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The Conversation: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Jack Jeffrey

Hawaiian Hawk Delisting; Monk Seal Follow-up; NOAA Workshops; Skate Camps at Ko?lina

`Io (Hawaiian Hawk) No Longer Endangered

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flickr / CC by 2.0

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. 

Click here to learn more and provide comment on the proposal.

Intro Music: Queen's Parade by Swimmimg Tapes

Outro Music: Saltwater by Geowulf

Ke Kai Ola Marine Mammal Center Holiday Check-In

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NOAA Permit #932-1489-09

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.

Credit Dr. Claire Simeone
Local gecko whose marathon dialing session made headlines... and Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me with Peter Sagal.

Intro Music: Rules by Khurangbin

Outro Music: Winter In Rio by Wun Two

Dr. Claire Simeone

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Civil Beat

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.

Nathan Eagle

NOAA Hosts Marine Wildlife Law Workshops

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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

Hawai?i Island
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

Allen Tom

Skateboarding at Ko Olina

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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

Graham Williamson / Samantha Reynolds

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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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