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The Conversation: Friday, October 6th, 2017


Kaka’ako Park Closure; Queen Lili’uokalani; Talking to North Korea

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The oceanfront promenade at Kaka'ako Waterfront Park, which had become the site of a sprawling homeless camp.

HCDA to Close Kaka’ako Waterfront Park

After several failed attempts to remove a homeless encampment, the Hawaii Community Development Authority has decided to close Kaka’ako Waterfront Park indefinitely.

Outro Music: Streets Won't Let Me Chill by Oddisee

Jesse Souki

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Remembering Queen Liliuokalani

Jonathan Osorio, a professor of Hawaiian studies, says that Queen Lili’uokalani’s decision not to violently resist the overthrow of her government likely saved many Hawaiians.

Jon Osorio

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Talking to North Korea

A former Deputy Commander of U.S. Pacific Command says that engaging in direct communication with North Korea is necessary to peacefully resolve the stalemate and avert potential conflict.  

Outro Music: North Korea feat. Donnie Trumpet by Blended Babies

Dan 'Fig' Leaf

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