The Conversation: Monday, May 22nd, 2017

May 22, 2017

The Case for Short Term Rentals; Maui County Council Chair; Music from Rachel Gonzales

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Making the Case for Short Term Rentals: Jared Meyer

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Foundation for Government Accountability Fellow Jared Meyer argues that short-term vacation rentals are the right of property owners and the practices have become a straw man for the results of bad policy.  

Intro Music: Do You Believe? - Original Mix by Poolside

Outro Music: I Need A Dollar (Instrumental) by Aloe Blacc

Music of Rachel Gonzales

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“Jazz vocalist” doesn’t do justice to self-taught singer and guitarist Rachel Gonzales. She has always let instinct guide her musical journey, incorporating a wide range of influences.

Intro Music: The Final Comedown by Grant Green

Outro Music:  People Make the World Go Round by Monty Alexander

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Most travelers will not be happy to hear that the hotel industry is taking a tip from the airline industry and making billions from fees and surcharges.

Outro Music:  Rhinosaur by Soundgarden

Maui Council Chair: Mike White

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Tax rates and distribution of state revenues are high on the list of concerns for neighbor island officials following the close of the 2017 legislative session.

Outro Music:  Red Wing Blue Wing by Dead Man Winter