The Conversation: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Jun 28, 2017

Healthcare Impacts to Hawaii; New Water Quality Notification Standards; Perfecting Public Speaking

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Senate Healthcare Bill vs. Obamacare: Jessica Yamauchi

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Hawaii Public Health Institute executive director Jessica Yamauchi says the focus on Medicaid is screening out another important part of what would happen under the Senate bill: the Public Health and Prevention Fund would cease in October.

Intro Music: I Can't Help It Esperanza Spalding

Outro Music: From the Window of My Room by Dorena

Perfecting Public Speaking with Toastmasters: Stanley Yuen

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Toastmasters addresses the fear that is routinely listed as among our worst: the dread of speaking in public.

Intro Music: Morning Sun by Potato Potato

Outro Music:  Future People by Alabama Shakes

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Projects that promote transit-enhanced neighborhoods can get special permits for higher and denser development. But are developers getting a sweet deal at the expense of workers who need housing they can afford?

Outro Music: Lifting the Sea by The Hunts

Public Notification Standards for Water Quality: Stuart Yamada

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The EPA is changing its approach to how beach water quality will be tested under the Clean Water Act.

Outro Music:  Waves by Bahamas

Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Production of Finian’s Rainbow: Suzi  Bond

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The 1947 Broadway musical “Finian’s Rainbow” was ahead of its time in many ways. While it delivered the standard musical comedy tropes of a sweet romance and silly subplots, it had some bite to it: using humor to attack the racism that was all too prevalent in those postwar years.

Intro Music: If This Isn't Love by Finian's Rainbow Ensemble

Outro Music:  Look to the Rainbow (Dance) by Burton Lane