The Conversation: Monday, April 9th, 2018

Apr 9, 2018

Electric Transportation Plan; Gubernatorial Candidate Forum; Kennedy Theatre’s Nora

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Electric Transportation Roadmap

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have created an Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap that “foresees Hawai‘i in 2045 with most personal light-duty vehicles powered by electricity generated by solar, wind, biofuels, geothermal and other renewable resources.”  

Outro Music: Electric Avenue by Eddie Grant


Incumbent Governor David Ige listens to a question from the forum's moderators. Candidates were each given a list of possible questions and responded separately.
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Gubernatorial Candidates Gather for Public Forum

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement held one of the first forums of the 2018 Gubernatorial race this past Friday. All seven of the candidates took part. Questions centered on Native Hawaiian housing and healthcare issues but also included more general topics like water use, state finances, and affordable housing. Listen to the full forum here.

Outro Music: Yes I Do (Merry-Go-Round) by the Psychedelic Furs


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Civil Beat Reality Check

For much of its first decade, the Blue Planet Foundation’s renewable energy goals were dismissed as the kind of pie-in-the-sky efforts that elected officials find all too easy to dismiss. But today, even the most ambitious of Blue Planet’s goals have entered the mainstream of Hawaii politics.


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Kennedy Theater’s production of Nora

In the 1879 play “A Doll’s House,” Nora lives among all the trappings of happy married life and ends up rejecting them, becoming one the theater’s first feminist icons in the process. Stacy Ray is directing a University of Hawaii Department of Theatre and Dance production of Ingmar Bergman’s “Nora,” a variation of Ibsen’s “A Doll House,” at Kennedy Theater.