The Conversation: Monday, September 18th, 2017

Sep 18, 2017

Deporting Veterans; Resilient Cities; Politics of Tourism

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Immigration and Deportation in the U.S. Military

A U.S. Marine receives his naturalization paperwork after becoming a U.S. citizen.
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Service in the United States armed forces is no hedge against deportation, as a number of both veterans and active duty personnel have learned in recent years.

Intro Music: Gimme Shelter by International YOYO Orchestra

Outro Music: Cover of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On by Instrumental Pop Players

Honolulu Appoints Chief Resiliency Officer   

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The City and County of Honolulu appointed a Chief Resiliency Officer to help Oahu adapt to the changing climate, rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and economic changes.  

Intro Music: Cowboy Lightning by Spaceface

Outro Music: Stronger (Instrumental) by Kanye West

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Leather Mudweed is an invasive alga that is spreading rapidly around O’ahu and threatening the island’s coral reefs.

Outro Music: Bad Decisions by Two Door Cinema Club

The Politics of Tourism

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Mike White, a Maui County Councilmember and General Manager of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel, gives his unique perspective on the politics of the tourism industry in the Aloha State.

Outro Music: Kalena Kai by Keola Beamer

Hawaii Arts Alliance Gets New CEO

Marilyn Cristofori and Terry Liu
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The Hawaii Arts Alliance has been pursuing its mission since 1980, a mission it describes as “building creativity through advocacy, community, and education for all the arts.”

Intro Music: Aeroplane - Original by Aeroplane:

Outro Music: Viva la Vida by Anderson & Roe