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The Conversation: Friday, July 7th, 2017


National Education Association Meeting: HSTA President Corey Rosenlee; Downtown Honolulu show Contact 3017 Nanea Lum

National Education Association Meeting: HSTA President Corey Rosenlee

Corey Rosenlee

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The National Education Association has strong words for charter schools. At its annual meeting in Boston this week, the NEA adopted a new policy statement. We’ll talk about it with HSTA president Corey Rosenlee

Intro Music: The Bathtub by The Lost Bayou Ramblers

Outro Music: Around the World by Kings of Leon

Downtown Honolulu show Contact 3017 Nanea Lum

Nanea Lum

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We’ll get a look at the future from an artist and a scientist… Nanea Lum is one of a dozen artists whose work looks ahead a thousand years in a downtown Honolulu exhibit.

Intro Music: Rollin by Calvin Harris, Future, Khalid

Outro Music: Recover (Cid Rim Remix) by CHVRCHES

Civil Beat Reality Check

Reality Check

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Where the rest of the rail money will come from still doesn’t have an answer. Of the possible ways to bridge the shortfall, taxes in one form or another are the options that got heated debate at a recent Honolulu City Council Meeting.

Outro Music: 11-4 Clave by Rhythm Summit

The Tax Foundation of Hawaii suing Sate Rail Project, Tom Yamachika

Tom Yamachika

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Hawaii’s Supreme Court is hearing the challenge brought by the Tax Foundation of Hawaii over the state’s 10% skim of the rail surcharge. Foundation head, Tom Yamachika joins us.

Intro Music: Cups by Anna Kendrick

Outro Music: Piano cover "Only My Railgun - To Aru Kagaku no Railgun"

Extraterrestrial Life: Dr. Abraham Loeb

Dr. Avi Loeb

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Dr. Abraham Loeb, Chair of the Astronomy Department at Harvard University, says the time has come to send messages into outer space, and pay close attention to what comes back.

Intro Music: Cat Power: Ruin

Outro Music: Viva la Vida by Anderson & Roe

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