The Conversation: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Aug 3, 2016

The Future of Ridesharing in Honolulu; Hawai‘i harmonica Society; Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Kirk Caldwell

Red Pencil Urchin in Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Reserve
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C&C Bill 36 – Regulating Lyft and Uber: Chelsea Wilson

Screenshot from the Lyft ridesharing app
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  Are casual rideshare drivers the same as taxi cab drivers? In essence, that’s the central question to the movement to regulate drivers for services like Uber and Lyft. It’s shown up at the Legislature and in City Council in different incarnations. The latest municipal effort passed put of committee and will be heard by the full council today. Which has Chelsea Wilson concerned; she is the senior policy communications manager for Lyft

Intro Music: Country Legend by PremiumTraX

Outro Music: 19 Something by Musical Creations

Hawaii Harmonica Society -- Robert Omura

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  It’s never too late to begin playing music, as any number of members of the Hawaii Harmonica Society. Most of them are retirees; none of them are professional musicians, but all of them have a love for what they’re doing. Robert Omura is the president and the conductor of the ensemble, and he’s here in our studio with his mouth organ.

Intro Music: Yesterday Once More by Minami Risa

Outro Music: Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Juan Alberto Chavez

Honolulu Mayoral Candidate: Kirk Caldwell

Incumbent Mayor Kirk Caldwell
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This week, we’ve spent time with each of the top three candidates for Honolulu Mayor. On Monday we spoke with Peter Carlisle and yesterday with Charles Djou. Today we talk with the man in the job and who would like to keep it, Kirk Caldwell.

Intro Music: Duetsche Welle Theme

Outro Music: Flying Carpet by Egba