The Conversation: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Sep 26, 2017

Repatriating American Remains; ‘Grow Our Own’ Campaign; Waimea High Ag Program

A detail of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel carry cases containing possible remains of unidentified Service members during a dignified transfer to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii fro Laos, June 16, 2016.
Credit Tech. Sgt. Kathrine Dodd / Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency


New Director for Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

A DPAA Recovery Team on mission in To Mo Rong District, Kun Tum Province, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, April 6, 2016
Credit Sgt. Richard DeWitt / U.S. Army/DPAA

Retired Air Force Major General and 1977 Damien High School graduate Kelly McKeague has taken over the awesome responsibility of repatriating the remains of fallen American servicemembers.

Intro Music: Heavy Soup by Cornershop

Outro Music: Ghosts Embodied by Nahko and Medicine for the People

Recruiting and Retaining Teachers with ‘Grow Our Own’ Campaign

Credit University of Hawaii at Manoa

The University of Hawaii is rolling out two new campaigns; one to attract UH students to become teachers and another to help educational assistants become fully qualified teachers.

Intro Music: Dawning by Ian O'Sullivan

Outro Music: Stained Glass by Real Estate

Civil Beat Reality Check

Credit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A newly created homeless encampment on Hawaii Island has quickly become a target for both praise and criticism.

Outro Music: Hear Me Now by Alok, IRO

Waimea High School’s Agriculture Program

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A teacher at Kauai’s Waimea High School founded a program to teach students the basic tenets and economics of aqua and agriculture.

Outro Music: Southern Dreaming by The Sheepdogs

Ask a Mortician

Credit Ask A Mortician / Youtube

Caitlin Doughty, a  2002 graduate of St. Andrew's Priory who became a licensed mortician, traveled the world to compare the American way of death to customs, rituals, and ceremonies around the world.

Intro Music: Borderline (An Ode to Self-Care) by Solange, Q-Tip

Outro Music: Aint Nobody - Instrumental Version by Atmosphere