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The Conversation: Monday, December 11th, 2017

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Food Waste at the City Level; Primary Challenge for Gabbard; Meals on Wheels; Gilbert and Sullivan Christmas

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NRDC Explores Food Waste at the City Level

How much good food gets thrown away in America’s cities?  Even if you answered “a lot,” you could still be surprised by the sheer numbers in two first-of-their-kind reports by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Intro Music: Race To The Bottom by Ha Ha Tonka

Outro Music: Misread by Kings of Convenience

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JoAnne Berkenkamp

NRDC Wasted 2017 Report by HPR News on Scribd

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Hawaii's 1st Congressional District (red) and 2nd Congressional District (orange).

Primary Challenge for Hawaii 2nd Congressional District

Sherry Campagna has an uphill battle ahead of her; she’s challenging incumbent Tulsi Gabbard for Hawaii‘s 2nd Congressional District seat in the US House of Representatives.

Intro Music: The Depression Dance by Jim Bryson

Outro Music: Last Nite by The Strokes

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Sherry Campagna

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Opening day of the 2015 Legislative Session at the Hawaii State Capitol.

Civil Beat Reality Check

Is it time for another “Con Con”?   Hawaii’s 1978 Constitutional Convention made a number of important additions to State Government, including the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and ushered in a new generation of leaders.

Outro Music: Blue Shelled by Walking Aida

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Chad Blair

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Meals on Wheels Seeking Volunteers

Hawaii Meals on Wheels provides in-home, hot meal service to elderly and disabled persons who are otherwise unable to cook for themselves.

Outro Music: Start Again by Bishop Allen

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Michele Cordero-Lee

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A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol

When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense: a mashup of Dickens, Gilbert and Sullivan, with the songs of the operetta masters, made to fit the storyline of “A Christmas Carol.

Outro Music: A Gilbert and Sullivan Christmas Carol by The Summer Savoyards

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Suzi Bond

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