The Conversation: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Making the Case for STEM; Pearl Harbor Marsh; American Democracy; Underwater Plane Graveyard
Endangered Birds at Pearl Harbor Marsh
A de facto dog beach Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam is right up against a coastal marsh that is home to endangered native Hawaiian birds. But canines and fowl don’t mix. Talks between the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Navy ended the practice of allowing dogs to roam in the area and then came the work of restoring the natural habitat in this area known as ahua reef.
Intro Music: Martha My Dear by Piano Along
Outro Music: Dogs by Pink Floyd
Encouraging Youth Interest in STEM Fields
A traveling show designed to capture the imagination of youngsters aims to get them into the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. John Patterson who of the defense contractor Raytheon is behind the traveling show called Math Alive!
Intro Music: Octula by Flughand
Outro Music: Angel Youth by Vansire
Civil Beat Reality Check: Vanishing Architect
Today in the Reality Check, a curious story about an architect who left his mark everywhere in our Honolulu, but vanished without a tracedecades ago.
Outro Music: Topanga by Trippie Redd
American Democracy: A Work in Progress
Following the midterm elections, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa has been hanging out with a University of Hawaii professor who says America’s founders were all for liberty and justice. But democracy? Not so much.
Outro Music: Nosebleed Section (Double Dogs Remix) by Hilltop Hoods
Underwater Plane Graveyard
Micronesia is chock full of wrecked ships and aircraftfrom World War II. Master diver Brandi Mueller co-wrote a book entitled Airplane Graveyard: The Forgotten WWII Wabirds of KwajleinAtoll.
Intro Music: Night Ride by The Growlers
Outro Music: What Once Was by Her's