The Conversation: Monday, January 29th, 2018
The Special Relationship; SECDEF in Hawaii; Diet for a Hot Planet; Defunding Public Daycare; Project Based Learning
The Special Relationship: Japan and Hawaii
2018 marks 150 years since the first immigration of Japanese to the kingdom of Hawai‘i. In recent years, Japan’s government has sponsored an outreach program called “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan.” Retired Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki led this year’s delegation
Into Music: You Don't Write by the Ka'au Crater Boys
US, South Korean Defense Chiefs Meet on Oahu
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with his South Korean counterpart on Oahu last week. He called for diplomacy to take the lead in the American effort on the Korean Peninsula.
Outro Music: Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix) by Young Galaxy
Diet for a Hot Planet
Anna Lappe is the author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. She is a champion of the local food movement.
Into Music: Nice Work If You Can Get It by Oscar Peterson
Outro Music: Meet Me In The City by The Black Keys
Defunding Public Daycare
On Maui, a campaign is underway to keep a very affordable day care program for teen moms at a high school operating. The monthly cost to students is only $25. Private childcare can run close to a thousand dollars.
Outro Music: How Come? by Ray Lamontagne
Civil Beat Reality Check
The idea of creating safe zones for the homeless appears to be gaining momentum across Hawaii. Could 2018 be the year we see one on Oahu?
Outro Music: John Lennon by Citizen Cope
Project Based Learning
A new academic emphasis on so-called “project-based learning” is changing the way we learn a language. It is an initiative that’s close to the heart of Dr. Julio Rodriquez, director of the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
Outro Music: Motion Sickness by Hot Chip