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The Conversation: Friday, July 20th, 2018

Ryan Finnerty

Free Wifi, RIMPAC, Reality Check, Indie Film, Tunes with Boogie

State Designated Hotspots

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Catherine Awakuni Colon, head of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, discusses the new wireless hotspots that have rolled out across the state as part of conditions of Spectrum taking over Oceanic Cable.

Intro Music: Back to the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith

Outro Music: Hot Spot by Midnight Star

Catherine P. Awakuni Colón

Underway with the USS Lake Erie

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This week several members of the 25 nation coalition participated in a naval gunnery exercise off the coast of Oahu as part of the 2018 Rim of the Pacific. The Conversation’s Ryan Finnerty joined the crew of the USS Lake Erie as they went through live fire training.

Intro Music: Taylor by Jack Johnson

Outro Music: Strawberry Soul by Willie Mitchell


USS Lake Erie

Reality Check

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In today’s Reality Check from Civil Beat, Chad Blair covers a recent email from the Democratic Party that seemed to support Rep. Colleen Hanabusa over Gov. David Ige in the upcoming gubernatorial election.

Outro music: Sight For Sore Eyes by GCR

Reality Check

How to Spell Revenge

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Local actor/writer/producer, Dezmond Gilla has completed his first feature film, “How to Spell Revenge.” The film has had its first successful screening over at the Doris Duke Theater.

Intro Music: Ali Baba by Louie Ramirez

Outro Music: Blues Walk by Lou Donaldson

Dezmond Zilla

Music with Boogie

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In honor of Chris Vandercook’s final episode as co-host of The Conversation, we invite Dion Scott, AKA Boogie, to play a couple of tunes.

Intro Music: Last Night by the Mar-Keys

Outro Music: Boogie (Dion Scott) plays original Ain't It A Pity

Dion "Boogie" Scott

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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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