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The Conversation: Friday, August 26th, 2016

Outlook for Wahiawa General; Musical Tour of South America; Affordability of Public Universities; Hawaiian Land Trust

The Conversation: Thursday, August 25th, 2016

USGS Study of Black Band Coral Disease; Production of "The Best Man"; New Rules for Interacting with Spinner Dolphins; Community Gardening

Town Square: To Assign (Or Not Assign) Homework

Maybe this is the scene at your house: it's 11:15 PM and your middle or high school student is still working on the day's assignments. By the time she's finished, she'll get six or so hours of sleep...and start the next day tired. With sleep-deprived kids at school, little family time and afternoons dominated by sports and other activities, many teachers and parents question the place homework has in children's lives. To assign or not to assign homework today on Town Square.

The Conversation: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Evolution of Our Response to Terror; Oahu Trivia Champs; MADD's Legislative Agenda; Unifying Cultures Through Ethnobiology

The Conversation: Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Returning to Business After Hep-A; New Hawaii Crime Thriller; Extension of the Emergency Homelessness Proclamation; Talking Hula on Maui Bouncing Back to Profitability After Hep-A: Gregg Fraser We now know that sea scallops packaged in the Philippines led to the outbreak on Hepatitis A in Hawaii, with the majority of the 206 cases being on Oahu. The products have since been recalled. While that information released from the state Department of Health last week puts an end to the search for the source, it's just part of the rebound process of the restaurants where an employee had been diagnosed with Hep A. That would include some like a Baskin Robbins ice cream shop where scallops are clearly not on the menu. We called back Gregg Fraser, head of the Hawaii Restaurant Association to get an update on how the affected restaurants are trying to bounce back. Intro Music: Blusette by Toots Thielmans Outro Music: Dollar Underwater by Moonlit Sailor Legal mystery novel, Land Sharks: Author

Bytemarks Café: STEAM Education

Today on Bytemarks Café, we've heard educators modify STEM to STEAM to include science, technology engineering ART & math. We'll find out how several science organizations incorporate an artist in residence and what that brings to the program.

The Conversation: Friday, August 19th, 2016

Interim HART Leadership; Team India Polo; Succulent Kokedama Design . HART Leadership Reorganization: Mike Formby Oahu residents have already been on a long journey with rail, but in recent months they seem to be reconciled to finishing the beleaguered project, even as confidence in leadership had substantially eroded. With yesterday's resignation by HART CEO, Dan Grabauskas, a new leader takes over today, albeit temporarily, to bridge the project until a permanent CEO is hired. That task falls to Honolulu Director of Transportation Services and now former HART board member, Mike Formby. Intro Music: Privacy (Instrumental) by QuasimotoOutro Music: Gilded Age by Lotus India Polo: Vikram Singh Sodhi Hawaii has become an international destination for the sports of kings, as polo players from around the world converge on O'ahu's North Shore to take on local teams in an ideal setting. Vikram Singh Sodhi is one of those who have come a long way — in his case from his native India to lead a

The Conversation: Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Experienced Teacher Turned Down by DOE; Learning Polynesian Wayfinding; The Future of A&B Land on Maui Teacher's Experience Applying for DOE: Patricia Wells Earlier this week, we spoke with Hawaii State Teachers Association president Corey Rosenlee about the proposal to give DOE leaders a raise. In our conversation he talked again about the hundreds of classrooms without a teacher or one qualified to teach the subject for which they were assigned Afterward we heard from a woman who questioned how earnest the DOE really was in hiring qualified teachers. She was one with a valid out of state teachers certificate good through July 2019. It lists her certification in six areas: Biology, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Elementary Education K-6, Physical Education and Reading. and she has a master's degree. She told us she wasn't hired. Intro Music: Superstition by Stevie Wonder Outro Music: I Knew You by Seeing Hands Apprentice Navigator: Austin Kino There's only one

Town Square: The 1st State Environment Report

A consortium of 17 organization has come together to produce Hawaii's first State of the Environment report, called He Lono Moku. The report tackles three main areas: freshwater security, renewable energy and community-based marine management. This week's panel brings together experts in those areas to discuss this year's report.

The Conversation: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Pay Raise for DOE Administrators; 2016 Greek Festival; From The Farm; Ho'olaule'a In Hana Pay Raises for DOE Administrators: Corey Rosenlee This morning the Board of Education will consider a request from Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. Her reasoning to give 20 leadership members a 4 point 5 percent pay raise is to be consistent with the adjustment given to educational officers as of July 1; and to recruit and retain quality senior leaders... the deputy superintendent, six assistant superintendents and 15 complex-area superintendents. The total amount involved would amount to a little more than 143 thousand dollars. So how are teachers reacting to the ask? Wallet Hub Bullying Index: Jill Gonzales Some news that may bring a little relief to a lot of parents and kids: in the Wallethub list ranking bullying, Hawaii is in the bottom 10. Jill Gonzalez is Wallethub spokesperson and joins us now with the details. Intro Music: Drinkee by Sofi Tukker Outro Music: Dream Seeker by Keiko Matsui

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