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The Conversation: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

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The Planned Redevelopment of Neal Blaisdell; Center, College Costs, College Success; AIA Marks it’s 60th Anniversary



Planned Redevelopment of Neal Blaisdell Center


 Who doesn’t have a memory at the NBC the Neal Blaisdell Center- the arena concert hall and exhibition hall named after one of Honolulu‘s mayors? HPR’s Noe Tanigawa joins us this morning as we check on the progress of a much-needed makeover.

Intro music: History by Subject Jazz

Noe Tanigawa

College Costs, College Success

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  Today on the Long View our Neal Milner is back to do a deeper dive on the costs of college. We’ve been exploring this issue--earlier we touched on the iPromise Schools started by athlete LeBron James.

Outro music: A Real Hero by College, Electric Youth

Neil Milner

Reality Check


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Our online news partners, Honolulu Civil Beat, gave us the reality check today with a story featuring reporter Marcel Honore, who got us up to date on the talk about rail--our very expensive train!

Outro Music: Drop History (Instrumental) by The Drop Theory




Reality Check



AIA Marks It’s 60th Anniversary

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  The American Institute of Architects is marking its 60th anniversary. More than a decade ago the Honolulu chapter began inviting the public to vote for their favorite recently completed project.

President Geoff Lewis joined us in the studio this week to talk about the competition among its members with some 37 newly completed projects. From single family homes, condos and businesses the designs were just not here in the islands but offshore too.


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