The Conversation: Monday, February 26th, 2018

Feb 26, 2018

Bus Stop Ban; Homeless Youth Study; African American History Museum

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A Honolulu bus stop outside the pineapple fields of Wahiawa in Central Oahu.
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Honolulu, Kauai Counties Ban Lying Down at Bus Stop

Bus riders have long complained about homeless turning those shelters into their bedrooms or worse bathrooms. Last week Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a ban on sleeping at bus stops into law. Kauai County enacted a similar ban that took effect last week.

Intro Music: Is That Clear? by Nick Waterhouse

Outro Music: Break Over You by Draper, Prides

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Cycle of Abuse, Addiction in Youth Homelessness

Honolulu’s Youth Outreach conducted the first study of its kind since the 1980’s highlights the cycles of abuse and addiction, and about the everyday lives of unaccompanied homeless youth.

Intro Music: Coconut Boogaloo by Medeski, Martin & Wood

Outro Music: Bees Bein' Strugglin' by The Octopus Project

Coyne Street in Honolulu's McCully neighborhood.
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Civil Beat Reality Check

Older neighborhoods on Oahu are feeling the pressure of more cars parked on the street. It is a problem on narrow substandard streets. With cars barely able to squeeze through in some places, push back with monster homes and vacation rentals is on the rise.

Outro Music: Under Cover of Darkness by The Strokes

The Museum of African American History & Culture at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
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Developing National Museum for African American History

Growing up in Newark in the 1950’s Lonnie G. Bunch III didn’t find too many books to read about black heroes and wondered why. He is now the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Intro Music: Give It Up by George Taylor

Outro Music: Here's To The Meantime by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals