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The Conversation: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

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Myanmar Unwound; Oil Refining in Hawaii; Sustainable Tourism

Unwinding the Humanitarian Situation in Myanmar

Grace Cheng

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Taung Paw Camp in Rakhine State, Burma.

Myanmar’s armed forces have been accused of systematically oppressing and driving out the country’s Muslim minority, known as the Rohingya.

Intro Music: There's A Light by Bushy

Outro Music: Became - Instrumental Version by Atmosphere

The Future of Oil Refining in Hawaii    

Jim Yates

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Par Hawaii's terminal on Maui.

Hawaii is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels, for both electricity and transportation. As the state moves towards renewable energy, refinery operators are planning to adapt.   

Intro Music: Four Winds by Bright Eyes

Outro Music: Mothership Connection Starchild - Fully Equipped Mix by George Clinton

Traveling Money

Bill Dorman

Credit National Park Service

This week the Hawaii Tourism Authority is hosting its annual “Global Tourism Summit.” HPR is taking a closer look at the state of the industry in our series of reports and guests we call “Traveling Money: Managing Hawaii’s Tourism Future.

Outro Music: Rosy and Grey by The Lowest of the Low

Waimea Valley Artisans Program

Manny Mattos

Credit Manny Mattos

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is funding a program in Waimea Valley to help local artisans share their work with visitors.

Intro Music: Wooden Chair by Angus Stone

Outro Music: Waimea Swing by Ian O'Sullivan

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