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The Conversation: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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Top National Rail Expert Coming to Honolulu, Dr. Vukan Vuchic; Virtual Reality Homelessness Project: Brian Dote

Top National Rail Expert Coming to Honolulu, Dr. Vukan Vuchic

Dr. Vukan Vuchic

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To solve the rail dilemma, could lawmakers be considering Option 2 A? The Salvage the Rail group says street level rail from Middle Street is the answer. International urban transit expert Dr. Vukan Vuchic agrees with them.

Intro Music: Trains and Boats and Planes by Dionne Warwick

Outro Music: Long Way To Go by Railroad Earth

Virtual Reality Homelessness Project: Brian Dote

Brian Dote

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Mid-Pacific Institute is using virtual reality technology to help students understand what homelessness is really like.

Intro Music: Pavane by Pedro Ibanez

Outro Music: Reality by A.R. Rahman, George Doering

Civil Beat Reality Check

Reality Check

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Both sides lobbied heavily...in the end, the aquarium fish collection bill got the Governor’s veto.

Outro Music: Begin (feat. Wales) by Shallou, Wales

Maui Sand Mining: Mayor Alan Arakawa

Mayor Alan Arakawa

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Maui’s mayor wants Maui sand to stay put. He’s negotiated with island companies to stop sending sand elsewhere. Mayor Alan Arakawa joins us.

Outro Music: Raspberry Cane by Youth Lagoon

NOAA Fisheries 6-Month Mission: Erin Oleson

Erin Oleson

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NOAA scientists are on a mission to survey 1.8 million square miles of ocean. We’ll talk with its co-chief scientist, Dr. Erin Oleson.

Intro Music: Seaside by Buda

Outro Music: Ocean Blue by Moniker

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