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The Conversation: Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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Flood Rebuilding Costs; Cabs Push Back Against Ridesharing; Volunteer Week; SHOCKA on Stage

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Financial Relief for Flood Victims

Promises of additional flood relief are pouring in from the government as well as private donors. Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg pledged a million dollars and eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar already donated $200,000 in disaster relief. Residents of East Honolulu and Waimanalo may also be eligible for federal state and county assistance after those communities were declared disaster areas by Governor David Ige yesterday.

Kirk Caldwell, David Ige

Intro Music: Harvest for the World by St. Project

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Airport Ride-Sharing Pilot Project Under Review

Long-simmering tensions between the local taxi companies and Uber and Lyft drivers erupted again. It’s over a pilot program that allows the ride-sharing companies to pick up and drop off passengers at the Honolulu airport. The state quietly extended the program until Sept and yesterday was the really first time taxi and limousine drivers had a chance to vent before the Small Business Regulatory Review Board.

Ryan Finnerty, Hawaii Public Radio

Intro Music: The Windmills of your Mind by Orange Factory

Outro Music: Song for my Father by Gazzara

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Civil Beat

Civil Beat Reality Check

Honolulu Civil Beat ‘s reality check today offers a different look at the rain storms and why no one really saw the disaster coming.

John Hill, Civil Beat

Outro Music: Where's My Love by SYML

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M?lama Maui Nui’s Volunteer Coordinator Christy Kozama explains the upcoming Great American Cleanup campaign during a workshop for educators on Maui.

Volunteer Week on Maui

Severe flooding on Kauai has put the efforts of volunteer organizations front and center. We continue our look at ways the community can offer their time to volunteer organizations during National Volunteer Week.

Gabrielle Schuerger, Malama Maui Nui

Outro Music: Our Remains by Beta Radio

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SHOCKA on Stage

SHOCKA is an electrifying new musical that is in full swing at Hawaii Theater for Youth. Eric Johnson is the Artistic Director and he promises the show will have us dancing on our feet.

Eric Johnson, Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Intro Music: Electricity by FMLYBND

Outro Music: Virgo Distracts by Future Islands

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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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