The Conversation: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
30 Meter Telescope Update; Community Para-Medicine Program; Fake News on Social Media; Local Students Walkout
This week the Hawaii Supreme Court Justices attention will be on the Thirty Meter Telescope, taking up the second of two cases appealed to the high court. HPR reporter Ku`uwehi Hiraishi has been following the TMT legal case and will be providing updates throughout the hearing process. You can follow her stories online at HawaiiPublicRadio.org and click on the news tab.
Intro Music: Special Effects (feat. Dem Atlas) by Brother Ali
Outro Music: Oh Well by Kottke and Mike Gordon
Chronic 911 callers. Some call for help nearly every day. Officials flagged the growing problem with patients who would call 100-200 times a year. Former Emergency Medical Services Director, Dr. Jim Ireland, supports a bill that would fund a paramedicine program to serve these individuals. SB2374 crossed over to the House and is being reviewed by the Health & Human Services and Finance committees.
Intro Music: Nice Work If You Can Get It by Oscar Peterson
Outro Music: Road by Nick Drake
A power struggle at the Honolulu City Council doesn’t bode well for Honolulu’s Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the rail project. Ernie Martin one of the biggest critics of both--is preparing to take over as City Council Chair.
Outro Music: Countdown by the Black Keys
With so much turmoil and drama at the White House these days you’d think there wouldn’t be a need to make things up in the world of politics. Contributing Editor Neal Milner delves into the details of a recent MIT study, which tells an interesting tale about fake news and other drama.
Outro Music: Rainbows by 16 Bit Lolitas
North Kona Well Failure: Sherry Bracken
West Hawaii’s latest water woes seem to be a real head-scratcher. HPR Contributing Reporter Sherry Bracken is keeping a close eye on the situation after a fourth well failed Friday.
Intro Music: Isn't This World Enough? by Admiral Fallow
Outro Music: Goose & Gander by Generationals
Local Participation in National Walkout: University Laboratory School
Today was National Walkout Dy at schools across the country. Thousands of students left class at 10 am to remember the recent victims of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
Intro Music: Magic by Panama
Outro Music: Gold by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis