The Conversation: Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Dec 14, 2017

Homeless Youth; CHIP in Hawaii; Recovering MIA Americans; Tin Type Photography

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Homeless Youth Reluctant, Unable to Go to Shelters

Life for homeless kids in a struggle for survival is made more difficult by their status as minors. Laws are in place that make it difficult for them to sign themselves into shelters.

Intro Music: White Castle Blues Instrumental by The Smithereens

Outro Music: The Grit in the Pearl by Clark

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Department of Human Services Prepares for End of CHIP Funding

Congress has yet to renew funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides healthcare to kids in low-income families.

Intro Music: At The Station by Joe Walsh

Outro Music: Wandering Through Kunsthal by Teen Daze

DPAA 16-2VM Recovery Team 4 searches in Tay Ninh, Vietnam.
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Recovering Americans Missing in Action

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency uses a blend of cutting-edge science, international diplomacy, and public outreach to find, identify, and return Americans who have been lost in foreign wars.

Outro Music: Four Winds by Bright Eyes

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Civil Beat Reality Check

Hawaiian Airlines has a pivotal year ahead, facing the strongest competition it has had in many years, as SouthWest Airlines moves into the market.    

Outro Music: Hello Beauty by Funky DL

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Surf Photographer Joni Sternbach

Tintype images that date from the 1850’s have a beauty all their own -- a beauty that is celebrated in the work of photographer Joni Sternbach.

Outro Music: Surf Rider by The Lively Ones