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The Conversation: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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Kapolei, The Second City; Ha’iku Stairs; Neuter-Release Strategy

Development In Kapolei and the ‘Second City’: Steve Kelly

Steve Kelly

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Over decades, Kapolei has been touted as Oahu’s Second City. The reality for most of that time has been more of a Honolulu bedroom community.

Intro Music: Plantation Inn by The Mar-Keys

Future of Haiku Stairs: Vernon Ansdell

Vernon Ansdell

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The Haiku Stairson O’ahu’s Windward Coast have been a community headache for decades. One local group wants a sea change in how the stairs are managed.

Intro Music: Heart Attack by Blitzen Trapper

Outro Music: Detroit Madness (Instrumental) by J Dilla

Civil Beat Reality Check

Kirstin Downey

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U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty

Next week, the new US ambassador to Japan is expected to arrive at the Tokyo estate that will soon be his home. Senator Mazie Hirono is not happy about that fact; she was one of 12 Senate Democrats who voted against the confirmation of William Hagerty.

Outro Music: All That Talking by The Cat Empire

Pacific Pet Alliance Response to DOBAR Changes: Ken Cribbs

Ken Cribbs

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We recently talked about the proposed rule changes governing harbors users. A big part of the new rules would be the legal killing of wild and abandoned domestic cats.

Outro Music: Listen to the Lion by Van Morrison

Waimea Community Theatre and Chorus “Pippin”: Abi Hobbs

Abi Hobbs

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If you’re born a prince, your future is all laid out for you -- right?   Not necessarily, as the young protagonist of the Broadway musical “Pippin” figures out early on.

Intro Music: You Got Me by Generationals

Outro Music: Magic To Do (Pippin Overture) by Patina Miller, Players

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