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Education Bills; WWII Story of Heroism; SB1280


Wednesday, March 11th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Education Bills Update: Joan Lewis

Joan Lewis

Today the legislature is in recess. Yesterday, both the House and Senate continued to hear third readings of bills now transmitted to the chamber where they didn't originate. Included were several education- related bills, including companion bills to quantify student hours. Also crossing is a pair of bills authorizing annual bonuses for teachers who meet the criteria...and a House bill to create a pre-K program to be administrated by the executive office on early learning. Joan Lewis of the Hawaii State Teacher's Association joined us as the 2015 legislative session began with the union's wish list. She joined the show to compare it with the bills crossing over.

  • Intro Music:  Got To Give It Up by Marvin Gaye
  • Outro Music:  Hologram Grip by OBFUSC


WWII Story of Heroism: Dr. Della Peretti

Della Peretti

Dr. Della Peretti is an educator recently retired from the University of California at Berkeley who works with the Sousa Mendes Foundation. Ten members of her immediate family received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes as they escaped from France and Switzerland in 1940.  She will introduce the Saturday, March 14 showing of the film Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre

  • Intro Music:  Art of War by Quiet Hounds
  • Outro Music:  Skin On the Cacao by M. Walking On the Water


Car Sharing (Lyft, Uber) Bill: Keli`i Akina

Keli'i Akina

We've talked a lot about the changes brought to Hawaii by the sharing economy and maybe you've used a ride or accommodations sharing service since all the conversation has put the spotlight on those services. But for drivers getting their riders through Uber or Lyft, a bill passed out of the Senate yesterday may add additional requirements to their ability to continue to work. Keli'i Akina, is President of the think tank, Grassroot Institute, and says it's not the Lyft or Uber drivers who need more regulation, but the taxi companies which need less.

  • Intro Music:  Fun to Be Happy by Love Tractor
  • Outro Music:  Aeroplane – Original by Aeroplane
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