The Conversation: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Aug 14, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines Expands Air Cargo Service, FBI recruitment for Linguistics, DPP Urban Oahu Development plan, FBI recruitment for Linguistics, HTY’s Filipino Folktales & Fables

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Credit Ryan Finnerty

Hawaiian Airlines Expands Air Cargo Service

If you’ve ever ordered anything online, you know that shipping to Hawaii can take a while. That is because the vast majority of goods in Hawaii came here on a ship. But the share delivered by air has been growing steadily for almost 30 years.

In fact, Hawaiian Airlines is the nation’s oldest air cargo carrier. It was issued the first-ever certificate for air freight back during World War Two. This week the company debuted a new fleet of inter-island cargo planes. The Conversation’s Ryan Finnerty was on hand to witness the first shipment being loaded.

Intro music:  Gypsy Woman by Joe Bataan

Outro Music: Sunday Waltz by Joey Alexander

DPP Urban Oahu Development plan

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The Department of Planning and Permitting has just kicked off a weeks’ worth of pop up outreach events and plans more over the next year. And there’s also an online survey. We sat down with Kathy Sokugawa acting Director of the City’s Department of Planning and Permitting to understand what’s at stake.

Intro music: Little Darling by Sweet Crude

Outro Music: Compass Point by Holy Ghost!

Reality Check

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We checked in with our partners at Honolulu Civil Beat. Most schools are back in session and Suevon Lee has a story about what public schools have been doing to recruit new teachers.

Intro music:  Do You Want to Know a Secret by Juice

Outro Music: Smell of Smoke by Ivey

FBI recruitment for Linguistics

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Speak Mandarin, Cantonese or Arabic? Have a sense of adventure? The FBI may be interested in having a conversation with you. The agency is making a big push to recruit linguists on a contract basis. FBI ‘s special agent Jason White dropped by our studios to talk about the opportunities to support the law enforcement mission.

Outro Music: Stull - Part 1 by Urge Overkill

HTY’s Filipino Folktales & Fables

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The islands of the Philippines offer a store of rich fables and folklore. Creator and director of “Our Stories” with Filipino Folktales & Fables,” Alvin Chan, shares with us what was involved in the process of putting the show together considering the nuances of a culture rich with stories across so many dialects.

Intro music: Katakataka by Eva Eugenio

Outro music: Carinosa by Pilita Corrales