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The Conversation: Thursday, January 18th, 2018

U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force

Military Role Emergency Management; Getting Ahead When You Can’t Save; Immigration Debate Impacts in Hawaii; Local Civic Engagement

General Leaf
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Former PACOM General Defends HI-EMA

A retired three-star general and former Deputy Commander of US Pacific Command defends HI-EMA’s false missile alert, saying that the only way to not make mistakes is to not take any action.

Dan Leaf

Intro Music: Mud featuring Ivan Neville by Pimps of Joytime

Outro Music: Credit Me by Nice Little Sunday

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Getting Ahead When You Don’t Make Enough to Save

People all throughout society fall into the category of so-called “Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed” or ALICE.


Norm Baker

Intro Music: Ukulele and Chill by Cody G

Outro Music: Holy Commotion by Pretenders

Wikimedia Commons
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  National Immigration Effects on Hawaii

As negotiations over immigration reform breakdown in Washington, D.C., a local immigration attorney explains how immigrants here in Hawaii could be affected.


Claire Hanusz

Outro Music: Soft by Washed Out

Wikimedia Commons
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  Improving Civic Engagement with Kanu Hawaii

Our system of government can only be effective if people take part, and Kanu Hawaii, a local non-profit, dedicates itself to bringing more local people into the process.

Keoni Kealoha

Intro Music: King of Spain by The Tallest Man on Earth

Outro Music: Lost At Sea by The Steppas

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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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