The Conversation: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Jun 14, 2017

Possible Brain Harm from Moderate Drinking; Hawaii Honeybee Comeback; Bishop Museum’s Way Ahead

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UH Honeybee Project Helps Bees Make a Comeback: Ethel Villalobos  

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Managed colonies of Hawaii honeybees have come back from the destruction of the varroa mite, where a decade ago the blood-sucking pest threatened Hawaii’s bees.

Intro Music: Mr. Maybe by Foreseeable Futures

Outro Music: Mr. Saturday Night by Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

Bishop Museum Update: Cissy Farm

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Hawai'i's Bishop Museum is home to the largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts in the world, with a distinguished history of research contributing to knowledge about the entire Pacific.

Intro Music: I A'int Hiding by The Black Crowes

Outro Music:  Sky Blue by Blazo

Civil Beat Reality Check

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High-end locations on Oahu are benefiting from a federal immigrant investor program, but those are not the areas the program is meant to support.

Outro Music:  Red Lights by Brian Fallon

Possible Harm from Moderate Alcohol Consumption: Bill Haning   

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A new study by the University of Oxford and University College London found that compared to nondrinkers, moderate consumers were three times more likely to develop impaired function in the part of the brain that processes memory and spatial orientation.  

Outro Music: Mister Myriad by Jason Nolan

Honolulu Botanical Gardens: Joshlyn Sand

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe.
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Honolulu Botanical Gardens are a series of five separate gardens around Oahu that are all open to the public.

Intro Music: Big Fresh by SPAWTS

Outro Music:  Gardening at Night by R.E.M.