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The Conversation: Monday, October 29th, 2018


Music Modernization Act; German Green Energy Conference; Climate Meetings; War of the Worlds




Music Modernization Act


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Music streaming... what are your rights? Ku’uwehi Hiraishi joins us to talk about how Hawaii musicians are looking at changes in the recording world under the new music modernization actsigned into law this month.

Intro Music: Utopia by Digitalism

Outro Music: Love's in the Melody (feat. Caleb Keolanui) by Kimie Miner



Kuuwehi Hiraishi

German Green Energy Conference

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  This week Germany technology takes the spotlight at the University of Hawaii. Denis Salle of the honorary General Counsel is a spark plug behind a conference taking place tomorrow. He has brought together green energy experts from Germany to share their experience and to see how they can help Hawaii reach its energy goals by 2045.

Intro Music: Beck's Bolero by Jeff Beck

Outro Music: Trust by The Cure

Denis Salle

Reality Check

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  Bullying seems like it’s been the headlines an awful lot. It's the subject of our reality check with Honolulu Civil Beat today with Suevon Lee.

Reporter Suevon Lee is on the line.

Outro Music: Aloe Vera by The Babe Rainbow

Reality Check

Climate Meetings

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  Hurricanes, flash floods, and lava. We have had our hands full with Mother nature this year. We don't have to be reminded of how weather patterns are shifting. What we should do to adapt to climate change these days? Josh Stanbro heads up the city’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency and joins us with some ideas.

Outro music: Bango Fields by Kutiman

Josh Stanbro

War of the Worlds

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  Expect to hear more about the War of the Worlds. The drama of a Martian invasion comes to life at the University of Hawaii. The Theater and Dance department is helping to mark the 80th anniversary of the SciFi radio play. It opened this weekend. Katherine Altman is the show’s director. She thinks its timely given our climate of fake news and the recent panic we lived through with the false missile alert at the beginning of the year.

Intro Music: Fried Neck Bones and Some Homefries by Willie Bobo

Outro music: Cissy Strut by The Meters

Kat Altman

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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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