The Conversation: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Red Hill Development; Selective Service; Steve Yuen
Red Hill Development
January will mark five years since 27,000 gallons of fuel leaked out of a massive underground facility at Red Hill and we still don’t know where it all went. We are hoping it doesn’t migrate to an aquifer which supplies a portion of Honolulu’s drinking water. Members of the Senate’s Red Hill task force were set to meet tomorrow morning to talk about the condition of fuel tanks. But we’ve just learned that the meeting has been postponed. We sat down with Navy facilities commanding officer Marc Delao yesterday afternoon.
Selective Service. If you don’t know about it, young men between the ages of 18 and 26 living in the United States are required to register with the Selective Service. It’s in case Congress ever reauthorizes a military draft. There are serious and often irreversible consequences for men who fail to sign up before they turn 26. Don Benton is the Director of the Selective Service. He was in Hawaii this past week to talk about the lifelong consequences of not registering.
Our online news partners, Honolulu Civil Beat joined us with reporter Suevon Lee with a story about who is funding a campaign for a ballot question that voters will see next month.
Steve Yuen Art Show
Architect Steve Yuen designs buildings for a living with G-70. But, another dimension of his creative side has been exploring landscapes in the digital world. An exhibit of his work just opened last week at the Treehouse Coworking gallery space in Kailua on Oahu’s windward side. Yuen talked with us about nature and the built environment.