Rail Finance; Political Dog Whistles; Molokai Community Plan
Special Session and Rail Finance
Part of the working agreement state lawmakers have apparently reached to fund Honolulu’s rail project includes an audit and annual financial reviews. Those would be done by the state and our guests this morning say that is a terrible idea.
Intro Music: I've Just Seen A Face (Instrumental) by The Beatles
Outro Music: 30,000 Ft. by Blue Healer
History of Political Dog Whistles
President Donald Trump has been accused of sending a “dog whistle” signal of support to white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. The author of “Dog Whistle Politics” explains what a dog whistle is and how it has been used in American politics.
Intro Music: Valerie by The Brothers Comatose
Outro Music: The Fly (Lounge Mix) by U2
Civil Beat Reality Check
So-called “sit-lie” bans aimed at the homeless have always been problematic. However, the City and County of Honolulu has doubled down on the strategy.
Outro Music: Come Alive by The Hib Abduction
Molokai Community Plan
Residents of Molokai are being given the opportunity to weigh in on that island’s Community Plan, which will guide development and budget priorities for the coming decade.
Outro Music: Living In The Country by Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon