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DLNR Vacation Rental Crackdown; Ala Moana Fall Settlement; Vets Prep for Career in Tech; Kwai Ghost Net Boat; Ghost Net Artist

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Marine Debris Research; DHHL Acting Director: William Aila, Wake Island Money Pit, National Archives Month

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A decade ago, Marcus Erikson jumped aboard a boat made of plastic bottles to make a Pacific Crossing and to make a point about marine debris. It was what he thought, a good cause - to draw attention to the garbage patch and to find a solution to the growing marine plastic pollution. He reflected on the nerve-wracking trip, as no one knew for sure if the boat would hold together for the trip, but it did. A decade later, he tells us he is encouraged and hopeful for the future.

 

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This is the last weekend to enjoy a particularly splash making exhibit at Spalding House in Makiki.  “Plastic Fantastic?” features beautiful art made of or about plastic debris.  In addition, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports there’s progress on ways to deal with this ubiquitous, non-disposable substance. 

“Plastic Fantastic?” continues at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Spalding House in Makiki through Sunday. 

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The Conversation: Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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Renting to Homeless; French Film Festival in Honolulu; Tackling Ocean Debris; Celebrating Juneteenth

Finding Land Lords for the Homeless: Kimo Carvahlo