The Conversation: Wednesday, August 28th, 2018

Aug 28, 2018

Hawaii Island Update: Storm Recovery, Still Life Books & Vinyl, Coral Reef Health, Gypsy 808

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Hawaii Island Update, Storm Recovery


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Hurricane Lane’s effects linger, and officials work to get a handle on the damage left behind to roads and highways. We talked to Mayor Harry Kim this morning about what his team has learned so far.

Intro music: Smalltown Boy by St. Project


Still Life Books & Vinyl


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Among the many businesses impacted by Hurricane Lane is a used bookstore and music owner. Royce Wilson is grateful for his friends who have come to his rescue and who are starting a go fund me page as the shop owner and his landlord do not have flood insurance. Wilson is frustrated that he can’t stop the water seeping through concrete walls in the building. His landlord has sump pumps going and the Fire Dept has helped to reduce the flooding but he is frustrated that he can’t file a claim for damages just yet.

Intro music: Eyes Be Closed by Washed Out

Outro Music: Lost, A Father's Lament by Steve Pulvers


Reality Check

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We checked in with our partners at Honolulu Civil Beat. Chad Blair joins us with the latest developments in the struggle over control of  Abigail Kawananakoa’s trust.



Coral Reef Health


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A team of scientists are gathering at the East-West Center today to talk about our crisis coral and the need to stage an intervention. To some it’s “Doctor Doolittle meets CSI” because researchers believe they can’t just document the change on the reefs, they have to act to save them. We talked to Bob Richmond director of the UH Kewalo Marine Laboratory who is part of the Council of reef experts about the meeting. Richmond is also to speak at a meeting next month on Maui hosted by the Maui Nui Resource Council.

Outro Music: Cantaloupe Island by World Electric Band


Atherton Concert: Gypsy808


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Hot club music! It’s all about swing time and something called gypsy jazz. Gypsy 808 will have you kicking up your heels or tapping on the table. They’ll be playing here at HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday night at 7:30 pm.

Intro music: Big Country by Egar Meyer, Bela Fleck and Mike Mars