The Conversation: Friday, March 30th, 2018
Wildfire Risk; Female Legislators and #MeToo; Made in Hawaii Movie; Hawaii Pickleball League
Hawaii’s Disaster Vulnerability: Wildfires
Hurricanes and tsunamis get a lot more attention, but wildfires are one of Hawaii’s most common threats. Hundreds of wildfires break out across Hawaii every year. The vast majority of them are human-caused.
Intro Music: Burning by The Whitest Boy Alive
Outro Music: Burning Down The House by Talking Heads
Female Legislators in the Year of #MeToo
Today marks the final day for Speaker Emeritus Joe Souki. He agreed to step down as part of a settlement with the Ethics commission following sexual harassment complaints filed against him by Rachel Wong, one of the Governor’s former cabinet members
Intro Music: The Keys by Matt Duncan
Outro Music: Empress by Morningsiders
Civil Beat Reality Check
The race for Governor is heating up and several of the challengers are teaming up to attack incumbent David Ige.
Outro Music: Needle and a Knife by Tennis
Kuleana Film Made in Hawaii
Moronai Kanekoa is one of the principal actors in Kuleana, a made-in-Hawaii film that opens in theaters around the state today, and for him, the role has been a rare opportunity. “https://vimeo.com/214635573" target="_blank">Kuleana” allows him to portray his own ancestry -- and to explore issues that will resonate with local audiences.
Intro Music: Highway by Gorillaz
Outro music: Star Eyes by Eddie Kamae
Pickleball Comes to Hawaii
It’s the fastest growing sport across the US and is quickly getting rooted in places around the globe. Pickleball is a cross between ping-pong, badminton and tennis and uses a whiffle ball. That’s a plastic ball with holes in it and why some call it Pukaball. Catherine Cruz takes us to Kapiolani Park where pickleball diehards are tearing up the courts.
Intro Music: Say No To Love by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Outro Music: Stars by Future Generations