The Conversation: Friday, December 29th, 2017

Longitudinal Study Finds Hawaii’s Reefs are Overfished; Jaimal Yogis is the author of All Our Waves Are Water; Climate Change/Hawaiian Fishpond Aquaculture; Aloha Harvest

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Longitudinal Study Finds Hawaii’s Reefs are Overfished

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Hawaii’s reef fish are being over-fished, says a study that included information compiled by researchers and multiple government agencies going back to the year 2000---and made use of more than 25-thousand in-water surveys.

Into music: The Light of Your Dress by College

Outro Music: I'm an Outlaw by Kurt Vile

Jaimal Yogis is the author of All Our Waves Are Water

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In September, Chris Vandercook sat down with author Jaimal Yogis... a man on a spiritual quest, stimulated in part, by his surfing days in Hawaii.   

Intro music: Ocean Blue by Moniker

Outro Music: Amor Fati by Washed Out

Reality Check: Civil Beat

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Did Hawaii Really Try To Thwart CNN’s Homelessness Report? We spoke with Civil Beat Political & Opinion Editor Chad Blair for today’s Reality Check.

Outro Music: New Year's Day by Charlie Robison

Hokulea, Apprentice Navigator: Jenna Ishii

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As Education Coordinator at the Pacific Voyaging Society, Jenna Ishii has arranged many of the connections between groups and individuals that happened at each landfall during the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage

Intro music: Pohakuloa by Moses Kahumoku

Outro Music: Maui Chimes by All Star Hawaiian Band

Hawaiian Style Band

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One of the musical highlights this year was when Hawaiian Style Band founding members Bryan Kessler and Wade Cambern along with Robi Kahakalau joined Chris Vandercook to perform and talk about their debut album Vanishing Treasures, released 25 years ago.

Intro music: Live a Little by Hawaiian Style Band