The Conversation: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

DEA Authority to Restrict Opioids; Fake Service Animals; Priced Out of Oahu; Remembering Queen Liliuokalani

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Drug Enforcement Administration Authority  

The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 was intended to expedite the delivery of pain medication to those with a legitimate need, but now critics say it has hamstrung the Drug Enforcement Agency’s ability to do its job.

Intro Music: One for the Trouble by Lack of Afro

Outro Music: Rubberneck by Speedometer


A trained service dog sits with his owner, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
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Rise of Fake Service Animals in Public

Increase numbers of fake service dogs are being seen in public places. They wear ID covers purchased on the Internet and serve no apparent medical purpose.

Intro Music: Gronlandic Edit by Of Montreal

Outro Music: Jolene by Cake


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Civil Beat Reality Check

The American way of dying is a 20-billion dollar industry in America, one that has never worried too much about its impact on the environment.

Outro Music: Just Dropped In (To See what Condition My Condition Was In) by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings


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Priced Out of Oahu’s Sky High Real Estate Market

Home ownership in Hawaii remains a good investment for those who can afford it, but, as prices continue to creep higher, the dream gets farther away for low-to-moderate-income residents.

Outro Music: Endangered Species by Terravita


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Remembering Queen Liliuokalani

One hundred years after her death, Hawaii’s last Queen, Liliuokalani, continues to exert a powerful influence on the people of her islands.
 

Intro Music: Queen Liliuokalani March by John King

Outro Music: Nani Na Pua by Kupaoa (Composed in 1860, this was one of Lili`uokalani's first published works.)