The Conversation: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Hawaiian Hawk Delisting; Monk Seal Follow-up; NOAA Workshops; Skate Camps at Ko?lina
`Io (Hawaiian Hawk) No Longer Endangered
While scientists reach out to protect endangered and threatened species there’s a Hawaii success story. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are moving ahead to delist the `io, Hawaiian hawk (Buteo solitarius), from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act. Gregory Koob from the Fish and Wildlife Service tells us about the process of delisting a threatened or endangered species.
Intro Music: Queen's Parade by Swimmimg Tapes
Outro Music: Saltwater by Geowulf
Ke Kai Ola Marine Mammal Center Holiday Check-In
Turkey may be on the table this Thanksgiving but at the Ke Kai Ola Marine Mammal Center sea cucumbers will be on the menu. We check in with Dr. Claire Simeone, the director of the Big Island facility that’s been nursing a number of monk seal pups back to health.
Intro Music: Rules by Khurangbin
Outro Music: Winter In Rio by Wun Two
Civil Beat Reality Check
Reporter Nathan Eagle joins us this morning with a look at the strained relationship between House and Senate leadership and our Governor. Can they mend fences? Or will this be a rough legislative session? To read Nathan’s full story, visit civilbeat dot org.
NOAA Hosts Marine Wildlife Law Workshops
Keep your distance. Whales, turtles, seals, and dolphins – there are a lot of sea creatures who share the ocean. Federal officials want to remind the public that you risk fines or jail if you get too close or harass protected or endangered species. Pacific Islands Regional Director, Allen Tom, tells us about NOAA’s upcoming informational sessions.
Workshop Dates and Locations:
**All locations are open to the public from 6:30-9:00 pm.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Central Middle School
1302 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu
Friday, Nov. 30
King Kaumuali?i Elementary School Cafeteria
4380 Hanamaulu Road, Lihue
Monday, Dec. 3 (limited to the first 50 people)
West Hawai?i Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona
Thursday, Dec. 6
Princess Nahienaena Elementary School
816 South Niheu Street, Lahaina
Friday, Dec. 7
NOAA HIHW Sanctuary office
726 South Kihei Road, Kihei
Intro Music: All Yours by Widospeak
Outro Music: A Melodia by Kev Brown
Skateboarding at Ko Olina
Shred, skate and get stoked. It all happens against the backdrop of the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.Graham Williamson is Resort Manager and he tells us about hosting skateboarding camps over Thanksgiving Weekend in partnership with Proper Rideshop.
We check-in with Samantha Reynolds, co-owner of Proper Rideshop in Kalihi. Her son -Heimana Reynolds - just placed 2nd place at the Park Skateboarding World Championships in Nanjing, China.
Intro Music: Chemicals by Rosemary Fairweather
Outro Music Channel Hopping by Featurecast