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The Conversation: Thursday, October 4th, 2018


Pedestrian Safety and Update on the Homeless Bills; Federal Grant, Kauai Businesses and Individuals; Curling Olympic Team




Pedestrian Safety and Update on the Homeless Bills


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All this week Honolulu Police have been sounding the alarm about pedestrian safety.Recent hit and run cases this weekend on Oahu and Kauai has renewed efforts to alert the public to be on guard as fatalities for this year are soaring.

We also get you up to date on the effortsto keep our sidewalks and parks clear of illegal activity.

Peestrian Safety and Update on Bills 51 and 52

Federal Grant, Kauai Businesses and Individuals


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It was back in April when Kauai was first hit by flash flooding and there’ve been other problems with the most recent storms. One person died and many homes and businesses were affected by the bad weather.

A grant to help displaced workers is now available through the state labor department. If you live on the Garden Isle and were affected the State’s Workforce development team wants to hear from you.

We talked to Kayla Rosenfeld about an upcoming meeting next week to help affected workers find jobs...And help recovery efforts.

Kayla Rosenfeld

Reality Check

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Our online news partners over at Honolulu Civil Beat joined us today with reporter Nick Grube from Washington DC. He talks about ballast water.




Reality Check


Curling Olympic Team

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You may have watched the USA Curling team win gold during coverage of the Winter Olympics. But, here in Honolulu most people don’t get the chance to see the sport  in action. Members of the U.S Olympic team that won a gold medal are in town to raise money for Kahauiki Village --a model community that’s taking shape off Nimitz Highway.

It’s thanks to American Savings Bank who brought a couple of team members to talk to a group of lucky grade school students from  Mililani who are taking to the ice today. Olympic curler Tyler George stopped by our studios to talk about his love of the sport.

Tyler George


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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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