The Conversation: Monday, May 7th, 2018

May 7, 2018

Kilauea Lava Flow Update; Landlord-Tenant Challenges

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Lava from fissure 7 slowly advances to the northeast on Hookapu Street in Leilani Estates subdivision on Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone.
Credit U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Lava Flow Update

HPR reporter Ku`uwehi Hiraishi is on the ground in Pahoa covering the Kilauea eruption and the evacuations of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivision.


 

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Landlord-Tennant Challenges

Few relationships are more fraught in the modern era than that of a landlord and tenant, especially in Hawaii’s tight housing market. Issues of disability, discrimination, the law all coincide around the fundamental need of housing.

Guests:

Dan O’Meara, Managing Attorney for the Legal Aid Society and Project Director of Fair Housing Enforcement Program

Barbara Franklin, a practicing attorney with an office in Honoka'a who works on Landlord/Tenant issues.

​Marcus Kawatachi, Deputy Director of the Hawai`i Civil Rights Commission.

Julie Mitchell, Executive Director of the Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center.