Polystyrene Ban Stumbles; Clean Transportation; 2017 Academy Award Predictions
There’s a good chance that after a long week, you might pick up dinner in a box and that box will be polystyrene. At least 600 individuals and groups want those containers banned and are advocating for a bill that seemed to be gaining steam. But at last check, it has been 9 days since it was referred to its last two committees and no hearing date yet We called Stuart Coleman, the Hawaii Coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation.
Intro Music: The Weekend by Allen Stone
Outro Music: 14 Hours by Society
Most of us have not yet awakened to the full implications of the surveillance state, and we certainly do not carry on our day-to-day conversations as if persons unseen were listening, but they are, or at least they could be. A new production from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance called Smile, You're Under Surveillance! invites us to think about this strange new world we’re living in. Markus Wessendorf is a professor of Theatre at UH Manoa and the Project initiator
Intro Music: Electric Dreams by Perturbator
Outro Music: Electric Dreams by Mark Holiday, Trendsetter
With 38 million in its federal treasure chest, why has the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands not produced any housing units for Native Hawaiians? Civil Beat editor Patti Epler has today’s reality check.
Outro Music: Roll A Stone by Communist Daughter
Electric car charging stations are becoming a more common sight at malls and shopping centers. If you are already using one, you are in line with a bill that would like to add ground transportation to Hawaii’s renewable energy standard for the year 2045. And how the portfolio of renewable energy is calculated is being questioned. A bill to change the calculation from energy sales to energy generation based would more accurately reflect the portfolio’s progress.
Intro Music: With You by Tennyson
Outro Music: L'oiseau qui danse by Tennyson
Movie awareness it at its annual peak this weekend, the climax of the two weeks a year most of us spend thinking about the movie business. Not so Terry Hunter, whose role as a television movie critic, and as a lifelong movie lover, keeps him thinking about movies all year long. He’s with us to think about the things Hollywood tells us about ourselves.
Intro Music: Academy Awards Theme Music
Outro Music: Another Day Of Sun by La La Land Cast