The Conversation: Monday, December 11th, 2017

Dec 11, 2017

Food Waste at the City Level; Primary Challenge for Gabbard; Meals on Wheels; Gilbert and Sullivan Christmas

Credit Flickr - USDAgov

Credit Flickr - USDAgov

NRDC Explores Food Waste at the City Level

How much good food gets thrown away in America’s cities?  Even if you answered “a lot,” you could still be surprised by the sheer numbers in two first-of-their-kind reports by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Intro Music: Race To The Bottom by Ha Ha Tonka

Outro Music: Misread by Kings of Convenience


NRDC Wasted 2017 Report by HPR News on Scribd

Hawaii's 1st Congressional District (red) and 2nd Congressional District (orange).
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Primary Challenge for Hawaii 2nd Congressional District

Sherry Campagna has an uphill battle ahead of her; she’s challenging incumbent Tulsi Gabbard for Hawaii‘s 2nd Congressional District seat in the US House of Representatives.

Intro Music: The Depression Dance by Jim Bryson

Outro Music: Last Nite by The Strokes


Opening day of the 2015 Legislative Session at the Hawaii State Capitol.
Credit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Reality Check

Is it time for another “Con Con”?   Hawaii’s 1978 Constitutional Convention made a number of important additions to State Government, including the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and ushered in a new generation of leaders.

Outro Music: Blue Shelled by Walking Aida


Credit Wikimedia Commons

Meals on Wheels Seeking Volunteers

Hawaii Meals on Wheels provides in-home, hot meal service to elderly and disabled persons who are otherwise unable to cook for themselves.

Outro Music: Start Again by Bishop Allen


Credit KDEN

A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol

When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense: a mashup of Dickens, Gilbert and Sullivan, with the songs of the operetta masters, made to fit the storyline of “A Christmas Carol.

Outro Music: A Gilbert and Sullivan Christmas Carol by The Summer Savoyards