The Conversation: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Jul 18, 2017

Update on Travel Ban Legal Proceedings; Concerns Over Bio-Engineering; Hawaii’s Picture Brides

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Concerns Over Bio-Engineering: Jaydee Hanson

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A project to reduce mosquitos by releasing synthetically engineered, sterile mosquitos is raising concerns over potentially unforeseen environmental impacts.

Intro Music: You're In Love With A Psycho by Kasabian

Outro Music: Roll A Stone by Communist Daughter

Remembering the LA Riots on Stage: Anna Hamaguchi

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Interviews with over 300 witnesses form the foundation for ‘Twilight: Los Angeles: 1992’, a stage production that remembers L.A.'s Rodney King riots.

Intro Music: People Make the World Go Round by Monty Alexander

Outro Music: Sky Blue by Blazo

Civil Beat Reality Check

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The Marco Polo fire that killed three has again put attention on buildings without interior sprinklers. But could there be a backlash for the industry that was about to celebrate preventing fire-code revisions?

Outro Music: Pass It Around by Donavan Frankenreiter

Update on Legal Challenges to Travel Ban: Douglas Chin

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The travel ban saga continues today with a Hawaii response to last Friday’s motion by the Trump administration.

Outro Music: All The Time by Bahamas

Hawaii’s Picture Brides: Gerald Hirata

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Twenty thousand picture brides came to Hawaii during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, each of them clutching a photograph that was their only clue to what her future would be like.

Intro Music: Hole Hole Bushi

Outro Music: Hole Hole Bushi