The Conversation: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Climate Change; Black Market Babies; World Surf League; Falls of Clyde
Local Response to National Climate Change Report
Rethinking our future. A national scientific report on climate change released over the Thanksgiving holiday underscores what communities across the nation need to do to adapt to global warming.
Tomorrow night a meeting specifically addressing plans for the Kapalama and Iwilei neighborhood begins at 6 pm at Hawaii Pacific University campus at Aloha Tower. Water experts from the Netherlands will be in attendance .
Intro Music: From Nowhere by Dan Croll
Outro Music: Slug Song byThe Clean
Civil Beat Reality Check
Investigations Editor John Hill joins us this morning to talk about the first of a two-part series on the Black Market fueling an increase in Marshallese adoptions. To read the series that runs today and tomorrow, visit CivilBeat.org.
The Global Business of Professional Surfing
Surf season is now in full swing around Hawaii. Professional competitions are underway on two islands this week. Maui is hosting a big wave event at Peahi and the last competition of the women’s professional season at Honolua Bay. On Oahu’s North Shore the second event of the annual Triple Crown of Surfing is underway at Sunset
All three events were organized by the World Surf League – professional surfing’s governing body.
Pulling together those kinds of events is no easy feat. HPR’s Ryan Finnerty takes us to Sunset Beach for an inside look at the business of surfing.
Intro Music: Misirlou by Dick Dale and his Del-Tones
Outro Music: Surf Rider by The Lively Ones
Historic Ship Returning to Scotland
The Falls of Clyde turns 140 years on December 12th. Plans are underway to return the historic ship, now berthed near Aloha Tower, back to Scotland where it first launched. The State Transportation Department impounded the vessel more than a year ago. The Friends of the Falls of Clyde which holds title to the ship has been working to turn ownership to a Scottish non-profit group. Bruce McEwan explains the logistics behind a new plan that would enable the ship to exit Honolulu Harbor in February.
Intro Music: Candy Wrappers by Summer Salt
Outro Music: Scottish Festival by Brandon Fiechter