The Conversation: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Oct 10, 2017

Helicopter Tour Lawsuit; Pidgin in Education; Marching Against Domestic Violence

Credit ToastyKen / Flickr


Credit ToastyKen / Flickr

Local Groups Sue FAA Over Big Island Helicopter Flights

Residents in the flight path of helicopter lava tours on Hawaii Island say noise starts early and lasts all day, making life miserable in an area that was once a quiet retreat.

Intro Music: Sweet Sugar Mama by G. Love and Special Sauce

Outro Music: Sonnentanz by Klangkarussell


Credit Courtesy of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii

Taking a Stand Against Domestic Violence

Each year in Hawaii, 50,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64 are harmed by domestic violence. The Men’s March Against Violence aims to change that.

Intro Music: No Surprises by Radiohead

Outro Music: Might Be Time by Sun Seeker


Dr. Christina Higgins, second from right, with students from Waianae High School.
Credit Christina Higgins

 Summit on Pidgin and Education

Pidgin English is an officially recognized language, but stigmas about intelligence and background are often still attached to its use.   

Outro Music: Lost At Sea by The Steppas


Credit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Reality Check

All seafood is not created equal, and we consume imported fish at our peril.  A new federal study says that looser standards in other countries can place Hawaii consumers at risk.

Outro Music: No Matter Where We Go by Whitney


Magellan Doesn't Live Here by Mariquita Micki Davis
Credit Courtesy of the Artist

Honolulu Biennial Island Hopping

Honolulu Biennial Foundation has undertaken a new programming initiative called Island Hopping, which will bring select artworks from Honolulu Biennial 2017 to the neighbor islands this fall.

Intro Music: There She Goes by The La's

Outro Music: Circle Song by Keoki Kahumoku