The Conversation: How Will Coronavirus Impact The Global Economy?

Feb 10, 2020

Economic Impact of Coronavirus; Composting Efforts on Kauai; Plastic Finding its Way in Hawaii's Soil; Film Spotlights Transgendered in Tonga

Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Lots of handwringing as the number of new cases of the coronavirus continues to climb around the world. We take a look at what this could mean for the economy. Chris McNally is a senior adjunct fellow at the East-West Center and is on the faculty of Chaminade University. He sat down with us last week with the short and long term view.

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Composting Efforts on Kauai

HPR has been brining you a number of stories about trash and recycling in this new year. This morning we circle back to the issue of composting. Reporter Kuuwehi Hiraishi joins us live to talk about the efforts on the Garden Isle.

Plastic Finding its Way in Hawaii's Soil

Continuing our talk of composting, Honolulu Civil Beat is featuring a story today about plastics finding their way into our soil. Reporter Claire Caulfield joins us for our Reality Check. Click here to read the story.

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Film Spotlights Transgendered in Tonga

There's much ado about the Oscars and must see movies, but just around the corner are the GLAAD Awards. This year, two Hawaii filmmakers will be attending the Gala event in New York to see their film vie for recognition. The awards acknowledge projects which advance acceptance of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender community. Their film, "Leitis in Waiting," takes place in Tonga and spotlights the status of transgendered individuals in Tonga against a rising religious tide. Dean Hammer and Joe Wilson are the duo behind this creative endeavor.