The Conversation: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Apr 5, 2017

Hawaii as a Sanctuary State; Reproductive Rights in the Legislature; Gerry Lopez Combines Surfing and Snowboarding

The Gerry Lopez Big Wave challenge is a snowboarding contest inspired by big wave surfing's most famous waves.
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Possible Backlash to ‘Sanctuary State’ Resolution: Clare Hanusz

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A non-binding resolution in the state legislature would ask state and local agencies not to cooperate with federal immigration authorities could incur backlash from the Trump Administration.

Intro Music: Liver Splash by The Meters

Outro Music: Field by Tycho

Surfing Big Waves on Snow: Gerry Lopez

Maui-native Ian Walsh competing in the Pro Surfer division at the 2014 Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge.
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The name ‘Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge’ might not conjure images of snowy mountains, but that is exactly where you will find it.

Intro Music: Where The Light Shines Through by Switchfoot

Outro Music: Five White Boys by Current Swell

Civil Beat Reality Check: Political Leadership Shakeup  

Current Speaker of the House Joe Souki, left, is a contender for the Lieutenant Governor position should Shan Tsutsui step down.
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Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui has announced hey may step down. Who could take his place?

Intro Music: James River Blues by Old Crow Medicine Show

Outro Music: Friendly Fire by Citizen Cope

Reproductive Rights at the Legislature: Ghazaleh Moayedi

Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi is an OB/GYN and fellow at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
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Obstetrician/Gynecologist Ghazaleh Moayedi gives us the rundown of several bills pertaining to women’s reproductive issues still alive at the legislature.

Outro Music: Cold Canary Gaslight by Marty O'Rielly & the Old Soul Orchestra

The Art of Lei Making: Elvrine Chow

A haku lei in the early stages of construction.
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The best lei are handmade by a loved one, but that is much easier said than done.

Intro Music: Low Tide Love by Tipling Rock

Outro Music: Paradise by Herb Ohta, Jr.