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The Conversation: Friday, August 17th, 2018

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Hotshot Remembrance; Hurricane Names, Election Winners and Losers; Hawaii Honeybees

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Arrowhead Hotshot captain Brian Hughes

Remembering Hawaii’s Fallen Hotshot

Hotshots are elite teams of firefighters who battle wildfires in remote and rugged terrain. Former Hilo resident Brian Hughes was the captain of a California-based hotshot team who was recently killed while fighting a fierce wildfire in Ferguson, California a few weeks ago.

Mike Theune

Intro Music: Man on Fire by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

Outro Music: One More Love Song by Mac Demarco



Hurricane Names

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In Greek mythology, Hector was a Greek Prince and a great fighter during the Trojan wars. Just a few weeks ago, the Hector we knew was the Hurricane skirting our south shores bringing surf and a bit of wind. John Bravender from the National Weather Service shares the process that meteorologists use to pick names of storms headed our way.

John Bravender

Intro Music: The Ketchup Song (Aserejé) by Las Ketchup

Outro Music: Sirens of Jupiter by The Olympians



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Civil Beat Reality Check

A recent report highlights the personal finances of Hawaii’s congressional delegation. Two of the four could be millionaires. Honolulu Civil Beat Reporter Nick Grube shares the details.

Nick Grube

Outro Music: All I Wanna Do (Instrumental) by Mathieu Boogaerts



Election Winners and Losers

All elections end with winners and losers; last week’s primary was no exception. HPR’s political reporter Wayne Yoshioka shares what is next for victorious and defeated candidates.

Wayne Yoshioka

Intro Music: Mercy by Easy Karaoke Players

Outro Music: Summer Bizarre by Betty the Shark


Beekeeping in the Tropics

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Ethel Villalobos with the University of Hawaii’s Honeybee Project shares the ABC’s of basic beekeeping and talks about an intensive workshop in Waimanalo starting at the end of the month.

Ethel Villalobos

Outtro Music: Tupalo Honey by Van Morrison

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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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