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The Conversation: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

National Park Service

Lava Bomb, Affordable Housing, Hui Car Share, Reality Check, Hawaii/France

Hawaii Island Lava Bomb Update


The tour boat “Hot Spot,” one of two operated by Lava Ocean Tours along the coasts of Hawaii Island, was hit by a chunk of molten lava yesterday while on tour. Officials tell us there was no law enforcement vessel in the area at the time.

Intro Music: Lady and Man by Khruangbin

Outro Music: What the Sun Said by John Fahey

Jason Redulla

Lahaina Affordable Housing

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A lawsuit filed by tenants of a Lahaina affordable housing project has become a bellwether case for the future of affordable housing in Hawaii. Victor Geminiani, an attorney with Lawyers for Equal Justice, is representing some of the plaintiffs in the case.

Intro Music: C.R.E.A.M. by El Michael's Affair

Outro Music: It's Not Easy by Ofege


Victor Geminiani

Reality Check

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The Ala Wai canal is overdue for an overhaul. The flood control project is the subject of today’s Reality Check with Anita Hofschneider from Honolulu Civil Beat.

Outro music: Half Glass Full of Wine by Tame Impala

Reality Check

Hui Car Share Debrief

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A new operation called Hui Car Share is the latest example of a new business model that could shake up the car-rental industry: a ride-sharing service, managed from your smartphone through a free downloadable app.

Intro Music:  Son of Rumble by Link Wray

Outro Music: Ay que Rico by Eddie Palmieri

Ku`uwehi Hiraishi

Hawaii/France Series: Surf Book

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On our trip to France, we caught up with Jeremy Lemarie, whose recently published book was featured at the Hawaii Festival in Paris. La Marie, who studied History and Sociology at the University of Hawaii, looked at the history of surfing from sources that hadn’t been tapped before-- Hawaiian and French sources.

Intro Music: Waves of Hope by Halcyon Fields

Outro Music: Si Tu Vois Ma Mere by Sidney Bechet

Jérémy Lemarié

Catherine Cruz is the Host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawai‘i since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than thirty years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former Board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
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