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The Conversation: Monday, January 8th, 2018

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Wayne Yoshioka
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What Comes After #MeToo? Stories of Sex Workers; Displaced Marco Polo Residents; Kid Pan Alley

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No cause was ever determined for the seven alarm fire that broke out on the 26th floor of the Marco Polo residential high rise.

6 Months Later, Marco Polo Residents are Still Displaced

Just last month crews cleaned soot off the stained facade of the Marco Polo building. But, what is life like now for the still displaced victims of the seven-alarm fire?

Outro Music: Look Up In The Sky by Francis The Great

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Tom Schmidt, Brigida Schmidt

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After #MeToo Movement

Today in Honolulu advocates and members of the media gathered for a summit to talk about domestic violence and the social media campaign #AfterMeToo.     

Into music: Ride On Baby William Onyeabor

Outro Music: Fools by Wild Child

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Leslie Morgan Steiner

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Stories of Local Sex Workers

Outreach worker Pam Vessels has heard the stories of Honolulu’s sex workers directly from the women, men, and transgendered persons working in the sex industry as Waikiki and Chinatown prostitutes.

Intro music: Pirate Jet by Gorillaz

Outro Music: Let Me Know That You Know What You Want (Instrumental) by Atmosphere

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Reverend Pam Vessels

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Civil Beat

Civil Beat Reality Check

The City and County of Honolulu can’t seem to spend the federal money set aside for our homeless programs fast enough and may fail to meet future deadlines.

Outro Music: No Rain (Instrumental) by Blind Mellon

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Anita Hofschnieder, Civil Beat

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Kid Pan Alley

A songwriting residency program for kids has given birth to more than 2,700 student-written songs, with over 50,000 kids taking part.

Into music: We Need No Excuse For Dreaming by Paul Reisler, Heather Mae, Community Lodgings, Middle Schoolers

Outro Music: Best Friends by Paul Reisler, w/ Celeste Krenz & Ms. Young's 3rd Grade, Fannin Elementary

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Paul Reisler, Kid Pan Alley

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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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