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The Conversation: Friday, September 1st, 2017

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Special Session Wrap-Up; Containing Public Works Costs; Lihue Architecture

Special Legislation Session Wrap-Up

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Wayne Yoshioka

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Senate President Ron Kouchi (podium) briefed the news media with supporters, U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Ways and Means Committee chair, Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and House Speaker Scott Saiki.

The Honolulu Rail project will be funded, at least for the moment, thanks to a bill that is about to pass at the State Legislature. But is the issue settled?

Intro Music: Ringo by Atmosphere

Outro Music: These Days by Dr. Dog

Containing Costs on Public Works Projects

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Tom Diersbock

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A $4 billion bridge project in New York State was recently completed on-time and on-budget thanks to a contracting method called Design-Build.

Intro Music: From Now On by Delta Spirit

Outro Music: This Is What You Came For (Instrumental) by Calvin Harris, Rihanna

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Patti Epler

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How do you explain racial hatred, or unreasoning hatred of any kind, to children? Civil Beat reporter Suevon Lee went into the classroom to find out.   

Intro Music: Karibu - Radio Edit by Lago

Modern Architecture in Lihue

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Tonia Moy and Bill Chapman

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Two local architecture experts explore the 20th Century Modernist style of Lihue town on Kauai.

Intro Music: Bottom Of The World by Alejandro Escovedo

88 Block Walks

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Adele Balderston

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Adele Balderston is a place-based storyteller from Kailua who is telling the rapidly changing story of Kaka’ako.

Intro Music: Silver Sun by moe.

Outro Music: Flicker (Instrumental Version) by Atmosphere

Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture, and ideas for Hawai'i Public Radio. Noe began working in news at WQXR, the New York Times' classical station in New York City, where she also hosted music programs from 1990-94. Prior to New York, Noe was a music host in jazz, rock, urban contemporary, and contemporary and classic Hawaiian music formats in Honolulu. Since arriving at HPR in 2002, Noe has received awards from the Los Angeles Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists Hawai'i Chapter, and an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for coverage of the budget process at the Hawai'i State Legislature. Noe holds a Masters in Painting from UH Mānoa. She maintains an active painting practice, and has recently returned from a 2015 residency with the U.S. Art in Embassies program in Palau. Noe is from Wailupe Valley in East O'ahu.
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