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The Conversation: Friday, July 28th, 2017


Youth Homelessness; Tech Innovation; Hawaii Writers in D.C.

Challenges of Addressing Youth Homelessness: Carla Houser

Carla Houser

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Often marginalized and viewed by society as less worthy of help, teens have been left to fend for themselves in malls, beaches and wherever they think they can momentarily be safe.

Intro Music: WYLF by JJ Grey and Mofro

Outro Music: Forever As The Moon by Chris Robinson Brotherhood

National Association of Counties Conference 2017: Riki Hokama

Riki Hokama

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Maui County Councilman Ricky Hokoma recently returned from the National Association of Counties Conference and shares his takeaways.

Intro Music: Mission Creep by The New Mastersounds

Outro Music: Baddest Man Alive by RZA and The Black Keys

Civil Beat Reality Check

Kirstin Downey

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Associated Press

The case of the Hawaii soldier accused of trying to support the Islamic State may not be the only thing on trial. It is also focusing attention on how the military handles mental illness.

Outro Music: Dropkick by Marco Benevento

Fostering Tech Innovation: Kwan Min Lee

Kwan Min Lee

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A conference wrapping up today at the UH Center for Korean Studies may give a glimpse into our technology future.

Intro Music: Capt. D by Big Something

Outro Music: Backwards Down The Number Line by Phish

Bamboo Ridge Writers in Washington D.C.: Christy Passion

Christy Passion

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In Washington today, the Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival is wrapping up a week that marks a new benchmark in the appreciation of the Hawaii immigrant experience for some local writers.

Intro Music: Sun Soaked by Kainalu

Outro Music: Rubin and Cherise by Jerry Garcia Band

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