The Conversation: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Jan 16, 2018

Hawai'i Island's Response to False Alarm; Civil Engagement

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Hawai'i Island's Response to False Alarm 

Saturday morning's text message about an incoming ballistic missile had people looking to government for answers -- answers most of us did not get for a tense 38 minutes. We check in with Sherry Bracken, HPR’s Hawai’i Island reporter, about how emergency information flowed to the people of the Big Island.

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Citizen Engagement in Government

The 2018 Legislative session opens tomorrow. Our panel discussion today will focus on citizen engagement in government. And the question we’ll put to today’s panel: do we have a complete understanding of our ability, as citizens, to have an impact on the workings of government? 

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