The Conversation: Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Volcano Update, Storms and Shipping; Maui Homeless Strategy; Native Hawaiian Health
Uncertain Calm at Kilauea
Over the past several months, the destructive eruption of Kilauea claimed some 700 structures and displaced entire communities. The lava activity has also opened the doors to research never before collected with the help of drones and undersea robotics.
USGS Volcanologist Wes Thelen explains what is behind the pause in the lava eruption and what may come next.
Intro Music: 1979 by Antoine Dufour
Outro Music: Here Too Far by Beta Radio
Shipping Industry Unfazed by Storm Activity
Hurricane Lane only recently departed the Hawaiian Islands but other storms, Hurricanes Norman and Oliva, are moving our way.
The Conversation producer Ryan Finnerty takes a closer look at how storms disrupt the all-important ocean shipping industry here in Hawaii. Brad Dechter is the President of the freight company Dependable Hawaiian Express as Hurricane Lane moved through the islands.
Intro Music: Found Grace by Steve Pulvers
Outro Music: Sunflower Blues by John Fahey
Civil Beat Reality Check: Supreme Court Confirmation
The battle over the next Supreme Court justice is playing out as we move into the second day of confirmation hearings. That is the focus of the reality check with Honolulu Civil Beat’s Nick Grube.
Outro Music: Another Way by Nobel Oak
Pursuing Better Outcomes for Homeless on Maui
An outreach organization on Maui is throwing out the rule book when it comes to addressing the problem of homelessness on the Valley Isle. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa explains the paradigm shift underway.
Outro Music: Smoothie Song by Nikel Creek
Kupuna Care Program Coming to an End
A kupuna care program offered by Arcadia and a group called Na Puu-wai and that was in place on Lanai for 12 years is ending. That has launched a new relationship with Johns Hopkins University. Na Puu-wai’s executive director Kamahana- Hokulani Farrar was in Honolulu yesterday and sat down with us to talk about what’s in store for the island community.
Intro Music: Sweet Oblivious Antidote by Perpetual Groove
Outro Music: Nights Off by Siriusmo