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The Conversation: Friday, July 21st, 2017

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Assessing of the Asia Pivot; Maui Health System; Tsunami Warning Funding

Assessing the Asia Pivot: David Arnold

David Arnold

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Then-President Barrack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In the Obama years, U S foreign policy had been making a pivot toward Asia. With the installation of the Trump Administration, that changed.

Intro Music: Spooky by Dusty Springfield

Outro Music: We Shot The World by The Ponys

Tsunami Warning System Funding Under Threat: Kevin Richards  

Kevin Richards

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Funding from the federal government for the tsunami warning system could be in jeopardy the Trump Administration’s proposed budget is adopted.

Intro Music: Downtown Money Waster by The Black Crowes

Outro Music: TSUNAMI by Slight

Civil Beat Reality Check

Stewart Yerton

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The Marco Polo fire is providing a lesson for all other condominium owners but for the owners of the Marco Polo units damaged by fire and water, that lesson may literally be at their expense.

Outro Music: Crystalized The xx

Early Report from Kaiser Permanente’s Maui Health System Manager: Ray Hahn

Ray Hahn

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Three weeks ago, Kaiser Permanente took over the management of the three community hospitals that comprise the Maui County health system.

Intro Music: Razzle Dazzle Rose by Camera Obscura

Outro Music: Old Soul Song (For The New World Order) by Bright Eyes

Predicting Lava Flow Trajectories from Space: Estelle Bonny

Estelle Bonny

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A lava flow originating from Kilauea on Hawaii Island.

The UH -based Hawaii Institute for Geophysics and Planetology developed a system using infrared satellite data from NASA to help predict lava flows.

Intro Music: Volcano by Karina Rae

Outro Music: Mzungu by Castro

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