The Conversation: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Apr 4, 2017

Pay Gap on Equal Pay Day; Controversy over Private Artifact Collection; Hawaii in 1000 Years

CONTACT 3017 imagines human society, or lack thereof, in 1000 years.
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Gender Pay Gap: Monisha Das Gupta

Monisha Das Gupta
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Efforts to eliminate, and even to acknowledge the gender pay gap often encounter pushback.

Intro Music: All Around the World by ATC, Collagen Girl

Outro Music: You and Your Heart by Jack Johnson

CONTACT 3017 Imagines Hawaii in 1000 Years: Louis Herman

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Where will we be a thousand years from now? Will we be anywhere? Dr. Louis G. Herman argues that the key to a viable, sustainable future lies in our distant past.

Intro Music: Tuesday Feels by Para Doc

Outro Music: Survival by Muse

Civil Beat Reality Check: Rat Lungworm Disease

A “semi-slug” is seen in East Maui in this photo taken March 22.
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A devastating and deadly parasitical disease has been on the rise in Hawaii.

Intro Music: Melatonin by A Tribe Called Quest

Outro Music: The Woman That Loves You by Japanese Breakfast

Sale of Hawaiian Artifacts: Nanette Napoleon

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The planned auctioning off of a private collection of Oceanic artifacts has raised questions about property rights and repatriation of cultural resources.

Outro Music: Moe's Lullaby by Kawika Kahi'apo

Memoir of a Female Scientist: Hope Jahren


Dr. Hope Jahren’s study of fossilized plants has expanded our knowledge of the distant past, and her popular memoir Lab Girl has extended our understanding of women in science.

Intro Music: Wild Butterfly by Balligomingo

Outro Music: Heat by Balligomingo