The Conversation: Monday, March 6th, 2017

Mar 6, 2017

Solutions on Affordable Housing; National Climate Assessment; A Lynching in Hawaii

Oahu's leeward coast, as elsewhere in Hawaii, housing prices shatter the bounds of what would be considered affordable elsewhere.
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Climate Assessment Lead Author: Victoria Keener

Victoria Keener, right, is the lead author for the Hawaii and Pacific Islands chapter of the 4th National Climate Assessment.
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The next National Climate Assessment is due in 2018 and the federal and nonfederal authors are now at work. Victoria Keener is a research fellow at the East West Center and the lead author for the Hawaii and Pacific Islands Chapter of the current 4th National Climate Assessment.

Intro Music: Just Tell Me by Nico Yaryan

Outro Music: Open Your Eyes by STRFKR

MVT Stages "Rock of Ages": Hannah Schauer Galli

Big hair and bigger amplifiers are the hallmarks of the classic rock musical "Rock of Ages."
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The musical “Rock of Ages” is about what happens when a rock ‘n’ roll nightclub is threatened with closure, and its musicians, teased hair, Spandex, and all, struggle to keep it going. Hannah Schauer Galli is the director of the Manoa Valley Theater production that opens this weekend

Intro Music: I Love Rock'n'Roll by Joan Jett Tribute Band

Outro Music: Rock You Like a Hurricane by Scorpions

Civil Beat Reality Check: Federal Case Against Kealoha

Former HPD Chief Louis Kealoha is currently being investigated by the US Justice Department.
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Does the Justice Department really have a case against the former HPD chief and his wife? Depends on who you talk to, Right now we’re going to talk with Civil Beat reporter Chad Blair and get an update to this ongoing reality check.

Intro Music: A Shot in the Dark by Gold Star

Outro Music: Sunrise by On June and Kevi

Affordable Housing Solutions: Ricky Cassiday

Oahu's leeward coast, as elsewhere in Hawaii, housing prices shatter the bounds of what would be considered affordable elsewhere.
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Hawaii is woefully short of homes at all levels for the current and projected demand. Real estate analyst Ricky Cassiday who has made the point that ‘expensive’ not ‘affordable’ should be the word applied to a new development on the Waianae Coast and elsewhere.

Outro Music: Things Will Change by Treetop Flyers

Honoka’a Hero: Patsy Iwasaki

Katsu Goto was an early advocate for plantation workers' rights, but was killed by lynching in 19th Century Honoka'a.
Credit Patsy Iwasaki

There is an ugly current that runs through American life: rough justice. In communities all over the country, people who spoke against the interests of those in power could be lynched. Katsu Goto was a “first boat” immigrant from Japan who spoke up for the rights of plantation laborers and, on the morning of October 29, 1889, his body was found hanging from a telephone pole near Honoka’a on Hawaii Island

Intro Music: Ordinary World by Green Day

Outro Music: Goodbye by Thomas Smith