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The Conversation: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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Dissonant Politics of ACA Replacement; Pacific Nations Prepare for Natural Disaster; The Operatic Massie Affair

Dissonant Politics of Obamacare Replacement: Neal Milner

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Neal Milner

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National Republican leadership present their alternative to the Affordable Care act, which they have dubbed the American Health Care Act.

At first glance the supports of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare appear to be the biggest losers, but Neal Milner shows us how all is not as it seems.

Intro Music: When U Love Somebody by Fruit Bats

Outro Music: Boiling Water by little hurricane

What Does It Take to Be a Stage Director? Chelsea Campbell

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Chelsea Campbell

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Chelsea Campbell, right, at work.

It takes a combination of skills, and a certain personality, to succeed as a theater director. Chelsea Campbell is a Leeward Community College Theater student who has been selected as a regional finalist in directing for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Intro Music: Synth Driver by American Babies

Outro Music: Wait Up For You by The Belle Game

Civil Beat Reality Check: Illegal Care-homes 

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Patti Epler

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Care home owners say illegal operators are dangerous for families and their legitimate facilities. Will lawmakers be able to do anything about it this session?

Intro Music: Among the Stars by Beau + Luci

Outro Music: When My Time Comes by Dawes

Preparing for Natural Disasters: Karl Kim

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Karl Kim

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The aftermath of a tsunami that hit the Solomon Islands in 2007. PRiMO brings together officials and community members from around the Pacific to plan for such events.

The Pacific Risk Management Ohana (PRiMO) is in Honolulu this week, bringing together experts and leaders from around the Pacific region to share knowledge and strategies for disaster preparation and climate change adaptation.

Outro Music: Gilded Age by Lotus

Massie Affair Opera in Development: Carol Maxym

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Carol Maxym

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The front page of the Albany Evening News, printed in Albany, NY, after the decision of the Massie jury.

The Massey Affair is Hawaii’s equivalent of the Emmet Till case. The tragic case of deception and murder has been set to music and turned into an opera titled ‘The First Lie.’

Intro Music: Funeral from The First Lie

Outro Music: Overture from The First Lie

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