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The Conversation: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Daniel Ramirez

Honolulu Council Chair on Rail; Food Innovation; History of Kakaako

Honolulu City Council Thoughts on Rail Financing

Ron Menor

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The interests of the City and County of Honolulu and the neighbor islands have rarely seemed as far apart as they have during the ongoing debate over funding for the Honolulu Rail Project

Intro Music: Big In Japan by Alphaville

Outro Music: The Great London Traffic Warden Massacre by Morcheeba

Food Innovation with ‘Eat, Think, Drink’

Lou Cooperhouse

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The Hawai‘i Agriculture Foundation has brought a food-industry innovation leader to Hawaiiwith the hope that his global experience with start-ups, family run companies, and innovation in the food sector would find some traction here.

Intro Music: Yegelle Tezeta by Mulatu Astatke

Outro Music: TV Dinners by ZZ Top

Civil Beat Reality Check

Nick Grube

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Honolulu City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro

The Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office has pointed with pride to its Makiki Safe House, located in a building whose purchase is nowbeing looked at by a federal grand jury.  At issue is the million-dollar profit the building’s owner, described as a politically active real estate investor, made on the sale.

Outro Music: The Beginning After The End by Stars

A Brief History of Kakaako

Marsha Gibson

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Marsha Gibson, spent part of her childhood in Kaka‘ako in the late ‘50’s, and has written a popular conversational history of the area, 'Kaka‘ako As We Knew It' out on Mutual Publishing.

Outro Music: Move Your Body (Tony Selectah Remix) by Sammy Bananas

Developing Hawaii’s Creative Sector

Georja Skinner

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Creative Lab Hawaii builds a bridge between the artist and the outlets who can publish their work commercially.

Intro Music: Shipwreck by Rich Robinson

Outro Music: Policy of Truth by Depeche Mode

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