The Conversation: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Nov 29, 2017

Republican Tax Plan Advances; Johnson Amendment Repeal; Prosecuting Agricultural Theft on Hawaii Island; Habitat Zone for False Killer Whales

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Republican Tax Plan Advances

Victor Geminiani is the founder and co-director of the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, and he’s here to look at the Republican tax bill and its possible effects on Hawaii.

Intro Music: Radioactivity by Damien Jurado, Richard Swift

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Johnson Amendment Repeal

The House version of the tax reform bill contains a provision that is troubling to many non-profit and faith-based organizations: a repeal of the Johnson Amendment.

Outro Music: Rainy Streets by Blue In Green

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Civil Beat Reality Check

Church of Latter Day Saints, which owns much of the land in Malaekahana through its economic arm, plans to build 500 new housing units in the area.

Intro Music: Tewe Tewe by Hapa

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Prosecuting Agricultural Theft on Hawaii Island

Agriculture plays a major role in the economy of Hawaii Island. But that industry has had a problem for years: theft

Outro Music: She Taught Me How to Fly by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

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Habitat Zone for Insular False Killer Whales

NOAA Fisheries is proposing to designate critical habitat in local waters for the main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale.

Intro Music: Sunrise by Herb Ohta, Jr.

Outro Music: End Credits (Wednesday Part 2) by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds