The Conversation: Friday, September 28th, 2018

Sep 28, 2018

Law School Screens Kavanaugh Hearing; Digital Divide; Hawaii's Wood Show

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Shapes Hawaii’s Future Lawyers

The Senate Judiciary Committee spent nearly nine hours hearing testimony and asking questions. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh responded to allegations of sexual assault from his accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

At the University of Hawaii’s Richardson School of Law a group of law students watched the hearing live. HPR’s Ryan Finnerty was in attendance and has this report.

Outro Music: Offshore (Instrumental) by DJ Looky Lu


Bridging the Digital Divide

High tech and the ‘Digital Divide’ is the subject of talks this week by a visiting professor. Richard Tedlow is a business historian, an endowed professor at Harvard Law School and for the last several years has been at Apple University. He just retired from that post last month. He spoke at the UH law school and at the Shidler School of business about what lies ahead.

Outro Music: Bensusan by Michael Hedges

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Civil Beat Reality Check: Rail Funding

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit’s Board of Directors approve the concept of a public-private partnership to design and build the stretch through the central part of the city

Outro Music: The Woods (Acoustic) by Hollow Coves

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Hawaii’s Wood Show

Elegant whimsical and eye popping. That could describe the items you will see at Hawaii’s Woodshow. Andy Cole, is not only a woodworker, but one of the organizers of the exhibit. He stopped by earlier to chat up this year’s event. One of the showstoppers happens to be a dress made of Koa.