The Conversation: Monday, July 30th, 2018

Jul 30, 2018

HTA Resident Survey, Hawaiian Observance, Reality Check, Common Cause/Power Ballots, Supermassive Black Hole

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HTA Resident Survey and Satisfaction

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The Hawaii Tourism Authority recently released results of a resident survey; with our record visitor numbers, resident satisfaction is slipping. Jennifer Chun, head of HTA’s Research Division, walks us through the numbers.

Intro Music: Porque by Grupo Fantasma

Outro Music: Soul Alphabet by Colleen        

Hawaiian Observance: Reporter debrief with Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

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Tomorrow the city plans to unveil a statue of King Kalakaua in Thomas Square in Honolulu to mark Sovereignty Restoration Day. Our reporter Ku'uwehi Hiraishi explains why the state holiday will have two ceremonies.

Intro Music: Zissou Society Blue Star Cadet by Mark Mothersbaugh

Outro Music: Sovereignty Isnstrumental by P E B

                                                                                         

Reality Check

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Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Jim Simon discusses the hurtles low-income individuals face in getting proper dental care in Hawaii.

Outro music: Prospect Hummer by Animal Collective

Common Cause/Power Ballots

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A local nonprofit, Common Cause Hawaii, has created a “Power Ballot” that provides Hawaii voters with information regarding candidates in upcoming elections. Corrie Tanida of Common Cause hopes this project will help Hawaii voters make informed choices on Election Day.

Outro Music: Rock the Vote! By Schoolhouse Rock

Supermassive Black Hole

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Andrea Ghez has recently arrived in Hawaii to conduct groundbreaking research on gravity and black holes in our universe at Big Island’s Keck Observatory.

Intro Music: Sun Sinking Low by Mr. Airplane Man

Outro Music: Little Man by Little Dragon