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The Conversation: Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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Flood Insurance Maps; Life Under Threat from North Korea; Unions in Hawaii   


National Flood Insurance Program in Hawaii

Carol Tyau-Beam

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The State of Hawaii is working to educate the public about flood insurance and hasnew maps and tools available to help residents assess the risk to their property.

Intro Music: Caring Is Creepy by The Shins

Outro Music: Down In the Flood by The Derek Trucks Band

History of Unions in Hawaii

Ku`uwehi Hiraishi

Credit UH Center for Labor Education and Research

Unions have become a powerful presence across the State of Hawaii, but that was not always the case.

Intro Music: Level by The Raconteurs

Outro Music: Beast of Burden (Instrumental) by The Rock Heroes

Civil Beat Reality Check

Chad Blair

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Where will Hawaii’s lawmakers be when the music stops next year?   The dance has already begun when a high-profile officeholder signals their intention to vacate one office to seek another.      

Outro Music: Love is Overtaking Me by Arthur Russell

Geopolitics of Asia

Bill Dorman

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This has been a week of diplomatic frenzy across the Asia Pacific following Sunday’s nuclear test by North Korea, which U.S. officials say was ten times the size of the nuclear explosion at Hiroshima, Japan.  

Outro Music: ASIA by The Recusal

Life Under North Korean Threat

Jefferson Cronin

Credit Good Free Photos
Puntan Dos Amantes, a scenic getaway spot in Guam

Guam has been the target of many a threat from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in recent days. Public Radio Station KPRG in Guam tells us what it's like to live under those threats.  

Outro Music: The World Might Not Live Through The Night - Instrumental Version by Atmosphere

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