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The Conversation: Monday, June 5th, 2017


2017 Hurricane Season; Public Beach Access Controversy; Red Hill Fuel Tanks

Preview of 2017 Pacific Hurricane Season: John Bravender

John Bravender

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2017 is predicted to be an average hurricane season in the Pacific. But what does that mean and how are those predictions generated?

Intro Music: Cadillac Ranch by Bruce Springsteen

Outro Music: Rock You Like a Hurricane by Scorpions

Old Law Could Lead to New Development in Red Hill Fuel Tank Saga: Marti Townsend

Marti Townsend

Credit Hawaii Public Radio

A state law from the 1990’s could hold the key to finally resolving the long-term troubles at the Red Hill fuel storage facility.

Intro Music: Water Under the Bridge by Adele

Outro Music:  Katachi by Shugo Tokumaru

Civil Beat Reality Check

Kirsten Downey

Credit Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

A new poll from Civil Beat shows that Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s approval rating here in Hawaii has declined from last year.

Outro Music:  Diggy by Spencer Ludwig

Public Beach Access Concerns in Hawaii Kai: Natalie Iwasa

Natalie Iwasa

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A dispute over ownership of a beach access lane in the Honolulu neighborhood of Portlock has led to concerns over ensuring continued accessibility to beaches.

Outro Music: Beach in Hawaii by Ziggy Marley

Tree of Life: Manjari Nirula and Eric Ong

Manjari Nirula and Eric Ong

Credit East West Center

Manjari Nirula and Edric Ong are co-curators of the current Tree of Life exhibit at the East West Center Gallery in Honolulu.

Intro Music: Det Diet Dapung

Outro Music:  Lan-E Tuyang

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Noe Tanigawa covered art, culture and ideas for two decades at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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