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The Conversation: Friday, August 4th, 2017

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Kula Agricultural Park; Art and Science of Interpretation; Arts at Mark’s Board Changes

Kula Agricultural Park Expansion: Warren Watanabe

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Warren Watanabe

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The Kula Agricultural Park is made up of 445 acres of land--split into 31 farm lots of varying sizes, supporting 26 farmers. Maui County is now considering expanding that Park.

Intro Music: A Neighborhood Stroll by Abe Lagrimas. Jr.

Outro Music: Harvest Moon by Jeff Peterson

Waipahu Community Association: Kula Abiva

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Kula Abiva

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The flavorful town of Waipahu in central O‘ahu has been an outpost of plantation history, less so lately, and it is in the midst of incredible change with the completion of rail in the area and transit oriented development poised to swing in.

Intro Music: PMA by The Ballantynes

Outro Music: Meet Me in the City by North Mississippi All Stars

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Courtney Teague

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The University of Hawaii’s student newspaper has a long history, a proud tradition---and some challenges when it comes to finances. Civil Beat intern reporter Courtney Teague has today’s reality check.

Outro Music: Center of Gravity by Yo La Tengo

UH Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies: Lucia Aranda and James Nolan

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Lucia Aranda and James Nolan

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A U.S. Army Officer speaks to an Afghan school teacher in Hassanzai, Afghanistan through an interpreter.

If you have ever had to communicate in a language other than your own, you know how valuable interpreters can be. It can be a stressful job, but it is also far more than simply translating words.

Outro Music: Spanish Moon by Little Feat, Vince Gill

The Arts at Marks Garage Restructuring: Rich Richardson and Donna Blanchard

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Rich Richardson and Donna Blanchard

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The Arts at Marks Garage has been key in the reclamation and revitalization of Honolulu’s Chinatown. The organization is undergoing some restructuring of its management.

Intro Music: Air by JJ Grey and Mofro

Outro Music: Made For Pleasure by The New Mastersounds

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Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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