The Conversation: Friday, September 15th, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

Ala Wai Upgrades; Veterans Remember Vietnam; Peace Corps Memoir

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Army Corps of Engineers Plans Major Upgrades for Ala Wai

The Ala Wai Canal runs through the heart of urban Honolulu and poses a major flooding hazard.
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The Army Corps of Engineers has completed a 15-year study of the Ala Wai canal and has a $300 million plan to save Waikiki from flooding.

Intro Music: Paint It, Black by Andrew Oldham Orchestra

Outro Music: Go It Alone by Beck

Local Veterans Remember Their Vietnam Experience

American soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam, 1970.
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Two Hawaii veterans reminisce about experiences in the Vietnam War and their life-changing year in that country.  

Intro Music: Fortunate Son by Credence Clearwater Revival

Outro Music: For What It's Worth (Instrumental) by Buffalo Springfield

India 40 and the Circle of Demons; a Memoir of Two Years in the Peace Corps

Credit Peter Adler

In the 1960’s Peter Adler spent two years in an Indian village halfway between Mumbai and Goa. His memoir reflects on the cultural changes brought on by the 60’s.  

Intro Music: Standing Soldier (Instrumental) by Ian Darby

Outro Music: Indian Market of Dreams by D. SilverstoneOutro Music: Rebirth of Cool by DJ Cam Quartet