The Conversation: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Local 5 Mortgage Trust Fund, Housing Solutions in Maui, Reality Check, The Long View, New Resolution on Fire Safety
Local 5 Mortgage Trust Fund
Our housing crisis weighs heavy across the state. This morning, Eric Gill, leader of the Hotel workers, joined us to talk about how Marriott Hotel may be warming to the idea of helping its employees through a housing trust fund.
Intro Music: Origin of Man by The Budos Band
Outro Music: I'm Gonna Join That One Big Union by Woody Guthrie
Housing Crisis: Maui
HPR reporter Noe Tanigawa discusses Maui’s approach to the statewide housing crisis.
Intro Music: Mr. Franklin by Steve Gunn
Outro Music: House Rent Stomp by Big Bill Broonzy
This weekend candidates for Congressional District One gathered in HPR studios for a political forum. Today reporter Nick Grube from Honolulu Civil Beat brings us a story about those running for the office and their position along the ideological spectrum.
Outro music: Anything Could Happen by The Clean
The Long View
On the Long View, analyst Neal Milner joins us as we chew on our problem of low voter turnout during election season.
Outro Music: Gimme Back My Vote by Seun Kuti
New Resolution on Fire Safety
In light of the one-year anniversary of the Marco Polo high-rise fire, Council member Carol Fukunaga introduced a resolution asking the Fire Department to reassess its criteria for determining necessary fire safety improvements for high-rise buildings.
Intro Music: Duke of Iron by Gert Olie
Outro Music: Moe 'Uhane by Sonny Chillingsworth