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The Conversation: Monday, December 18th, 2017

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Karen Neoh
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Deedy Case Headed for a Third Trial; Waikiki Natatorium; Improving School Bus Efficiency; Global Teacher Prize

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Christopher Deedy Headed for a Third Trial

The case of a deadly shooting in a Waikiki McDonald’s by a federal agent has ended with a hung jury twice. It is now headed for a third trial.

Intro Music: Fever by The Black Keys

Outro Music: Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix) by Young Galaxy

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Ronette Kawakami, Richardson School of Law

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Future of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has declared his intention to resolve the longstanding stalemate over the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. Both sides are preparing for a political and legal battle.  

Intro Music: Pacific Theme by Broken Social Science

Outro Music: You Think I Don't Know (But I Know) by Charles Bradley

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Mo Radke, Friends of the Natatorium

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North Shore Teacher Shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize

A teacher in the North Shore town of Waialua has made the worldwide list of finalists for a one million dollar teaching prize.

Outro Music: Fast Lane by Shrub

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Glenn Lee, Waialua High and Intermediate Schools

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Civil Beat Reality Check

Community Outreach Court is hoping to break the cycle of homeless sweeps, outstanding warrants, unpaid tickets, fines, and misdemeanor charges.     

Outro Music: As If by Surf Rock Is Dead

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Chad Blair, Civil Beat

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High Tech Buses Saving Money, Time

The Hawaii Department of Education has spent four years testing and rolling out high tech solutions to meet the challenges of getting students to school.

Intro Music: Na Po'o Ka La by Makana

Outro Music: Magic Bus by The Who

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Dann Carlson, Hawaii Department of Education

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