The Conversation: Monday, July 31st, 2017
Diversity Visa Lottery; Hawaii Island Homeless; Saving Corals
Diversity Visa Lottery: Clare Hanusz
Families have welcomed the recent opinion by the Supreme Court letting stand most of Circuit Judge Watson’s order augmenting bona fide familial ties. But for winners of the green card or diversity visa lottery, proving a bona fide relationship could be more difficult.
Intro Music: Don't Owe You A Thang by Gary Clark Jr.
Outro Music: Jumbo Jet by Shout Out Louds
Hawaii County Homelessness Update: Lance Niimi
Hawaii County has moved up the date of the police sweep to relocate homeless people camping at the Old Kona Airport.
Intro Music: Wild Night (Instrumental Version) by The O'Neill Brothers Group
Outro Music: Diamonds by Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
Civil Beat Reality Check
An Oahu Leeward valley represents a cultural heritage to those now pushing to preserve it from the threat of development.
Outro Music: Bedside Dictionary by Self Talk
Engineering Corals to Survive Warmer Oceans: Rachel Levin
Scientists and researchers are trying to genetically augment a protective quality of the algae that live symbiotically with coral.
Outro Music: Livin' Easy by Jesus Sons
Try Your Hand as Chair of the Federal Reserve: Jody Hoff
The San Francisco Fed has come up with a game to help explain the impact of interest rate decisions on the economy. It’s called “Chair the Fed”--where you get to set interest rates--and see the impact of your decision on the economy.
Intro Music: Friends by SIBA
Outro Music: Fifteen by Goldroom