The Conversation: Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Sep 20, 2018

Short Term Rentals; Humpback Whale Count; Kalakaua Exhibit; Edge of Paradise

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Planning Commission Rejects Short Term Rental Regulations

All this month, the Honolulu Planning Commission has been getting residents’ feedback on several proposed measures to regulate short term rentals on Oahu. With overwhelmingly negative feedback from both sides of the issue, councilmembers voted to reject the bills. But that isn’t the end of the matter.

Intro Music: Collective Malaise by Plantrae

Outro Music: Memories of You by The Gabe Baltazar Quartet

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NOAA Begins Humpback Whale Count

What’s up with our humpback whales? That’s the question that started to be asked as reports began trickling in across the Pacific that maybe the numbers were smaller than in previous whale watching seasons. We talked to Ed Lyman with the NOAA’s National Marine Whale Sanctuary on Maui about what he was hearing and seeing out in the field.

Outro Music: Gone Gone Gone by Kalei Gamiao

Several homes at the back of Wikao Street in Mililani are threatened by eroding hills, but all the residences in a community association are being required to pick up the tab to mitigate the situation.
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Civil Beat Reality Check: Bullying Lawsuit

A neighborhood in Mililani is grappling with the large financial cost of dealing with the threat from a potential landslide. Blaze Lovell has the story.

Outro Music: Think Differently (Instru.) by Wu-Tang Clan

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King Kalakaua Exhibit at Honolulu Art Museum

Around this time last week the Honolulu Museum of Art was planning to open the King Kalakaua exhibit. But it was put off because of the threat of Hurricane Olivia. It was rescheduled this past Saturday-- Kamaiana Day. We were on hand as the museum opened its doors.

Curator Healoha Johnston says it was a joint effort by the Hawaii State Achieve, Bishop museum, the State museum and Iolani Palace to tell a story of an era in one place.

Outro Music: Ka Moi Kalakaua by John King

A photograph taken from Taylor Camp.
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“The Edge of Paradise”

Taylor Camp. It’s the name of Kauai’s hippie community in the 1960’s. A documentary about it has now been updated and renamed. It debuted on the Garden Isle and now heads to the Big Island.

Outro Music: Who Knows Where the Time Goes by Fairport Convention