The Conversation: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Apr 19, 2017

Dire Funding Challenges for Wahiawa General; Housing Affordability Nationwide; Miles Electric Band

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The Long View: Neal Milner

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In no state can a person working full-time at the federal minimum wage afford a one-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent.

Outro Music: Nights Off by Siriusmo

Miles Electric Band: Vince Wilburn Jr. 

Vince Wilburn Jr on the drums with Miles Electric Band.
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Vince Wilburn Jr. is the nephew of jazz legend Miles Davis and he has assumed the mantle of his uncle, playing with the Miles Electric Band.

Outro Music: Splatch by Miles Davis

Civil Beat Reality Check: Waimanalo Safe Haven

Waimanalo Neighborhood Board member Kukana Kama-Toth outside the shuttered facility.
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For months, a safe haven for youth has been closed in Waimanalo.

Dire Financial Straits for Wahiawa General: Marcus Oshiro

Representative Marcus Oshiro, center, has been making impassioned calls to save Wahiawa General Hospital for over a year.
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Wahiawa General Hospital is a small facility, serving a largely rural population. The facility is in danger of shutting down without additional financial support from the State Legislature.