Chris Vandercook

Co-Host, The Conversation

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Bus Stop Ban; Homeless Youth Study; African American History Museum

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After last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida students, parents, and officials across the nation are all proposing steps to prevent future incidents. What should be done here in Hawaii? Our panel addresses school safety and some of the proposals improving security.

Bikeshare Hawaii

Biki Bikes Expansion; Zen Camera Book; Volunteer Assistance for HPD in Domestic Violence Disputes; Restaurant Tip Pooling

Wayne Yoshioka

On Tuesday, Governor David Ige released a road map for reforming the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency. Failures of management, protocol, an technology came to light following an incoming ballistic missile alert issued in error by that agency on January 13th. 

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On Tuesday, Governor David Ige released a roadmap for reforming the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Failures of management, protocol, and technology came to light following an incoming ballistic missile alert issued in error by that agency on January 13th. Our panel breaks down the details of that reform plan and assesses its tenets.

Guests:

Toby Clairmont, former Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Executive Officer

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DOE on Gun Safety and Shooter Drills; Big Island Solar Update; DoD Report on False Missile Alert

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It has been just over a month since the State of Hawaii erroneously issued an incoming missile alert. A report from Deputy Adjutant General Kenneth Hara about how to move forward is forthcoming. So today we assembled a panel of experts to address Hawaii’s disaster readiness. What did the January 13 missile alert teach us? What changes need to be made?

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SNAP Under Threat; Epigenetics and Health; Girls in STEM; Guitarist Andy Kimbel

Catherine Cruz

Monster Homes; Synthetic Experiences and Pop Culture; Local Study on Depression; International Graduate Student Conference

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Hotel Workers Union on Cell Phone Use; Transforming American Healthcare; Hawaii State Board on Geographic Names; Hawaii Theatre for Youth’s Kinolau

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Less than two months into 2018, ten people have already died from drowning on Maui. Our panel today explores issues of ocean safety including lifeguard staff size, visitor outreach, training, and more. 

Casey Harlow

The state employee who triggered last month’s false missile warning is speaking out. He claims that he is a scapegoat being used to cover up systematic failures and higher-level mistakes.

National Park Service

The “Button Pusher” Speaks; Expert Assessment of HI-EMA; Lava Tour Hazards; HOT Daughter of Regiment

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Lack of affordability, convoluted permitting process, monster homes, and more. There is no shortage of challenges in addressing Hawaii’s housing market. Today’s panel will explore those challenges, their causes, and possible solutions.

Remembering the Reality of Plantation Life

Feb 7, 2018
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The stories of everyday people aren’t often recorded. University of Hawaii-West Oahu’s Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR) is collating a priceless archive of Hawaii’s history: unedited first-person reminiscences of plantation life. 

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Restricting Missile Alert Authority; Indigenous Rights Lawyer; Local Effects of Nuclear Testing; Remembering Plantation Life

Hawaii Department of Education

Consumer Alerts from Federal IRS; Milken Educator Award Winner; Net Neutrality Executive Order; Honolulu Wastewater Study and Cesspool Conversion; 

U.S. Air Force

Continuing Resolutions and Military Readiness; H-Power Waste Ash; Paratransit Emergency Planning; Local Disney Writer

Max Pixel

‘Olelo Channel Slam; Tolerance of Mediocrity; Emergency Planning for Hospitals; The Caucasian Chalk Circle

U.S. Pacific Command

Public Safety Committee Reaction to EMA Mistake; Former Hawaii State Civil Defense Vice Director

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Lieutenant Governor Succession; Bail Reform; Ala Wai Dredging; Joshua Kaye on Piano

Bracing for Flu Season; Peace Corps Prep; HI-EMA Review; Pineapple Powder; Fights & Delights  

U.S. Army

The Special Relationship; SECDEF in Hawaii; Diet for a Hot Planet; Defunding Public Daycare; Project Based Learning

Kawainui Marsh in Kailua's Future Facebook

Hawaiian Language Court Controversy; New Ocean Management Tool; Kawainui Marsh Master Plan; Place and Culture Forum

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School Choice: New and Old Ideas in Education

 

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Hawaii’s Education Economy; Democracy After the Trump Era; Kapiolani Park; Turnaround Arts Program

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2018 Homeless Survey; Education Philosophy; Hotel Disaster Preparedness; Freddie Miranda Jr.

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2018 State of the State; Affordability of Solar Batteries; Revival of Canceled Solar Projects; Hound of the Baskervilles

CalAlerts

FEMA’s Wireless Alert System; Local Scientist Selected for NASA Mission; ADA Compliant Websites; Pianist Joyce Yang

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Military Role Emergency Management; Getting Ahead When You Can’t Save; Immigration Debate Impacts in Hawaii; Local Civic Engagement

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