The Conversation: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Resiliency of Healthcare Systems; Tariffs & Trade; Surviving School Shootings; Technology in Education
Hawaii’s Disaster Vulnerability: Healthcare Systems
Chris Crabtree, Director of Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management reviewed different scenarios that would stress everyday healthcare systems following disaster. He says everyone should have a go-bag complete with medications and it is recommended that a food supply for at least two weeks should be on hand.
Intro Music: Big Fresh by SPAWTS
Outro Music: The Seed 2.0 Instrumental by The Vitamin String Quartet
Tradewinds: Steel & Aluminum Tariffs, China Trade
In Hawaii, there’s much that ties the state to the Asia Pacific -- part of that is geography, but it’s also culture--and economics. Today we introduce Tradewinds a new occasional segment that looks at some of those economic issues. It’s a project of HPR News Director Bill Dorman, who spent more than ten years covering business news in Asia. He recently sat down with Dr. Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics – to get his perspective on trade issues set in motion by the Trump Administration.
Outro Music: Zuki by Jonti
Retired Political Science professor and Long View Contributing Editor, Neal Milner, takes a two-sided look at the long-term effects that school shootings have on survivors, communities, and families. What does it take to be a student activist and what are student survivors going through that hampers the ability and inclination to be politically active?
Outro Music: Gronlandic Edit by of Montreal
Integrating Technology into Education
Mid-Pacific Institute President, Paul Turnbull, has just returned from the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, where he led a panel discussion centering around the use of immersive technologies such as Virtual, Augmented, Mixed and Extended Reality in the classroom. He shares how Hawaii schools can better position themselves in a rapidly changing world of technology.
Intro Music: Tony Allen (No compro) by La BOA
Outro Music: Really Something by Hector Gachan