The Conversation: Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Dec 6, 2017

After Action Review of 2017 Point in Time Count; USS Bowfin; Citizen Engagement in 2017

The crew of USS Bowfin at the conclusion of World War Two.
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After Action Review of 2017 Point in Time Count

The annual Point in Time Count of Oahu’s homeless population provides the data on which much of local government policy is based, and the 2017 survey is the most comprehensive one to date.

Intro Music: Juicy Lucy by Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

Outro Music: Life's A Beach by Django Django

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The Long View: Citizen Engagement in 2017

Citizen engagement in government, as measured by such things as the number of e-mails and phone calls to Congressional offices and attendance at Congressional district town meetings, went way up after the Presidential election, but the numbers have declined in recent months.

Intro Music: Midnight Walk by Elvin Jones

Outro Music: Arthur's Song - Instrumental Version by Atmosphere

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Civil Beat Reality Check

As the need for public transit on Oahu increases, ridership on theBus, which was once regarded as one of the best systems of its kind in the country, is declining. The numbers reflect a national trend. They also raise questions about the future effectiveness of Honolulu’s yet-to be-completed rail system.

Outro Music: Only Love by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

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USS Bowfin Marks 75 Years

The nation will mark the Pearl Harbor anniversary tomorrow as the day in 1941, it entered the Second World War. But there’s another day to commemorate: the day the USS Bowfin, the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” was christened, a year to the day after the attack.

Outro Music: Submarines by The Lumineers