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The Conversation: Monday, April 10th, 2017

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US-China Summit Analysis; Merrie Monarch and Rapid Ohia Death; Story of Lahaina

Post Game Analysis of U.S.-China Summit: Brad Glosserman

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Brad Glosserman

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Pacific Forum CSIS provides analysis following President Trump’s first summit with Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping.

Intro Music: If The World by Guns ‘N Roses

Outro Music: Hourglass by dojo.

The Story of Lahaina: Jill Engledow

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Jill Engledow

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Jill Engledow, left, with fellow author Gill McBarnet.

From whaling to sugar to tourism, the history of Lahaina is one of change that closely parallels the history of Hawaii.

Intro Music: Da Feelin by Nightmares on Wax

Outro Music: Sugar Cane by Jeff Beck

Civil Beat Reality Check: Search for New HPD Chief

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Nick Grube

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SHOPO, the state-wide police union, supports hiring internally. But not everyone agrees.

The Honolulu Police Department is looking for a new boss, but questions swirl over where the new Chief should be found.

Outro Music: Make Up II Make Up by Blue Jeans

Rapid Ohia Death and Merrie Monarch: Christy Martin

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Christy Martin

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Members of Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species at the 2016 Merrie Monarch Festival.

Rapid Ohia Death is still afflicting forests across Hawaii Island, but that ohia is a critical component of the upcoming Merrie Monarch Festival.

Outro Music: Hula by Samuel Isaac

Living History: Mike Smolla

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Mike Smolla

A living history program invites us to delve more deeply into, and get to know, some lesser known figures of Hawaii’s history.

Intro Music: My Love by the bird and the bee

Outro Music: Swingin' by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

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