Homelessness; Second Annual Kauai Writers Conference; Climate Predictability Report

Apr 23, 2015

Thursday, April 23rd – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Homelessness Count, Breaking Down the Numbers: Colin Kippen

This week, the City and County of Honolulu found out that it had a greater issue with homelessness than perhaps it thought. The 2015 Point in Time Count for Oahu showed the number of chronically homeless singles had increased 19% and homeless vets showed a 21% increase. Neighbor island homeless population data is due next month. We looked behind the Oahu numbers with Hawaii's Homelessness Coordinator, Colin Kippen.

  • Intro Music:  Neckbrace by Ratatat
  • Outro Music:  Recurring by Bonobo


Second Annual Kauai Writers Conference: David Dinner

David Dinner is a member of the planning committee for the Second Annual Kauai Writers Conference, May 1-3 at the Marriott Courtyard in Kapa’a, Kaua’i.

  • Intro Music:  Recurring by Bonobo
  • Outro Music:  Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Hank Crawford


Climate Predictability Report: Axel Timmermann

Impact of Atlantic Ocean warming on tropical global atmospheric circulation and the Pacific Ocean.
Credit University of Hawaii

Up until recently, most scientists believed they could only predict an El Nino condition three seasons in advance at best. This week, new research is creating a paradigm shift in El Niño predictability... up to three years in advance, along with a change in thinking about how it happens.  The study is in Tueday's online issue of Nature Communications. UH Manoa Professor of Oceanography, Axel Timmermann, is the coauthor and joined the show to go over the report.

  • Intro Music:  Concept 16 by Kodomo
  • Outro Music: Minor Cause by Emancipator