The Conversation: Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Micro Unit Affordable Rental Project; Salvinia Invasion on Kauai; Pilot André Borschberg; Antonio Carlos Jobim Tribute Concert
Micro Unit Affordable Rental Project
Hawaii has a problem with affordable housing. The lack of places to live within most residents’ price range has become a major challenge for communities across the islands. But the New York City development firm Bronx Pro Group LLC has successfully been constructing affordable rental units in New York’s sky-high real estate market and still turning a profit. They’re called micro-units and the firm is bringing them to the booming Honolulu neighborhood of Kaka’ako.
Intro Music: Englishman In New York (Spotify Sessions Version) by Sting
Outro Music: Rainy Streets by Blue In Green
It spreads easily, grows rapidly, and does a world of damage; Salvinia Molesta is an invasive aquatic plant that quickly forms a thick mat in fresh water that blocks out sunlight… There’s a serious infestation on Kauai.
Intro Music: Forest Spirit by Moniker
Outro Music: You Love Me by DeVotchKa
Hala Scale Comes to Maui
The fight against invasive species takes place along several fronts; on Maui, a tiny insect called the hala scale is threatening the hala tree, an indigenous plant with deep roots in Hawaiian culture.
Outro Music Fishing Blues - Instrumental by Atmosphere
Solar Powered Flight
Pilot André Borschberg, alone in his aircraft, flew for five days and nights over the Pacific, the longest leg of his team’s around-the-world journey. He and his flying partner, Andre Piccard, took turns piloting their one-of-a-kind aircraft, the Solar Impulse, on a 26-thousand miles circumnavigation of the globe powered entirely by the sun. The story of the Solar Impulse is told in a documentary being given its premiere this weekend at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
Intro Music: The Winner Is by Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa
Outro Music: Wilson Gets Religion by Jon Brion
Antonio Carlos Jobim Tribute Concert
The Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim was the best-known and most prolific of a generation of songwriters who revolutionized popular music in the 60’s with infectious melodies, a subtle but powerful rhythmic identity, and a seductive mood that quickly spread to cocktail lounges around the world. It’s a style and a mood that Sandy Tsukiyama knows well.
Intro Music: The Last Ones Standing by Tep No
Outro Music: Garota de Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim