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The Conversation: Friday, December 15th, 2017

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Same-Sex Parental Obligations; Health Disparities in Ethnic Groups; Planned Parenthood Looks Ahead; Ukulele Artist Taimane

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Aliiolani Hale in Honolulu, home of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Hawai’i Supreme Court Case Tests Same-Sex Parental Rights

Yesterday the Hawai’i Supreme Court heard a case that brings to the fore some of the key issues surrounding marriage equality.

Intro Music: Wona by Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg

Outro Music: The Beginning After The End by Stars

Peter Renn

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Planned Parenthood Plans for 2018

2017 was a challenging year for Planned Parenthood. The reproductive health organization survived a lethal threat from Congressional Republicans and plans to continue fighting in 2018.  

Intro Music: Made for Pleasure by The New Mastersounds

Outro Music: Call You Home by Kelvin Jones , Faul & Wad Ad

Chris Charboneau, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands

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An aquaponics pilot project to promote healthy diets at the Waim?nalo Learning Center.

Reducing Health Disparities Among Ethnic Groups

The University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine has been awarded a $23 million federal grant to create the "Ola HAWAI'I" center for research into the disparities among Hawaii’s ethnic populations.

Intro Music: Tower Seven by Thievery Corporation

Outro Music: The Arrival by Atmosphere

Jerris Hedges

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Civil Beat Reality Check

The Hawaii Supreme Court has opened the door for a third trial of Federal Agent Christopher Deedy by the Honolulu City Prosecutor, despite two failed attempts at a conviction.    

Outro Music: You Won't Tear Me Apart by Greg Clifford

Nick Grube

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Taimane’s Holiday Fête

Taimane has taken her music beyond displays of her skill on the ukulele to reflect a broader vision, and she recruits artists from other media to help her present it.

Outro Music: Bodysurfing by Taimane

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