The Conversation: Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Agriculture Travel Restrictions; Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid; Humpback Whale Season Begins; Cesspool Hot Spots
Local Experts Advising Puerto Rico on Rebuilding Electrical Grid
As Puerto Rico begins rebuilding its electricity grid, leaders in transmission technology and renewable energy from around the country are being enlisted to help.
Intro Music: Westworld by Japancakes
Outro Music: The Alcoholic by Royksopp
USDA Travel Restrictions
There is a growing list of what you can and cannot bring on the airplane-- particularly when it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables that may bring some unexpected hitchhikers.
Intro Music: So You Want To Be A Rock n' Roll Star? by The Byrds
Outro Music: Vision One by Royksopp
State Releases High Priority Areas for Cesspool Upgrades
There are close to 90 thousand cesspools in Hawaii and there is growing pressure to convert them to something more environmentally friendly.
Outro Music: Annie I'm Not Your Daddy by Kid Creole and The Coconuts
Civil Beat Reality Check
Non-profit Social Workers in Hawaii are often in the same dire financial straits as the people that they are trying to help.
Outro Music: Seven by Fever Ray
Humpback Whale Season Begins
Humpback Whale season is upon us again, as thousands of the huge marine mammals make their way from polar waters to Hawaii in one of nature’s spectacular annual migrations.
Intro Music: Sutphin Boulevard by Blood Orange
Outro Music: Anything New by Bibio