The Conversation: Friday, January 5th, 2018
Black Market For Diabetic Test Strips; State of Hawaii’s Bridges; Bug Wrangler James McCarthy
Black Market For Diabetic Test Strips
Glucose test strips for diabetes patients can cost between $15-20 per day. This has led to the rise of a secondary market in the strips, which are sometimes obtained illegally.
Into music: Hotel Illness by The Black Crowes
Outro Music: Hits Me Hard by Jon Lawless
State of Hawaii’s Bridges
The Hawaii State Department of Transportation has launched an online database to show the condition of roadways and bridges across the state.
Into music: Looking Glass by Little Dragon
Outro Music: Highway Under Construction by Gorillaz
Bug Wrangler and 12th Night from Singer-Songwriter James McCarthy
James McCarthy lives squarely within the troubadour tradition, where a singer and songwriter is expected to be a kind of messenger as well, with storytelling at the center of his art.
Intro music: Pohai Ke Aloha by Bryan Tolentino and Herb Ohta Jr.
Outro Music: Here We Come A-Wassailing by Carlyle Fraser
Civil Beat Reality Check
Hawaii barely has its medical marijuana dispensaries off the ground, now the news about the Trump administration is giving states the green light to prosecute marijuana cases.
Outro Music: Melatonin by A Tribe Called Quest
Kauai’s Dolphin Touch Wellness Center is built on the premise that we can learn a great deal from our cetacean counterparts.
Into music: Bring Your Adz by Jake Shimabukuro
Outro Music: Manyana by Freshlyground