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The Conversation: Friday, June 15th, 2018


$10-million DOE Settlement; Foreign Exchange Program on Maui; Condo Real Estate Law Change; Tuvan throat singers: Tyva Kyzy

$10-million DOE Settlement

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$10 million dollars—that’s how much state lawyers have agreed to settle a special education lawsuit filed by the Disability Rights Center and the law firm of Alston, Hunt Floyd, and Ing took on the case. Attorney Meredith Miller sat down with us this morning.

Intro Music: California by The Lagoons

Outro Music: Oh Baby by LDC Soundsystem

Meredith Miller

Foreign Student Exchange Program

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What would it be like to have a French teenager living with your family for three weeks over the summer?  A non-profit exchange student program in Hawaii called ACE International works on the premise that it’s a rewarding experience for all concerned, so we asked Chase Cavitt, Director of the Hawaii programs for ACE International, to tell us about it.

Intro Music: Alter Ergo by Tame Impala

Outro Music: Darling by Real Estate

Chase Cavitt

Civil Beat Reality Check

Concerns over Russian hacking are bound to hover over the coming election cycle -- and Congress has allocated funds to enhance election security -- state by state.  Honolulu Civil Beat Political & Opinion Editor Chad Blair joins us with that story.

Outro Music: Matahari by L'Imeratrice

Reality Check

Condo/Real Estate Law Change

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There is a new change in the real estate law that kicks in January of next year. It stands to affect anyone who owns a condominium project created before July 1, 2006.

For the last year and a half, the state has been reaching out to developers and condo associations about how they could be affected. Carole Richelieu from the Real Estate Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs sat down with us yesterday to explain.

Intro Music: King for a Day by Thompson Twins

Outro Music: The Ghost in You by The Psychedelic Furs

Carol Richielou

Tuvan Throat Singers: Tyva Kyzy

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The Republic of Tuva, a member of the Russian Federation, is at the geographical center of Asia, and its people have created a unique musical style, whose harmonies seem equally rooted in Eastern and Western musical traditions. Tyva Kyzy: The Daughters of Tuva performs tomorrow night at 7:30 PM in UH Manoa’s Orvis Auditorium.

Intro Music: Borbak Borbak by Hartyga

Tyva Kyzy

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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
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