The Conversation: Monday, March 20th, 2017
East-West Center Under Threat; Medical Aid to Dying; Solar Storage on Kauai
Lawyer and Hawaii State Representative Marcus Oshiro shares his legal concerns over SB1129, which would create a legal option for assisted suicide in Hawaii.
Intro Music: Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry
Outro Music: Ten Cent Pistol by The Black Keys
Kauai Island Utility Co-Op has partnered with Tesla to implement the first utility-scale solar energy battery storage project.
Intro Music: Sun In An Empty Room by The Weakerthans
Outro Music: Solar by Banda Do Mar
It is increasingly easy to get animals of all species certified as Emotional Support Animals, which has some neighbors rather unhappy.
Intro Music: Aisle 7 by Private Island
Outro Music: Shakedown by Valerie June
President Trump’s initial budget proposal shows bug cuts to the State Department, and no funds for Honolulu’s East-West Center.
Outro Music: The Resistance Man by Little Glass Men
Horses are not native to Hawaii and getting them here wasn’t easy. Veterinarian Billy Bergin chronicles that history in his new book.
Intro Music: Mustang Sally (Instrumental) by The Commitments
Outro Music: Shimmy Shimmy Ya by Ol' Dirty Bastard