Home Care with DOH, BIA Hawaii, Impacts of Deep-Sea Mining
Home Care with DOH Deputy Keith Ridley
As Hawaii’s population ages, our need for outside help grows. State Health officials have been working on a new licensing program to make it safer for our seniors when they bring in workers into their home to help them with daily activities. Keith Ridley is the CHIEF of the state’s health care assurance branch. He sat down with us to talk about a new program to help guard against unqualified home care agencies.
Intro Music: Long Time No See by Piano Bar Consort
Outro Music: Belly of the Deepest Love by Tow'rs
Civil Beat Reality Check
It’s now time for the REALITY check in with our partners at Honolulu Civil Beat. Reporter Nathan Eagle takes a deep dive into who is funding Hawaii’s Republican party.
Outro music: Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
BIA Hawaii: Evan Fujimoto
With the housing crunch and an aging population. Many families are looking to renovate their homes. In some cases, it is to accommodate elderly parents who want to age in place or maybe for adult children moving in with mom and dad. The trend of multi-general housing is growing. The Building Industry Assocation’s past president Evan Fujimoto sat down with us to talk about what families need to consider taking that first step.
Outro Music: Peaches and Diesel by Eric Clapton
Surveys Will Help to Predict the Impacts of Deep-Sea Mining
More than a dozen countries are eyeing the ocean floor for manganese nodules and precious metals for use in the computer industry. It’s still in the exploratory phase but University of Hawaii scientists have been surveying the Pacific in advance of the deep sea mining. Craig Smith just returned from an expedition using robotics to scan the sea floor. It brought back images of giant sea creatures and a drive to do more
Intro Music: Mountain Song by Little Chief
Outro Music: Stories by The Chakatas