The Conversation: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Sep 6, 2017

DACA in Hawaii; Mapping Hawaii’s Tax Structure; Social Media Marketing    

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Hawaii’s DREAMers Gauge Effects of Repealing DACA

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Hundreds of young people in Hawaii have benefited from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA.

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Outro Music: Empire Reprise (feat. Sam Beaubien) by House Shoes

Hawaii’s Tax Structure

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The debate over rail funding highlighted the fact that Hawaii has a complicated system of taxes to fund state and county expenditures. A local tax expert explains the system to us.

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Civil Beat Reality Check

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Homeless families making the transition to rental housing, equipped with rental vouchers, are stepping into a hot rental market, coming up against landlords with little incentive to rent to them.      

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Former Olympian Supporting Childhood Literacy

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Gold medal Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi came has channeled her energies towards a new goal: encouraging people to read to kids.

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Outro Music: Dreams I Can't Control by Alscace Lorraine

Fundamentals of Social Media Marketing

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Participation in social media is no longer optional for a wide range of businesses, a fact of modern life that has caught a great many business operators by surprise.  

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Outro Music: Mr. Social Media by Mr. Social Media & the Likesa