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The Conversation: Friday, May 26th, 2017

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Changes Coming to Education Policy; New Head of Hawaii GOP; Alice in Wonderland Gets a Modern Makeover

Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation: Tammi Chun

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Tammi Chun

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ESSA replaced No Child Left Behind almost 18 months ago. DOE Assistant Superintendent Tammi Chun gives an update on the act’s implementation.

Intro Music: Enola Gay by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Outro Music: Get Away by Yuck

Requiem for the Living: Susan McCreary Duprey

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Susan McCreary Duprey

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Dan Forrest is a young composer who specializes in choral works. His Requiem for the Living has been performed by choirs around the world.

Intro Music: Warning Sign by Talking Heads

Outro Music:  Requiem for the Living Interlude by Dan Forrest

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Natanya Friedheim

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Front Street in Lahaina, Maui is the site of an affordable rental complex that won't be affordable much longer.

It was supposed to last 50 years, but after only 18 a Maui complex for low-income tenants will revert to market rate. All because of a loophole.

Outro Music:  Your Touch by The Black Keys

New Chair of Hawaii Republican Party: Shirlene Ostrov

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Shirlene Ostrov

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The Republican Party of Hawaii elected a new party chair this month. Shirlene Ostrov is a retired Air Force Colonel and Mililani resident who served as an interagency and legislative liaison. 

Intro Music: Thousands Are Sailing by The Pogues

Outro Music:  Westworld by Japancakes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”: Virginia Holte 

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Virginia Holte

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When Lewis Carroll placed his Alice in a Wonderland where nothing made sense, he created a character, and a situation, that could be adapted to any period of history. 

Intro Music: In A World of My Own by Jhene Aiko

Outro Music: Yes I Do (Merry-Go-Round) by The Psychedelic Furs

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