The Conversation: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Jul 25, 2018

Local 5 Mortgage Trust Fund, Housing Solutions in Maui, Reality Check, The Long View, New Resolution on Fire Safety

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Local 5 Mortgage Trust Fund

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Our housing crisis weighs heavy across the state. This morning, Eric Gill, leader of the Hotel workers, joined us to talk about how Marriott Hotel may be warming to the idea of helping its employees through a housing trust fund.

Intro Music: Origin of Man by The Budos Band

Outro Music: I'm Gonna Join That One Big Union by Woody Guthrie


Housing Crisis: Maui

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HPR reporter Noe Tanigawa discusses Maui’s approach to the statewide housing crisis.

Intro Music: Mr. Franklin by Steve Gunn

Outro Music: House Rent Stomp by Big Bill Broonzy


Reality Check

HPR interns, Harrison Patino (left) and Savannah Harriman-Pote (right) joined Congressional District 1 candidates, Ed Case, Doug Chin, Beth Fukumoto, Kaniela Ing and Ernie Martin, for a photo prior to the forum at Hawai'i Public Radio
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This weekend candidates for Congressional District One gathered in HPR studios for a political forum. Today reporter Nick Grube from Honolulu Civil Beat brings us a story about those running for the office and their position along the ideological spectrum.

Outro music: Anything Could Happen by The Clean

The Long View

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On the Long View, analyst Neal Milner joins us as we chew on our problem of low voter turnout during election season.

Outro Music: Gimme Back My Vote by Seun Kuti

New Resolution on Fire Safety

Council Member Carol Fukunaga
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In light of the one-year anniversary of the Marco Polo high-rise fire, Council member Carol Fukunaga introduced a resolution asking the Fire Department to reassess its criteria for determining necessary fire safety improvements for high-rise buildings.

Intro Music: Duke of Iron by Gert Olie

Outro Music: Moe 'Uhane by Sonny Chillingsworth