The Conversation: Monday, November 27th, 2017
Big Island Coffee Bean Theft; Increase in Waikiki Violence; Public Sector Unions; My Mother Said, Watch Out for Those French Girls
Big Island Coffee Bean Theft
A mother and daughter duo who run a coffee farm in South Kona has fallen victim to of a string of recent thefts. Hundreds of pounds of raw coffee, worth thousands of dollars, has been taken straight from their trees under cover of darkness
Intro Music: You and Your Heart by Jack Johnson
Outro Music: Beautiful Scars by Blackie and The Rodeo Kings
Increase in Waikiki Violence
Waikiki has security challenges with a dense population, crowded streets, and a hospitality industry dependent on keeping those streets secure. A recent spate of violent incidents in Waikiki has focused attention on security issues there
Outro Music: Millenium Dodo - Instrumental Version by Atmosphere
Hawaii’s Senior Senator, Brian Schatz, finds himself in an awkward position -- one that has become a great deal more awkward in recent weeks. He’s a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics, a position that will soon force him to sit in judgment on his fellow Senator, and fellow Democrat, Al Franken, among others.
Outro Music: Preludes by Craig Finn
In Hawaii, when you go to work for the City or County, you sign up as a union member automatically, and pay dues accordingly. Why aren’t workers given a choice?
Outro Music: Two Note Swivel by Talking Heads
Local author Dan DeCarlo is in his late eighties, and he’s old enough to remember when a few pennies, earned shining shoes on the street, could set you up for the whole day. He never lost his sense of the value of a dollar, and the work it took to earn it, over the course of a life that has taken him around the world.
Intro Music: I Feel It Coming by The Weekend, Daft Punk
Outro Music: Beach Party by Air France