Chris Vandercook

Co-Host, The Conversation

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TMT Supreme Court Hearing; Civil Asset Forfeiture; Teacher Resignations; Storytelling Show

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Today’s program is a discussion of the impacts of the ongoing volcanic eruption on Hawaii Island. Catherine Cruz is off this week and I’m joined in the studio by Conversation producer Ryan Finnerty. Joining us by phone on today’s program are Will Okabe, Managing Director for the County of Hawai’i, and Jessica Ferracane of the National Park Service on the Big Island.

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Caldwell vetoes surge pricing; Eroding Support for Democracy; Potential Sites for Missile Defense System; Edokko

Honolulu Mayor Vetos Price Caps on Uber, Lyft

Jun 20, 2018
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The long-simmering dispute between Honolulu’s taxi companies and ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft came to a head yesterday with Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto of Bill 35, a measure that would have regulated so-called “surge pricing” by rIde-sharing companies and made them subject to increased regulation.  

Insuring Homes in High Lava Hazard Areas

Jun 18, 2018
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Now that Kilauea Volcano has destroyed hundreds of homes in Puna, some are asking how people were able to purchase and insure homes in such a known high-risk area.

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East Rift Zone Insurance; Lifeguard Shortage; Maui College Solar; Last Taxi Dance

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$10-million DOE Settlement; Foreign Exchange Program on Maui; Condo Real Estate Law Change; Tuvan throat singers: Tyva Kyzy

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Rise in Suicide; Albizia Wood; Manoa Heritage Center; Taimane

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Promises were made, but will they be kept? Have we forged a new relationship with a potentially dangerous nuclear adversary? Or have we weakened our position in the Asia-Pacific by cancelling joint military exercises with South Korea?

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Long-term Mental Health Concerns of Kilauea Eruptions; Kauai Flooding Update; Shade Institute; Project 1 Voice, Flyin’ West

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Overtourism in Hawaii; Volcano Photographer Displaced by Flow; Examining Kamehameha’s Legacy; World Ocean’s Day

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Ridesharing Companies face cap on Surge Pricing; Lava Flow threatens Big Island Agriculture; Late Entry into Hawaii Congressional Race; Counting the Cost of Newspapers in Decline; Celebrating Children’s Literature

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ACLU Battles for Reproductive Rights in Kauai; Solar Panels in the Wake of Volcanic Emissions; Restoring Maui’s Watersheds; Studying Tourism at UH’s East-West Center

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Mandatory Evacuations in Lower Puna; State Cracks Down on Building Permits; HART Faces Audit; Tribute to Muddy Waters live at HPR

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Kilauea Activity Claims Geothermal Wells; Tourism Misconceptions in Wake of Volcanic Eruptions; Freezing Credit to Stop Identity Theft; Racial Equality Through Fair Housing

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Kilauea activity raises insurance coverage considerations for businesses; Lava Accident Survivor; National Security vs Civil Liberty

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China Expert; EPA Monitoring Air Quality Around Kilauea; Electricity Challenges Around Puna; New School/Old School/Too Cool for School Poetry Slam

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Defense Missile Radar in Hawaii; Navy Disaster Preparedness; The Long View; Kauai Chorale at Lincoln Center

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Economic Impacts of the Volcano; Fast Moving Lava Appears; Agriculture Theft on Hawaii Island; Hawaii Youth Symphony Seeks New Direction

Ryan Finnerty

City Responds to Dockless Scooters; Eruption Increases Uncertainty for Farmers; EPA Examines Cesspool Challenges; Miss Aligned 2 Anthology

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East Rift Zone Update; Changes at the Airport; Charter School Evacuation; Mayor Wright Housing Redevelopment

New Virus Discovered in Kāneʻohe Bay

May 17, 2018
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Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have discovered a new type of virus. This new species has been found inhabiting algae on Windward Oʻahu.

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Hawaii National Guard; The Terrorist Argument; Lime-S Electric Scooters; New Phytoplankton Virus

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Honolulu City Council Explores Additional Regulation on Uber, Lyft

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East Rift Zone Update; Animal Victims of Eruption; Charter School Evacuation; Mayor Wright Housing Redevelopment

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East Rift Zone Update; Science Behind Volcanoes; Point in Time Count; MVT’s production of Shear Madness

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