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DOE on Gun Safety and Shooter Drills; Big Island Solar Update; DoD Report on False Missile Alert


It has been just over a month since the State of Hawaii erroneously issued an incoming missile alert. A report from Deputy Adjutant General Kenneth Hara about how to move forward is forthcoming. So today we assembled a panel of experts to address Hawaii’s disaster readiness. What did the January 13 missile alert teach us? What changes need to be made?

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SNAP Under Threat; Epigenetics and Health; Girls in STEM; Guitarist Andy Kimbel

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will hear about a new co-working space off the beaten path in Wahiawa.

The new space is called Pineapple Crate and is located in Whitmore Village. Entrepreneurs now have a business friendly place outside of urban Honolulu. 

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Monster Homes; Synthetic Experiences and Pop Culture; Local Study on Depression; International Graduate Student Conference

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Hotel Workers Union on Cell Phone Use; Transforming American Healthcare; Hawaii State Board on Geographic Names; Hawaii Theatre for Youth’s Kinolau

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Less than two months into 2018, ten people have already died from drowning on Maui. Our panel today explores issues of ocean safety including lifeguard staff size, visitor outreach, training, and more. 


Prediabetes. It's on the road to a serious problem, but it can be stopped. Diabetes prevention programs have been proven to work. So what's the secret? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will discuss lifestyle changes that actually work.

National Park Service

The “Button Pusher” Speaks; Expert Assessment of HI-EMA; Lava Tour Hazards; HOT Daughter of Regiment

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Lack of affordability, convoluted permitting process, monster homes, and more. There is no shortage of challenges in addressing Hawaii’s housing market. Today’s panel will explore those challenges, their causes, and possible solutions.

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Restricting Missile Alert Authority; Indigenous Rights Lawyer; Local Effects of Nuclear Testing; Remembering Plantation Life

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will talk about the resurgence of breadfruit, or ulu, as a natural food source in Hawaiʻi.

They'll find out how the Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is using agro-forestry techniques to re-establish Hawaiʻi's breadfruit crop.

Hawaii Department of Education

Consumer Alerts from Federal IRS; Milken Educator Award Winner; Net Neutrality Executive Order; Honolulu Wastewater Study and Cesspool Conversion; 

U.S. Air Force

Continuing Resolutions and Military Readiness; H-Power Waste Ash; Paratransit Emergency Planning; Local Disney Writer


Getting older can mean retiring from work, but it can also mean the beginning of our second act in life. And there are some great ways to maximize our experience while staying active and maintaining our health. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a local sociologist on the resources out there to help all of us create an exciting encore to our busy working lives. 

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‘Olelo Channel Slam; Tolerance of Mediocrity; Emergency Planning for Hospitals; The Caucasian Chalk Circle

U.S. Pacific Command

Public Safety Committee Reaction to EMA Mistake; Former Hawaii State Civil Defense Vice Director

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will explore ways to reinvent education and whether artificial intelligence can pave the way. Joining the guys will be Mid-Pacific Institute's Brian Dote and renowned educational philanthropist Ted Dintersmith to explore whether A.I. can put Hawaii students on the path to most likely succeed.

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Lieutenant Governor Succession; Bail Reform; Ala Wai Dredging; Joshua Kaye on Piano

Bracing for Flu Season; Peace Corps Prep; HI-EMA Review; Pineapple Powder; Fights & Delights  

U.S. Army

The Special Relationship; SECDEF in Hawaii; Diet for a Hot Planet; Defunding Public Daycare; Project Based Learning

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Most of what we do in medicine today has been studied through years of investigations - the best treatment options for what we know. But how come we advance medicine even further in the future? Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert about how important funding is for research right here in the islands and throughout the country.

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Hawaiian Language Court Controversy; New Ocean Management Tool; Kawainui Marsh Master Plan; Place and Culture Forum

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School Choice: New and Old Ideas in Education


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  Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will talk to a couple of the teams that won at the recent AGathon.

They'll talk about how Hawaiʻi's first "ag hackathon" brought together members of the tech community to help solve some of the most challenging problems of the state's agriculture industry.

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Hawaii’s Education Economy; Democracy After the Trump Era; Kapiolani Park; Turnaround Arts Program

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2018 Homeless Survey; Education Philosophy; Hotel Disaster Preparedness; Freddie Miranda Jr.


2018 State of the State; Affordability of Solar Batteries; Revival of Canceled Solar Projects; Hound of the Baskervilles

The Body Show: Flu!

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Heard about the flu epidemic? Well if you haven't, trust us it's here. Yearly influenza infections are rising, and no one wants to be the next one to get it. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about the best way to avoid getting sick and what to do when everyone else around you seems to be infected. 


FEMA’s Wireless Alert System; Local Scientist Selected for NASA Mission; ADA Compliant Websites; Pianist Joyce Yang