The Conversation: Friday, August 10th, 2018
Campaign Signs; ADUs; Billfish Restrictions; Gubernatorial Race Update
Final Hours of Primary Races
It is the final push for the candidates duking it out in the primary election. Some residents have already voted and others will wait to cast their votes at the polls tomorrow. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka joins us for a look at where things stand in the gubernatorial race.
Intro Music: Take A Ride by Onra
Outro Music: Tenerife Sea by Guitar Tribute Players
New Restrictions on Hawaii Seafood Industry
Overfishing is a concern around the world and here in Hawaii. A new conservation law just signed by President Trump stands to significantly change the way commercial fisherman in Hawaii and U.S. Pacific Territories bring their catch to market. But there is more to the situation than meets the eye.
Outro Music: Strange Boy by The Shacks
Campaign Signs Frustrate Some Residents
You have no doubt seen all those campaign signs set up in strategic corners of neighborhoods across the state. Many are plastered on chain-link fence fronting someone’s front yard.
If you assume the property owner approved those political signs, you might be wrong. Not all candidates and their campaign workers ask permission to post signs.
Outro music: Where's My Love by SYML
More ADU’s Approved for Kaneohe
Sewage capacity has been a limiting factor for homes applying for ADU’s or accessory dwelling units on Oahu. That was certainly the case in the Kaneohe region where 160 people who applied were rejected. But the city says now that upgrades to the Kaneohe Tunnel project is complete, it is encouraging those folks to reapply.
Intro Music: Burn the Pages by Sia
Outro Music: Stories by The Chakatas
New Food Safety Sanitation Rules
Next month, state health inspectors will be making the round of rood establishments enforcing a new sanitation requirement. We sat down with Peter Oshiro Chief of the Food Sanitation Branch last week to talk about what’s in store.
Intro Music: August 10 by Khurangbin
Outro Music: Daffodils by Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker
Summer Reading List
Summer is winding down and this is a great time to knock off a few titles from that reading list. Or perhaps you’re one of those who don’t have a list, but love getting lost in a book. Longtime HPR volunteer and Waianae librarian Sheryl Lynch has some suggestions for finding your next read.
Intro Music: Money by The Drums
Outro Music: Stay Tuned by Wuh Oh