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Raising Tobacco Sale Age; Empty Bowl Hawaii; HELOCs Resetting; Rodeo on Kauai

Empty Bowl Hawaii

Thursday, March 12th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Public Health Impact of Raising the Age of Sale of Tobacco to 21: Jessica Yamauchi

Jessica Yamauchi

Two bills to raise the age of sale of tobacco continue to advance in the Legislature and this morning they got some help. The Institute of Medicine released a report about the public health impact should 21 become the legal age to purchase tobacco. The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii will also get some help to make the case to lawmakers next Wednesday when over 100 teens and young adults will make the rounds at the Capitol for kick butts day. Jessica Yamauchi is the Executive Director of the Coalition and she joined us in our studio this morning.

  • Intro Music:  El Pico by Ratatat
  • Outro Music:  Blankets of Night by Hammock

Empty Bowl Hawaii: Tricia Beaman

Tricia Beaman

Tricia Beaman is a coordinator of the 4th Annual Empty Bowl Hawai’i -- Saturday, April 11 at 445 + 449 Cooke St. and Agora in Honolulu’s Kaka'ako neighborhood.     It’s presented by the Hawai’i Potters’ Guild and is a benefit for Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels.

  • Intro Music:  Awake by Tycho
  • Outro Music:  Elegy by Balmorhea


Realty Trac on HELOCs Resetting Report: Daren Blomquist

Daren Blomquist

If you purchased or refinanced your home during the housing bubble's peak years of 2005 through 2008, and your home is still underwater, this next conversation is for you... HELOCs - Home equity lines of credit - on thousands of homes in Hawaii will reset starting this year. That could mean a higher monthly payment and that's especially not good news for properties with a combined loan to value ratio of all outstanding loans secured by the property of 125 percent or higher. RealtyTrac released its first-ever U.S. HELOC Resetting Report. Vice President and spokesperson, Daren Blomquist, is back with a look at what this means for Hawaii compared to other states.

  • Intro Music:  Human – Tin Tin (Out Mix) by Pretenders
  • Outro Music:  Ketto by Bonobo


Western Rodeo on Kauai: Jimmy Miranda

Jimmy Miranda

You don’t have to get far from Hawaii’s urban areas before you’re in horse country, and, as we well know, the islands have a long and proud paniolo tradition.   It’s strong enough that Hawaii has its own chapter of the American Cowboys Team Roping Association… which is sponsoring a series of free events in Poipu, Kauai, starting this weekend.   Jimmy Miranda of CJM Stables in Poipu is putting them together, and he joined us this morning by phone.

  • Intro Music:  Waiomina by Leabert Lindsey
  • Outro Music: Big Rusty Nail by Saloon Pilots
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