The Conversation: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Storm Coverage; Abandoned Vehicles; Shared Spaces; Adaptive Surfing
Hurricane Lane Update
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has been tracking Hurricane Lane and has issued an update at 11 am. HPR’s News Director, Bill Dorman, joins us to talk about the latest developments. The Hawaiian Islands remain vulnerable as Category 4 Hurrican Lane passes south of Hawaii Island. You can track the system online at prh.noaa.gov/cphc
Dealing with Abandoned & Derelict Cars
The problem of abandoned and derelict vehicle varies from island to island. On Oahu, the city secured two lots this summer to remove the junked cars off its city golf courses where the vehicles were being stored temporarily. We talked with Randy Leong, Deputy Director of the City’s Office of Customer Services, about overcoming the hurdles for clearing junked cars off city streets. This morning on the Big Island the County Council takes up a bill to clarify what it can do to rid neighborhoods of the eyesores and safety hazards of the abandoned and derelict cars. Councilmember Eileen O’Hara who introduced the measure explains predicament Hawaii Island’s situation.
Intro Music: Fast Car - Instrumental Version by The O'Neil Brother's Group
Outro Music: Drive Home by Shy Cop
Incubator Shared Spaces
Shared Spaces. It’s a trend that's forcing companies to rethink their business plan. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa tells us more about this concept taking hold across the state.
Intro Music: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Minor, Allegro by Friendly Pets Music World
Outro Music: Titanium by Susan Tahmoosh
Honolulu Civil Beat Editor John Hill tells us about the challenges meteorologists face forecasting hurricanes. To read more about the preparations for Hurricane Lane, visit civilbeat.org.
Outro Music: Ladyfingers by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
The 11th annual Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships wrap up today in Waikiki. There are plenty of surf competitions across Hawaii – but this one is unique among them. The big difference? Many of the competitors arrive at the beach in a wheel chair. The Conversation’s Ryan Finnerty went to Waikiki Beach and brings us this report.
Find the results of this year’s contest or learn how you can volunteer at AccessSurf.org
Intro Music: Miserlou by Dick Dale
Outro Music: Surf Rider by The Lively Ones