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The Conversation: Monday, June 12th, 2017

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Coastal Care
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Travel Ban Ruling Upheld; Teacher Solicitation; Beach Erosion

Beach Erosion in Hawaii: Chip Fletcher

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Chip Fletcher

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Erosion continues to shrink once vast beaches, including at Hawaii’s most famous beach, Waikiki.

Intro Music: In the Night by Charley Crockett

Outro Music: Give It A Rest (feat. Jon Spencer ) by The Phenomenal Handclap Band

Hokulea Homecoming: Jenna Ishii

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Jenna Ishii

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Oiwi TV/Polynesian Voyaging Society

Apprentice navigator Jenna Ishii has sailed many legs of the Hokulea’s voyages to locations such as the Galapagos, Australia, Nova Scotia to New York, and more.  

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Jenna Ishii

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Jenna Ishii - extended interview

Intro Music: Going to California by Pressing Strings

Outro Music:  Star Of Gladness (Hokule'a Hula)

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Chad Blair

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Civil Beat

One Hawaii high school is trying an experiment to improve student performance by letting the kids sleep in.

Outro Music:  It'll Be Better by Francis and the Lights

Teachers Solicited with Anti-Climate Change Materials: Suzanne Mulcahy  

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Suzanne Mulcahy

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Science teachers across Hawaii have been receiving materials questioning the scientific validity of climate change from the private Heartland Institute.

Outro Music: Only The Wild Ones by Dispatch

Travel Ban Injunction Upheld: Douglas Chin

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Douglas Chin

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This morning, the ninth circuit court of appeals largely upheld the lower Court's ruling in March blocking the executive travel ban shortly before it was to go into effect.

Intro Music: Blossom by Milky Chance

Outro Music:  Manyana by Freshlyground

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Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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