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The Conversation: Friday, January 26th, 2018

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Hawaiian Language Court Controversy; New Ocean Management Tool; Kawainui Marsh Master Plan; Place and Culture Forum

‘Olelo Hawaii Court Controversy

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The State of Hawaii does employ a Hawaiian language translator for use in courts. However, these services are only guaranteed for defendants who do not speak fluent English.

Into Music: 50 Lashes by Floating Action

Outro Music: Sunrise by Childish Gambino

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Ku'uwehi Hirashi

State Proposes Master Plan for Kawainui Marsh

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Some residents of Kailua on Oahu’s windward coast who have been vocal about the changing character of the beach town worry that a plan to manage development and conservation around the Kawainui/Hamakua Marsh will draw even more tourists to the area. DLNR held a recent community meeting to get more feedback and to clarify any misconceptions people might have.

Into Music: Can't Hide by Whethan, Ashe

Outro Music: Young Man by David Wax Museum

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Jason Misaki

Draft Kawainui-Hamakua Master Plan

Hawaii Office of Planning Coastal Zone Management Program Launches New Ocean Management Tool

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The Hawaii Office of Planning Coastal Zone Management Program has launched the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan Dashboard. It is an online resource that will help gather public input on the state of Hawaii’s oceans, and the condition of its coastal zones.

Into Music: Black Market by Weather Report

Outro Music: Painting (Masterpiece) by Lewis Del Mar

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Justine Nihipali

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Maui has experienced a string of recent drownings; six in ten days. Two of the victims were wearing full-face masks; focusing attention on whether that design that deserves a second look.

Outro Music: Without You by Anderson Paak

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Reality Check

Place and Culture Forum

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A forum is being held this weekend at the East West Center called “Identity and Place: Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage in the Hawaiian Islands.” It plans to highlight the societal contributions of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island populations.

Into Music: You Don't Write by Ka'au Crater Boys

Outro Music: Sonnetanz by Klangkarussell

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Maenette Benham

Catherine Cruz is the Host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawai‘i since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than thirty years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former Board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
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