The Conversation: Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Bracing for Flu Season; Peace Corps Prep; HI-EMA Review; Pineapple Powder; Fights & Delights
Hawaii Prepares for Flu Season
This year’s flu season has been especially severe on the Mainland United States, with multiple deaths reported. Cases there are peaking, which means peak flu in Hawaii is still a few weeks away.
Into Music: Bad Decisions by Two Door Cinema
Outro Music: Sunshine (The Knocks Remix) by POWERS
Hawaii has one of the highest rates of Peace Corps participation in the country. A program at the University of Hawaii helps prepare students for service in the Cold War-era program that still thrives today.
Into Music: The Vandenburgh Sweet by The New Mastersounds
Outro Music: Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place) by Perpetual Groove
Civil Beat Reality Check
Owning oceanfront property has always been a risky proposition. Now a new danger has emerged. Not only is sea level rise a physical threat to those properties, it may also be a legal hazard.
Outro Music: The Exclusive (Instrumental) by Quasimoto
Hawaii Emergency Management Mishap Governor's Report
Governor Ige released information about the false missile alert including a review of how the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency handles drills. The employee responsible was fired and administrator of the agency, Vern Miyagi, resigned.
Outro Music: I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance by Black Kids
Skiing Hawaii’s Pineapple Powder
Hawaii probably isn’t first in mind when picking a destination for a ski trip. But with some careful preparation and a little bit of luck you can ride the pineapple powder.
Outro Music: Southern Dreaming by The Sheepdogs
The traditional Chinese theatrical form known as xiqu is rarely performed in the West. The Asian Theatre Program at UH is bringing to “Fights & Delights: Three Chinese Comedies” to Hawaii later this month.
Outro Music: The Funny Genius on the Horseback - Oriental Flute Ensemble