklin

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Eric Conklin

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The Nature Conservancy recently concluded an eight year study of shark populations at Palmyra Atoll with some positive results.

The Nature Conservancy recently completed an eight-year study of shark populations around Palmyra Atoll and the results are surprisingly positive.  

Intro Music: Body by Bassh

Outro Music: New York Groove by Ace Frehley

Civil Beat Reality Check: Attorneys General Show Solidarity

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Kirstin Downey

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Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin.

State Attorneys General from around the country are demonstrating increasing collaboration in opposing policies of the Trump Administration.

Intro Music: Chanel by Frank Ocean

Outro Music: Countdown by The Black Keys

Complete Streets in Honolulu: Mike Packard

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Mike Packard

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Mike Packard leads the City and County of Honolulu's effort to develop "complete streets."

The Executive Director of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission has publicly condemned the recent acts of violence and intimidation against Jewish communities, and he is urging the public to join him.

Outro Music: Living In The Country Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon

Stories from the Border: Richard Montoya

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Richard Montoya

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A Mexican boy killed in Mexico by U.S. Border Patrol agents is the subject of "Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country."

The story of a Mexican boy killed by U.S. Border Patrol agents is coming to Hawaii with the mission of humanizing the plight of migrants and refugees on America’ southern border.

Intro Music: En el muelle de San Blas by Maná

Outro Music: Down in Nogales by Kevin Costner and Modern West

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