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The Conversation: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

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Rat Lungworm; Ruth Gates Remembrance; Aunty Genoa Challenge; Spooky Stories

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New Rat Lungworm Guidelines

Two doctors from the UH medical Scholl’s department of Tropical Medicine. Doctors Vernon Ansdell and Gerald Murphy will showcase efforts to deal with Rat Lungworm Disease on a national stage.  A conference on Tropical Disease and Hygiene in New Orleans gets underway this week. Interest in the disease is growing as cases have been discovered in southern states of the U.S.


Intro Music: The Twighlight Zone by The Ventures

Outro Music: The Adams Family Theme by Vic Mizzy and his Orchestra and Chorus.

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Ruth Gates Remembrance

The world of Marine science is morning one of its own. Ruth Gates lost her battle with brain cancer last week. She was the director of the Hawaii Institute of Biology and was a champion of coral reefs.

She appeared on The Conversation last Spring talking about the need to take drastic action to protect our reefs.


Intro Music: If by Pink Floyd

Outro Music: When My Time Comes by Dawes


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Aunty Genoa Challenge

Tomorrow is the high holiday of “Halloween.” It also is the day beloved Hawaiian entertainer Auntie Genoa Keawe would have turned 100 years old. Her granddaughter decided to honor her with a social media challenge to musicians and dancers to perform one of the many songs Auntie Genoa recorded.


Intro Music: Alika by Genoa Keawe

Outro Music: Mele by Aunty Genoa

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Spooky Stories from Jeff Gere

This the season to tickle your scary bone. Here to do that is the boogie man Jeff Gere. He’ll be performing a special storytelling event in HPR’s Atherton Studio on All Hollow’s Eve.


Intro Music: Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

Outro Music: Hamburger Totentanz by Guy Bovet, Jung-A Lee

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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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