The Conversation: Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Oct 26, 2017

Police Commission; Lessons of Hurricane Season; Slow-Growth Recovery

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Max Sword, Chair of the Police Commission.
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Public Defender Calls for Replacing Police Commissioners

A federal public defender who was an early actor in the Kealoha Case is calling for several members of the Honolulu Police Commission to be replaced.

Intro Music: Numb by OJR

Outro Music: I'm an Outlaw by Kurt Vile


Hurricane Rita moving through the Caribbean Sea.
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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Season

The Hawaii-based Pacific Disaster Center gathered a lot of data during the 2017 hurricane season and is now using that information to better prepare for future storms.

Intro Music: La Vita e Bella by Cinema Serenade Ensemble

Outro Music: Sure is Nice by Nature Child


Major Susan Ballard of the Honolulu Police Department.
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Civil Beat Reality Check

Honolulu has a new police chief, but who is Susan Ballard?

Outro Music: OBLIVIUS by The Strokes


U.S. Department of Labor statistics illustrate monthly net job change during the Great Recession.
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Slow-Growth Recovery

The U.S Economy is currently in the longest period of continuous job growth in history, but those economic gains are not being distributed equally.

Outro Music: Closer (Instrumental) by The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey


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Sister Act at Mid-Pacific Institute

An aspiring singer witnesses a murder and gets placed into the Witness Protection Program – as a nun.

Intro Music: Sister Act by Patina Miller

Outro Music: Do the Sacred Mass by Patina Miller, Claire Greenway, Julia Sutton