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The Conversation: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

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Bluefin Tuna; Local Sea Level Rise; Accessing Medical Cannabis

DLNR Seal Level Impact Report

Sam Lemmo

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources is working on its sea level rise, vulnerability and adaptation report due to the Legislature later this fall. It’s the first such assessment.

Intro Music: Call You Home by Kelvin Jones

Outro Music: Joan of Arc by Ricky Reed

Getting a Medical Cannabis Prescription

Me Fuimaono-Poe

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Medical cannabis has finally become available in Hawaii, and as it does more and more patients are signing up every day for a 329, a Hawaii-registered Medical-Marijuana card.

Intro Music: Drive My Car by Soulive

Outro Music: Privacy (Instrumental) by Quasimoto

Civil Beat Reality Check

Stewart Yerton

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Next week, Hawaii’s state lawmakers will meet for a special session to find a solution to fill the deficit of the ever more expensive rail project. Could the deal they strike mean hotels will get stuck with the tab?

Outro Music: No Growing (exegis) by The Olivia Tremor Control

Should Bluefin Tuna Be an Endangered Species?

Doug Fetterly

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Pacific Bluefin tuna will not be placed on the endangered species list. That decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is based on the estimation of over 1 million and a half bluefin in the wild; a population that environmental NGOs say is dangerously low.

Outro Music: You Da Best by S-Type

Why Are Kona’s Wells Failing?

Kawika Uyehara

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Since January water users in North Kona have been under restrictions, with five of thirteen wells currently out of service.   

Intro Music: Easy Money by Bruce Springsteen

Outro Music: Mission Creep by The New Mastersounds

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