Tropical Storm Olivia; Honolulu Homeless Bills; Health Disparity Study; Hikianalia Voyage
Tropical Storm Olivia Drenches the State
The Honolulu Board of Water crews have been monitoring the Nuuanu Reservoir, as overnight water levels threaten to spillover. Emergency management personel are coordinating with BOW Chief Engineer Ernie Lau to determine whether evacuation notices need to be issued. Some ten thousand residents in the valley could be affected by a breach. BOW Spokesperson Kathleen Pahinui gives us the latest.
Social media posts are showing the wide-ranging damage from TS Olivia include a house and several cars swept up in raging water on Maui. The flooding buckled roads unleased mud and rockslides and winds knocked out down trees. Maui News reporter Chris Sugidono joins us live with a snapshot of how the Valley Isle and the rest of the County is faring this morning.
Intro Music: Natural Blues by Moby
Outro Music: Dark Side of the Gym by The National
Honolulu City Council Bills 51 and 52
The Honolulu City Council voted unanimously to advance two bills yesterday that could have a major impact on the city’s homelessness policy. One would make it illegal to obstruct public sidewalks. The other would ban camping in any public space. The Conversation’s Ryan Finnerty tells us how Hawai‘i may be affected by a court ruling in Idaho.
Submit testimony for the bills here: http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html
Intro Music: Crumpy by Moniker
Outro Music: Emma Blowgun's Last Stand by Beluah
Outro Music: Lulu's Back in Town by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Imagine yourself as a “Disease Detective” trying to stitch together clues about how illnesses like cancer and diabetes affects different ethnic groups.
We sat down with Loïc Le Marchand, UH Cancer Center epidemiologist and principal investigator of the study to talk about the Multiethnic Cohort Study (MEC Study) that looked at groups here in Hawaii and in California for two and a half decades.
Outro Music: I'm an Outlaw by Kurt Vile
Dodging storms has been the story for so many people this week. We are happy to report that the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hikianalia has made its way safely to the West Coast and is now docked at Half Moon Bay. We talked to Captain Lehua Kamalu about how the crew fared during the voyage.
Hikianalia and her crew travel next to San Francisco for a welcoming ceremony this Sunday at Aquatic Park.
Intro Music: Darling! By Miyako Hasegawa
Outro Music: I Can't Help Myself by Orange Juice