The Conversation: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Nov 14, 2017

State Pensions on Path to Solvency; Challenges to COFA Immigrants; Making Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

Boys on Ulithi Atoll, Yap take stock of air dropped school supplies.
Credit U.S. Pacific Air Forces

Credit Pexels

State Employee Retirement System Funding

By current estimates, the ERS is some 12-billion dollars short of meeting its liabilities. But the fund's Director has a plan to rectify that situation.

Intro Music: New Mate by FigurineYou Got Me by The Generationals

Outro Music: That's Life, tho (almost hate to say) by Kurt Vile

Credit U.S. Pacific Air Forces

COFA Update Legal Aid Society

Recent years have seen immigration issues politicized as never before. That uncertainty has affected Hawaii’s Micronesian community, Legal Aid Society deal with immigration issues on a regular basis.

Intro Music: Guava Jam by The Sunday Manoa

Outro Music: Ocean by John Butler

Credit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Reality Check

Two hundred of the most violent and disruptive inmates from Nevada prisons are about to be shipped to Saguaro Correctional Center in Nevada.

Outro Music: Everyday by Rogue Wave

Credit Pixabay

Water Abundance X Prize

A team of young scientists from Hawaii is entering an international competition whose entrants are asked to pluck water from thin air. The competition for the Water Abundance X Prize is an effort to harness innovation and apply it to one of the world’s most critical problems before it’s too late.

Outro Music: Morning Dew - Radio Mix by Nora En Pura