The Conversation: Friday, October 6th, 2017

Oct 6, 2017

Kaka’ako Park Closure; Queen Lili’uokalani; Talking to North Korea

Marines from the USS Boston in Honolulu circa 1893. Queen Lili'uokalani's decision not to violently resist her overthrow had far reaching impacts.
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The oceanfront promenade at Kaka'ako Waterfront Park, which had become the site of a sprawling homeless camp.
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HCDA to Close Kaka’ako Waterfront Park

After several failed attempts to remove a homeless encampment, the Hawaii Community Development Authority has decided to close Kaka’ako Waterfront Park indefinitely.

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Remembering Queen Liliuokalani

Jonathan Osorio, a professor of Hawaiian studies, says that Queen Lili’uokalani’s decision not to violently resist the overthrow of her government likely saved many Hawaiians.


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Talking to North Korea

A former Deputy Commander of U.S. Pacific Command says that engaging in direct communication with North Korea is necessary to peacefully resolve the stalemate and avert potential conflict.  

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