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The Conversation: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

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Survival of Solar in Hawaii; New Boat Harbor Rules; Local Journalists in Vietnam War

State Boating Rule Amendments:  Ed Underwood

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Ed Underwood

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He'eia Kea Small Boat Harbor on Oahu.

The state’s Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation under the Department of Land and Natural Resources is offering up a huge package of big rule changes. It will affect how boaters use the state’s harbors.

Intro Music: Roll If Ya Fall by Barefoot Truth

Outro Music: What Am I Becoming? by POP ETC

HECO’s Power Supply Improvement Plan: Marco Mangelsdorf

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Marco Mangelsdorf

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The bottom has largely fallen out of the solar industry in Hawaii. Its uncertain future depends largely on actions of Hawaii’s commercial power utilities.  

Intro Music: Microneseren - Cuica Latino Clash Remix by Bobby Hughes Combination

Outro Music: Down Under (Instrumental) by Men At Work

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Chad Blair

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Over a million people climb Diamond Head every year and many want a little something to prove that fact. Now the illegal vendors selling the “I climbed Diamond Head” certificates may get some competition from the state.

Outro Music: Just Tell Me by Nico Yaran

‘Mental Health’ Collaborative Care: Dr. Jeffrey Akaka

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Jeffrey Akaka

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For the past year, some psychiatrists in Hawaii have been working to mitigate that situation using a model called Collaborative Care. They say it saves money and improves outcomes.

Outro Music: Jazzy by Emapea

“Reporting from Vietnam” Exhibit at U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii: Allison Ramsey

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Allison Ramsey

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Denby Fawcett in Vietnam.

In the spring, the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii opened an exhibit displaying the photography of two well-known Hawaii journalists, Denby Fawcett and Bob Jones, about what was until recently, America’s longest war.

Intro Music: Acoustic Hip-Hop Beats by Deep Hip Hop Rap Beat System

Outro Music: Independence Day by Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau

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