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The Conversation: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

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TMT Reactions; HART Ballot Question; Neighbor Island Election Update; FEMA Update; Neighbor Island’s First Friday

 

 

 

TMT Reactions

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  The Hawaii Supreme Court decision to allow the controversial TMT project is still

reverberating across the community. We hear reactions from both sides.

Intro Music: This Is Halloween by The Citizens of Halloween

Outro Music: Stay With Me by CHANYEOL, Punch

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TMT Reactions

HART Ballot Question

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  When state lawmakers added new members to the HART board to help scrutinize the growing costs of Honolulu’s rail system, it actually made it more difficult to get a quorum and get business done. That’s why a question to amend the city charter will appear on the ballot next week. HART board chairman Damien Kim sat down with us yesterday afternoon to explain why voters are being asked to tweak the makeup and operation of the board.

Intro Music: The Great Pumpkin Waltz by Vince Guaraldi

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Daniel Kim

Neighbor Island Election Update

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  As we continue our General Election watch, some of the most competitive races in Hawaii are happening on neighbor islands. Hawaii Public Radio’s Ryan Finnerty spoke with some of our contributors around the state to get their perspectives.

Outro Music: I Was a Teenage Werewolf by The Cramps

 

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Neighbor Island Midterm Elections

Reality Check

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Negotiators for Marriott and the hotel workers are meeting on the mainland to try and end a strike that is into its 3rd week. One of the concerns raised by the union is automation. Honolulu Civil Beat examines that issue in a story today. Reporter Stewart Yerton joins us to explain.

Outro Music: The Killing Moon by Echo & the Bunnymen

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Reality Check

FEMA Update

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  It's been six months since the rain storms triggered flash floods that devastated parts of east Honolulu and Kauai. Officials with FEMA the Federal Emergency Management Agency who arrived in the islands in advance of the storms are still here trying to resolve the issues of the businesses and residents displaced back in April. Recovery Officer Dolph Diemont is one of about 100 people who are still here because of the back-to- back disasters that followed.

Intro music: Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon & Micheal Stein

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Dolph Diemont

Neighbor Islands First Friday

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  Folks may be getting in the mood of Halloween with plans to trick or treat later. But, this morning  Noe Tanigawa was here to talk about a “ treat” on the neighbor islands this weekend.

Intro Music: Superstition by Stevie Wonder

Outro music: Monster Mash by Bobbie Pickett & The Crypt Kickers

 

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Noe Tanigawa

 

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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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