The Conversation: Friday, January 26th, 2018
Hawaiian Language Court Controversy; New Ocean Management Tool; Kawainui Marsh Master Plan; Place and Culture Forum
The State of Hawaii does employ a Hawaiian language translator for use in courts. However, these services are only guaranteed for defendants who do not speak fluent English.
Into Music: 50 Lashes by Floating Action
Outro Music: Sunrise by Childish Gambino
Some residents of Kailua on Oahu’s windward coast who have been vocal about the changing character of the beach town worry that a plan to manage development and conservation around the Kawainui/Hamakua Marsh will draw even more tourists to the area. DLNR held a recent community meeting to get more feedback and to clarify any misconceptions people might have.
Into Music: Can't Hide by Whethan, Ashe
Outro Music: Young Man by David Wax Museum
The Hawaii Office of Planning Coastal Zone Management Program has launched the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan Dashboard. It is an online resource that will help gather public input on the state of Hawaii’s oceans, and the condition of its coastal zones.
Into Music: Black Market by Weather Report
Outro Music: Painting (Masterpiece) by Lewis Del Mar
Maui has experienced a string of recent drownings; six in ten days. Two of the victims were wearing full-face masks; focusing attention on whether that design that deserves a second look.
Outro Music: Without You by Anderson Paak
A forum is being held this weekend at the East West Center called “Identity and Place: Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage in the Hawaiian Islands.” It plans to highlight the societal contributions of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island populations.
Into Music: You Don't Write by Ka'au Crater Boys
Outro Music: Sonnetanz by Klangkarussell