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The Conversation: Wednesday, November 21st 2018

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving; The Long View; Tales from the Emerald Isle



Mothers Against Drunk Driving

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  Earlier this week Catherine Cruz sat down with Carol McNamee. She’s the founder of the local chapter of  Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, also known as MADD. MADD Hawaii will mark its 30th year this February. McNamee recalled how the group first got started.

Intro Music: Christmas Time is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio

Outro Music: Skating by Vince Guaraldi Trio

The Long View

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  It’s been a little more than a week since Amazon officially announced its choice for a second headquarters--split between two cities. Just in case you missed it, one is Long Island City in New York City’s borough of Queens and the other is Crystal City Virginia--just outside the nation’s capital.

228 cities were in the running--and Honolulu was not one of them. Our Contributing Editor Neal Milner is here with his segment “The Long View.” He looks at what would have happened if Honolulu had tossed its hat in the Amazon ring.

Intro Music: Magic Carpet Ride by Bedlam

Outro Music: Latin'ia by The Sentinals


Neal Milner

Reality Check

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 It’s now time for our segment we call the Reality Check with our partners at Honolulu Civil Beat. Reporter Terri Langford has a story this morning about a group calling itself “Hawaii Predator Hunters.” Organizers say they’re standing up for their community, but critics say there’s more than a touch of vigilantism in this.

Outro Music: Strawberry Letter 23 by The Brothers Johnson


Reality Check

Tales from the Emerald Isle

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  Ireland is a land of misty bogs and green fields. Much like Hawaii, it’s has a culture rich in stories of ancient heroes and spirits who shaped the physical world. This week Hawaii residents will have the opportunity to hear some of those Irish tales.

Niall de Burca is a traveling storyteller – a seanchai in Irish Gaelic. He’s touring Hawaii to tell the stories of his homeland and spoke with HPR’s Ryan Finnerty here in our studio.

Intro Music: Wild Mountain Thyme by The Chieftains

Niall de Burca

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Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
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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