The Conversation: Monday, September 24th, 2018

Sep 24, 2018

Recycling and China; MIA Identified; Okinawan Pigs; Territorial Airwaves

Credit Keesler Air Force Base

Aluminum cans are collected, crushed and bailed in preparation for shipment to a processing center.
Credit Keesler Air Force Base

How China is Reshaping Recycling Worldwide

Recycling is a practice that helps the environment, but it’s also a business.  That business has become more complicated in recent months, especially for those of us living in Hawaii.

We’re going to be taking a closer look at several issues involving recycling this week--and tomorrow we’d like to hear from you. But today we start with a look at a major event that has changed the nature of recycling everywhere--including here in Hawaii.

This part of the story starts in China, which earlier this year stopped accepting exports of trash. The impact has been felt around the world.

Intro Music: Save The Planet by Jack Mala

Outro Music: Recycled Air by The Postal Service

Charles McDaniel Jr. holds his father's dog tag that was returned by North Korea along with his father's bones.
Credit Ryan Finnerty

Father Lost in Korea Comes Home After 68 Years

Charles McDaniel Junior was only 3 years old when his father went missing in action during the Korean War. Charles McDaniel Senior was one of two Americans identified from the remains that were recently returned to US soil from North Korea.

The younger McDaniel, who is a retired army chaplain, was on hand for a ceremony held at Honolulu’s National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to mark National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

Intro Music: Caroline by The Babies

Outro Music: Let It Be by Kobor Gales

The proposed constitutional amendment is already one of the most contentious issues to go before voters in the 2018 election.
Credit Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Civil Beat Reality Check: Bullying Lawsuit

Civil Beat reporter Suevon Lee takes a closer look at the battle lines drawn over a question that will appear on the ballot in November. The question centers on the use of property taxes to fund public schools.

Outro Music: Gumball Machine Weekend by Yppah

A pair of pigs catch their footing aboard the USS Owen.
Credit Jon Itomura / Shinyei Shimabukuro

Remembering Pigs from the Sea

In September 1948, 536 pigs were delivered to Okinawa by the U.S. Navy as part of a World War II recovery effort that was spearheaded by the local Okinawan community here in Hawai'i.

Outro Music: Piggies by The Beatles

Harry B Sorio Jr
Credit Territorial Airwaves

40th Anniversary of Territorial Airwaves

There is a milestone in Hawaii radio history this year. Harry B Sorio Jr., the host of Territorial Airwaves, is preparing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the radio show of vintage music  from the 1920’s on up.

Intro Music: Kings and Aces by The White Album

Outro Music: O Re by Orchestra Mikrokosmos, Tosca