The Conversation: Thursday, September 21st, 2017
HI-SEAS; Big island Tourism; Hana Flights
Brian Ramos is an electrical and biomedical engineer who has just emerged from an eight-month mission inside a simulated Martian habitat on Hawaii Islands, as part of the HI-SEAS, Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation program.
Intro Music: Ziggy Stardust (Instrumental) covered by Karl Golden
Outro Music: Martian by The Moxies
Hawaii Island probably takes the prize for sheer variety in what it offers the visitor. HPR’s Sherry Bracken is a longtime observer of Big Island tourism, and she’s on hand to review its attractions and its challenges.
Intro Music: Lust for Life by Iggy Pop
Outro Music: Beach Party by Air France
The latest sparks flew in a Honolulu Police Commission meeting yesterday, with Kealoha’s attorney accusing a Commission member of bias. At issue is Kealoha’s effort to get taxpayer funding for his legal defense against a lawsuit
The Hana Highway is a storied piece of Hawaii beauty. The winding ride from Kahului generally takes a couple of hours on a scenic drive. A quicker travel option is a flight of about 20 minutes. But there may be some complications with that route.
Intro Music: Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band
Outro Music: Dry The Rain by The Beta Band
Hawaii’s visitor industry is becoming more Hawaiian, offering tourists more in the way of authentic cultural exposure, and, even more importantly, investing in cultural tourism.
Intro Music: You're No One 'Til Someone Lets You Down by John Mayer
Outro Music: I'm Doing What I Do (Instrumental) by DJ Trapaholic