The Conversation: Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Sep 11, 2018


Kawananakoa Hearing, Research Expedition to Northwestern Islands, Remembering 9/11 by Planting Trees, Opportunity for Runaways in Windward

Credit NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016



Kawananakoa Hearing


Credit Ryan Finnerty

Unfit or not? A circuit court judge hands down a ruling over whether Abigail Kawananakoa is capable of controlling her trust --it’s a sugar fortune that in part was intended to benefit Native Hawaiian groups.  

Intro music: Remember the Rain by Kadhja Bonet

Outro Music: Royals by Kalei Gamiao


Research Expedition to Northwestern Islands


Credit NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016

Among those intently watching the storm are scientists preparing for a research expedition out to the Northwest Hawaiian islands. Biologist Chris Kelley is planning to leave this week to begin charting a seamount in Papahanaumokuakea.

Intro music: Walkin in Hawkins by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein

Outro Music: Pay Phone by Honoka & Azita


Reality Check

Credit Wikimedia Commons

We checked in with our partners at Honolulu Civil Beat. Chad Blair joins with the latest on the strike vote that was taken by members of the hotel workers.

Outro Music: The Big Unknown









Remembering 9/11 by Planting Trees


Credit The Outdoor Circle

Most families and friends are marking this September 11th in quiet and personal ways. One of those that died that day was Christine Synder an arborist for the Outdoor Circle. Several trees were planted in her honor and are still thriving including a banyan that had to be relocated within Kapiolani Park. We talked to the Outdoor Circle’s Steve Mechler about remembering Christine Synder who had been attending a conference on the east coast and had just jumped on a return flight home to Hawaii.

Outro Music: Prelude from Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello by Yo-Yo Ma


Opportunity for Runaways in Windward



Working with runaway teens or homeless youth in Waikiki Carla Houser saw a void that desperately needed to be filled. About a month ago a new facility, a group home for teens, opened its doors in Windward Oahu. Call it project RYSE. Carla Houser joined us in the studio to talk about its early success.

Intro Music: Front Lines by Aphrodesia

Outro music: Suddenly by Drugdealer, Weyes Blood