The Conversation: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Bluefin Tuna; Local Sea Level Rise; Accessing Medical Cannabis
DLNR Seal Level Impact Report
The Department of Land and Natural Resources is working on its sea level rise, vulnerability and adaptation report due to the Legislature later this fall. It’s the first such assessment.
Intro Music: Call You Home by Kelvin Jones
Outro Music: Joan of Arc by Ricky Reed
Getting a Medical Cannabis Prescription
Medical cannabis has finally become available in Hawaii, and as it does more and more patients are signing up every day for a 329, a Hawaii-registered Medical-Marijuana card.
Intro Music: Drive My Car by Soulive
Outro Music: Privacy (Instrumental) by Quasimoto
Civil Beat Reality Check
Next week, Hawaii’s state lawmakers will meet for a special session to find a solution to fill the deficit of the ever more expensive rail project. Could the deal they strike mean hotels will get stuck with the tab?
Outro Music: No Growing (exegis) by The Olivia Tremor Control
Should Bluefin Tuna Be an Endangered Species?
Pacific Bluefin tuna will not be placed on the endangered species list. That decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is based on the estimation of over 1 million and a half bluefin in the wild; a population that environmental NGOs say is dangerously low.
Outro Music: You Da Best by S-Type
Why Are Kona’s Wells Failing?
Since January water users in North Kona have been under restrictions, with five of thirteen wells currently out of service.
Intro Music: Easy Money by Bruce Springsteen
Outro Music: Mission Creep by The New Mastersounds