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The Conversation: Monday, August 28th, 2017

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Rail Finance; Political Dog Whistles; Molokai Community Plan

Special Session and Rail Finance

Randy Roth and Cliff Slater

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Part of the working agreement state lawmakers have apparently reached to fund Honolulu’s rail project includes an audit and annual financial reviews. Those would be done by the state and our guests this morning say that is a terrible idea.

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Outro Music: 30,000 Ft. by Blue Healer

History of Political Dog Whistles

Ian Haney Lopez

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President Donald Trump has been accused of sending a “dog whistle” signal of support to white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. The author of “Dog Whistle Politics” explains what a dog whistle is and how it has been used in American politics.

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Outro Music: The Fly (Lounge Mix) by U2

Civil Beat Reality Check

Rui Kaneda

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So-called “sit-lie” bans aimed at the homeless have always been problematic. However, the City and County of Honolulu has doubled down on the strategy.

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Molokai Community Plan

Colleen Uechi

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Residents of Molokai are being given the opportunity to weigh in on that island’s Community Plan, which will guide development and budget priorities for the coming decade.

Outro Music: Living In The Country by Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon

Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
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