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The Conversation: Friday, October 20th, 2017


Former HPD Chief Arrested; Challenge to Travel Ban 3.0; Ethnic Inequality in Public Schools


Former Honolulu Police Chief Kealoha Arrested

Former HPD Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Katherine Kealoha, have been arrested as part of a federal corruption investigation.

Intro Music: Jonny's Odessey by Mac Demarco

Bill Dorman

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Trump Administration Travel Ban Challenged a Third Time

Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin has successfully challenged the third incarnation of the Trump Administration’s travel restrictions on several majority-Muslim countries.

Outro Music: Teakwood Betz by Perpetual Groove

Douglas Chin

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Rethinking The Great Mahele

The Great Mahele of 1848 changed Hawaii forever, making private ownership of land possible for the first time. Conventional wisdom in the Hawaiian community has been that the Mahele disposed of Hawaiians, but one scholar is taking adifferent perspective.

Intro Music: Sweet Leilani by Baduria and Don

Outro Music: Whee Ha Swing by Ledward Kaapana

Kuuwehi Hiraishi

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Students of Kaleipuu Elementary in Waipahu welcome the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific.

Ethnic Inequality in Hawaii’s Public Schools

Hawaii is known for being a diverse state, but a new study of ethnic inequality in public education that while diversity is there, equality is not.

Intro Music: Three Weeks by Perpetual Groove

Outro Music: Lying to you by Keaton Henson

Jonathan Okamura

Unequal Opportunity: Ethnic Inequality in Public Education in Hawai‘i by HPR News on Scribd

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Jazz Pianist Rich Crandall

Pianist Rich Crandall, like all accomplished jazz artists, has built a very personal means of expression on his instrument.

Intro Music: A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Rich Crandall

Rich Crandall

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Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
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