The Conversation: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Opioids in Hawaii; Repatriating Hawaiian Bones; Aloha From Lavaland

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Credit Charles Williams / Flickr

Opioid Use in Hawaii

According to the Centers for Disease Control, drug overdose deaths in Hawaii increased by 83 percent between 2006 and 2014. That’s a growth rate more than double the national average.

Intro Music: Miles of Skyline by River Whyless

Outro Music: Aloha Shirts by Tomas Fosch Trio


For weeks in 2014 it appeared a lava flow would destroy or cutoff the Lower Puna town of Pahoa.
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Chronicling Pahoa’s Close Encounter with Lava

The documentary ‘Aloha From Lavaland’ chronicles the East Hawaii Island town of Pahoa’s 2014 close encounter with a Kilauea lava flow.

Intro Music: Volcano by Damien Rice

Outro Music: Antenna by Bonobo


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Civil Beat Reality Check

The Honolulu City Council is set to vote Wednesday on Mayor Caldwell’s nominees, who would join the oversight panel amid a corruption scandal at HPD.

Outro Music: Emotions and Math by Margaret Glaspy


The Museum of Ethnology in Dresden, Germany determined the bones had been obtained in an unethical manner.
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Repatriating Hawaiian Bones

A 26-year effort has culminated with the return of several Hawaiian bones from a state museum in the German region of Saxony.

Outro Music: Constellations (feat. Jack Johnson) by Kawika Kahiapo


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Culinary Apprentice Program

Kapiolani Community College has launched an apprenticeship program to help perspective chefs learn the art and science of cooking.

Intro Music: Rise Up by Esera Tuaolo (From NBC's The Voice)

Outro Music: Bicycle Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers