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The Conversation: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017


Northwest Hawaiian Islands Coral Health; Economic Slowdown; Gender Pay Gap

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Northwest Hawaiian Islands Coral Assessment

A team of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has returned to Hawaii from an assessment of coral health in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Outro Music: Ocean Man by Ween

Atsuko Fukunaga

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Economic Slowdown Predicted for Hawaii

According to the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, economic growth in the Aloha State is slowing down.

Outro Music: One Big Holiday by My Mornin Jacket

Carl Bonham

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Civil Beat Reality Check

Hawaii’s prisons are understaffed, underfunded, and facing a crisis of care when it comes to the mental health of inmates.

Outro Music: Mrs. Interpret - Instrumental Version by Atmosphere

Rui Kaneya

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Student Debt and the Gender Pay Gap

On average, student loans affect women worse than men according to a recent study by the Hawaii chapter of the American Association of University Women.

Joanna Amberger

Bill Dorman has been the news director of Hawai‘i Public Radio since February 2011. Born in New York City, he spent 21 years at CNN in various positions behind the scenes and on the air in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, and Tokyo, Japan. He was also managing editor of Asia Pacific Broadcast for Bloomberg News for five years before moving to Hawai‘i in 2009. He’s covered stories from more than twenty countries and territories.
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