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The Conversation: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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State Pensions on Path to Solvency; Challenges to COFA Immigrants; Making Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

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State Employee Retirement System Funding

By current estimates, the ERS is some 12-billion dollars short of meeting its liabilities. But the fund's Director has a plan to rectify that situation.

Intro Music: New Mate by FigurineYou Got Me by The Generationals

Outro Music: That's Life, tho (almost hate to say) by Kurt Vile

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Thom Williams

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COFA Update Legal Aid Society

Recent years have seen immigration issues politicized as never before. That uncertainty has affected Hawaii’s Micronesian community, Legal Aid Society deal with immigration issues on a regular basis.

Intro Music: Guava Jam by The Sunday Manoa

Outro Music: Ocean by John Butler

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Tatjana Johnson and Joanna Loeak

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Civil Beat Reality Check

Two hundred of the most violent and disruptive inmates from Nevada prisons are about to be shipped to Saguaro Correctional Center in Nevada.

Outro Music: Everyday by Rogue Wave

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Rui Kaneya

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Water Abundance X Prize

A team of young scientists from Hawaii is entering an international competition whose entrants are asked to pluck water from thin air. The competition for the Water Abundance X Prize is an effort to harness innovation and apply it to one of the world’s most critical problems before it’s too late.
 

Outro Music: Morning Dew - Radio Mix by Nora En Pura

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ZJ Lin

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