The Conversation: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

May 16, 2017

Fallout from WannaCry Cyberattack; Pesticide Alternatives Education; Kahilu Quintet

The future of the digital currency Bitcoin is looking less certain after its connection to the recent worldwide cyber attack.
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Alternatives to Pesticide: Duane Sparkman

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A series of educational workshops on Maui seek to help professional and amateur landscapers find pesticide alternatives for lawn care.

Intro Music: Lovesick by Mura Masa

Outro Music:  Return by Axel Wernberg, Linnie, Ennex

Taiko Drums, Ukulele of the Kahilu Quintent: Kenny Endo

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Kenny Endo, taiko drum master, has long since established himself as an ambassador of an art form that is firmly rooted in tradition, but he is fascinated by the world of music beyond the boundaries of what has been done before. 

Intro Music: It's Simple by Visioneers

Outro Music:  Taiko by Carlos Natale

Civil Beat Reality Check

Corals near Kure Atoll.
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The federal government is taking public comments about whether it should reconsider protections of 29 national monuments and Papahanaumokuakea is one of them.

Intro Music: The Exclusive (Instrumental) by Quasimoto

Outro Music:  Rebirth of Slick by Digable Planets

Political, Economic Fallout from WannaCry Cyberattack: Chris McNally

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Last week’s cyber attack using WannaCry ransomware has affected 150 countries and counting. A cyber security expert breaks down what we know so far.

Outro Music:  Fever by The Black Keys

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Polo: Santiago Torres

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What is a “seven-goal player?” Do horses travel with the players? A brief explanation of the world of professional polo from one of the athletes.

Intro Music: I Blew It Off by Punch Brothers

Outro Music: Greek Tragedy by The Wombats