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The Conversation: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017


Global Food Production; Sustainable Tourism; Big Wave Surfing for Women

Monsanto’s Head of Global Research and Development

John Purcell

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Dr. John Purcell

The task of feeding a hungry planet, despite the fact that it’s a universal concern, has become a polarizing issue, with industrial agriculture on one side and small organic farmer on the other.

Intro Music: The Slow Drag Under by Benjamin Booker

Outro Music: Motion Sickness by Hot Chip

Iceland as a Model for Sustainable Tourism   

Olof Yrr Atladottir

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A volcanic island popular with tourists on the other side of the world is pioneering a sustainable growth model for its booming tourism industry.  

Intro Music: Strike the Root by Thievery Corporation, Notch

Outro Music: Scrambler by The Sandals

Civil Beat Reality Check

Stewart Yerton

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What is behind the widely varying cost estimates for completing Honolulu’s rail transit project?

Outro Music: Certainty by Temples

Teaching Financial Literacy in Students

Denise Esposito

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The Hawai`i Council on Economic Education, has the mission of promoting the teaching of economics, including management of personal finances, in Hawai`i’s public and private schools

Outro Music: Acoustic Hip Hop Beats by Deep Hip Hop Rap Beat System

Big Wave Surfing Competition for Women

Wrena Delago

Credit Maui Surfer Girls
A female surfer drops in on a wave at Peahi, also known as Jaws.

For the first time ever Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore will serve as the venue for a big wave surfing contest exclusively for women.

Intro Music: Hey Girl, Come and Get It by The Stylistics

Outro Music: Surf Nouveau by The Aqua Velvets

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