The Conversation: Thursday, August 30th, 2018
City Lawsuit, Smart Yields, Safe Food, Aupuni Space, Lei Of parks
City Lawsuit: Donna Leong & Corey Rosenlee
The city’s top attorney, Donna Leong has gone to court challenging the wording of a ballot question that is supposed to go before voters this fall.
It has to do with funding public schools using a tax that historically has sat with the counties. Leong filed the complaint last week and is amending it to include home rule arguments and to include all the counties in the challenge.
Intro Music: Catamaran by the Allah-Lahs
Outro Music: Translove Airways by Big Jim Sullivan
Smart Yields, Safe Food
Smart Yields is a three-year-old startup which just got an infusion of cash to help small farmers get food safety certified.
We talked to Vince Kimura about this means for Hawaii and potentially for farmers around the world.
Intro music: Relax by Vacations
Outro Music: Right On by The Singing Surfriders and The Waikiki Girls
We checked in with our partners at Honolulu Civil Beat. Jim joins us with a peculiar development with the Big Island’s County Council.
Outro Music: Is That Clear by Nick Waterhouse
Gallery spaces are contracting and expanding across the state. Artists are showing their ware in cafes and restaurants, downtown offices and even hotels. We check in on a new hot spot in Kakakao which is combining artist studios with gallery spaces. Donnie Cervantes is the director for Aupuni Space.
Outro Music: Can't Keep My Cool by Durand Jones and the Indications
Lei Of Parks
Imagine a lei of parks. A number of groups are pooling efforts to kick off a pop up event that will showcase the promenade from Kakaako to Ala Moana.
Thanks to a grant from AARP and help from the Biki Bike sharing program, the Trust for Public lands hopes to parlay the weekend event into an opportunity to tap into federal funds to improve and protect the green space of our urban parks.
Outro music: Cha Cha by Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics