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The Conversation: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

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Vacation Rentals, Running for Grace, Reality Check, Big Island Agriculture, Hawaii Theater

Housing Crisis on Kauai

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In response to April’s flash floods, Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho instituted emergency measures that included a ban on vacation rentals. Now the mayor is considering lifting the ban to address the housing crisis in the wake of the floods.

Intro Music: E Ku'u Morning Dew by Benny Chong

Outro Music: Hesitation Blues by Hot Tuna

Bernard Carvalho

Running For Grace

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David Cunningham, who grew up on Hawaii Island, is the director of the new movie Running For Grace, a story of star-crossed lovers in 1920’s Hawaii. It opens on July 20th at Dole Cannery and across the state.  

Intro Music:  All of Me by The O'Neill Brothers Group

Outro Music: Evening Primrose by Peter Lin | The Lintet


David Cunningham

Reality Check

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The Hawaii Public Housing Authority has agreed to comply with a federal order to improve accessibility standards at living units it manages after a federal investigation unearthed hundreds of violations last year. Anita Hofschneider joins us from the Honolulu Civil Beat with today’s Reality Check.

Outro music: Milestones by Miles Davis

Reality Check

Hawaii Island Agriculture

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This week we checked in with an organic farmer about the impact of the volcanic eruptions on his crops and farm workers. Tane Datta has been farming for nearly 30 years on the Big Island.

Outro Music: I Don't Know by the Beastie Boys

Tane Datta

Local Theatre: Eurydice

Credit Michael Hall

Paul Mitri produces and performs as Father in Eurydice, the play by Sarah Ruhl, which will be performed the next two weekends at the Paul & Vi Loo Theatre on the Hawai‘i Pacific University campus in Kaneohe.

Intro Music: ABCs/Ring Around the Rosie by Glee Junior

Outro Music: Black Orpheus by Gary Smith

Paul Mitri

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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
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