The Conversation: Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Flood Rebuilding Costs; Cabs Push Back Against Ridesharing; Volunteer Week; SHOCKA on Stage
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.
Intro Music: Harvest for the World by St. Project
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.
Intro Music: The Windmills of your Mind by Orange Factory
Outro Music: Song for my Father by Gazzara
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.
Outro Music: Where's My Love by SYML
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.
Outro Music: Our Remains by Beta Radio
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.
Intro Music: Electricity by FMLYBND
Outro Music: Virgo Distracts by Future Islands