Hard Truths: The fight on Mauna Kea
On our latest installment of our Hard Truths series, we go inside the fight to build a $2.4-billion telescope on the highest mountaintop in Hawaii. For astronomers, it would mean the chance to answer deep questions about the universe. But for Indigenous Hawaiians, it would mean the desecration of sacred land.
Guests: Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, postdoctoral researcher and scientist at cooperative studies unit at the University of Hawai'i Hilo, and Axios' Miriam Kramer.
Credits: "Axios Today" is brought to you by Axios and Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Alex Sugiura is our sound engineer. Dan Bobkoff is our executive producer. Special thanks to Axios Space editor Miriam Kramer, executive editor Sara Kehaulani Goo and Hard Truths editor Michele Salcedo.