The Conversation: Monday, December 4th, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

Sexual Assault in Congress; Managing Pacific Fisheries; Early Learning Shortage; Surfing Legend Shane Dorian

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Sexual Assault and Harassment Bill in Congress

U.S. Congress has paid out some $17 million in for hundreds of settlements over the last couple of decades. Hawai’i Representative Tulsi Gabbard has introduced a bill to halt the practice.  It’s called the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act.

Intro Music: Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution by The Black Crowes

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Shortage of Early Learning Options in Hawaii

The Hawai‘i Early Learning Needs Assessment Report takes a hard look at the state’s available resources in terms of what our young children need.

Intro Music: Birds by Gorila

Outro Music: I Need A Dollar by Aloe Black


Albatross on Midway Atoll, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
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Civil Beat Reality Check

Civil Beat special report “The Last Wild Place” takes readers inside one of the world’s most remote areas: the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Outro Music: Can't Hang by Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon


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Charting the Future of Pacific Ocean Fisheries

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Council is meeting this week with “a mandate to sustainably manage and ensure long-term conservation of all highly migratory fish stocks, including tunas and sharks, in the western and central Pacific Ocean."

Outro Music: Bron-Yr-Aur by Led Zeppelin


Shane Dorian surfing at Peahi, Maui, also known as Jaws.
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What Does it Take to Surf Big Waves?

Winter surf season is here, with the last tournament of the world tour, the Billabong Pipe Masters set to begin this Friday. The world of big-wave surfing and international competition is one that Shane Dorian knows well.

Outro Music: Pizza Guy by Touch Sensitive