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The Conversation: Friday, August 25th, 2017

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Special Legislative Session; Thoughts from a Former Governor; Smartphone Apps for Farmers

Special Legislative Session to Fund Rail

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Wayne Yoshioka

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HPR’s Political Reporter Wayne Yoshioka gives an overview of the pending special legislative session to fund Honolulu’s rail transit project.

Intro Music: Whole Life Story by Passion Pit

Outro Music: Hits from the Bong (Instrumental) by Cyprus Hill

Hawaii’s Political Landscape

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Neil Abercrombie
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Former Governor Neil Abercrombie has served in almost every elected office imaginable across Hawaii. He looks across the state to give us the lay of the land.

Intro Music: On The Border by Eagles

Outro Music: We Are Alive by Terravita

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Reality Check
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There are new goals for Hawaii’s shelters for homeless people. Some worry that could mean the loss of funds if the shelters can’t meet them.

Intro Music: We Are Alive by Terravita

App Aims to Help Farmers Improve Efficiency

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Vincent Kimura
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Startup ‘Smart Yields’ aims to give farmers, indoor growers and gardeners real-time information, trends, forecasts, and recommendations using a new mobile app.

Intro Music: Circadian Rhythms (Dusk) by Stop Light Observations

Outro Music: Find Me by Kings of Leon

Scientific Findings from Great American Eclipse

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Shadia Habba

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Few watch a solar eclipse with the intensity of astronomers; each new celestial event offers the opportunity to gather new and valuable data.   

Intro Music: Favorite Waste of Time by Bette Midler

Outro Music: Jolene by Cake

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