The Conversation: Friday, March 10th, 2017

Mar 10, 2017

Hawaii Sues Over Immigration Order; Prison Policy Changes; Music from Hawaiian Style

A U.S. Customs Officer inspects entry documents at an American airport. Starting next week, strict immigration restrictions will be take effect for refugees and residents of six foreign countries
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Hawaii’s Challenge to Immigration Executive Order: Douglas Chin

Protesters demonstrate in opposition to President Trump's immigration restrictions. Hawaii was the first state to sue the federal government over the second version of the order.
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Hawaii’s Attorney General lays out his reasons for challenging President Trump’s most recent Executive Order on immigration.

Intro Music: Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Lyle Ritz

Outro Music: Opening Statement by Hard Working Americans

Origins of ‘Hawaiian Style’: Bryan Kessler Wade Cambern

The band Hawaiian Style was a major force in modern Hawaiian music.
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The founding members of Hawaiian Style share the band’s origin story and the roots of their music.

Intro Music: Live a Little by Hawaiian Style Band

Outro Music: Moon Over Diamond Head w/ Hawaiian Verse (feat. Robi Kahakalau) by Bryan Kessler

Civil Beat Reality Check: Increases in Military Spending

The guided missile destroyer USS Halsey in port at Pearl Harbor. National defense is Hawaii's second largest industry, so a substantial increase in defense spending could boost Hawaii's economy.
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What will the proposed increases in military spending mean for Hawaii and residents of the state?  

Outro Music: That's Some Dream by Good Old War

Possible Changes to Prison Policy: Kat Brady

Several prison bills are still alive in the state legislature. Depending on which ones survive, Hawaii'soverall prison policy may see a paradigm shift or more of the same.
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Community Alliance on Prisons gives us an overview on possible changes coming to prison policy in this year’s legislative session.

Intro Music: Somewhere to Fall by Cbdb

Outro Music: A Place to Start by White Denim

Music from Hawaiian Style

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Classic Hawaiian music band Hawaiian Style plays a live performance.

Intro Music: Vanishing Treasures by Hawaiian Style Band

Outro Music: Language of the Heart by Bryan Kessler