The Conversation: Tuesday, November 13th 2018

Nov 13, 2018

Hu Honua Biomass Plant; Hagadone Commercial Printing Closure; Transgender Week; Rat Lung Worm in School Gardens


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Hu Honua Biomass Plant

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  The State Department of Health is holding a public hearing in Hilo on Wednesday regarding the future of a new power plant. That facility on the Hamakua Coast would burn eucalyptus trees to generate electricity. Some say that its renewable energy, others say “not so fast.” HPR’s Ryan Finnerty tells us more.

Intro Music: Nothing Left by j ember

Outro Music: 666 by Sugar Candy Mountain

Hagadone Commercial Printing Closure

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  The announcement by Hagadone Commercial Printing that it will lay off 92 workers--as it reorganizes--is still rippling through the community.

Clint Schroeder is president and chief operating officer explains how a 25% tariff hike, technological changes led to the erosion of its core business of publishing.

Intro Music: Radio Waves II by Van She

Outro Music: Love of My Life Instrumental by Los Mariachis




Reality Check

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  It’s now time for our segment we call the Reality Check with our partners at Honolulu Civil Beat. Political & Opinion Editor Chad Blair joins us to talk about a new approach to urban design.

Outro Music: Orange Girl by Dreamer Boy




Transgender Week

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  On Nov. 20th --a week from today-- groups across the country will remember those who died in acts of anti-transgender violence. The Transgender Day of Remembrance follows Transgender Awareness week. The state health department recently released a report on transgender issues--the first of its kind. Lance Ching gives us a snapshot of our transgender community.

Outro Music: Una Massive Sunshine by Astrocolor

Rat Lung Worm in School Gardens

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  The number of Rat Lungworm cases inched up this month by two more. Officials are doing more to reach out in the community emphasizing Food Safety. Last month we looked at new guidelines circulating to help the medical community identify new cases. Today we focus on school gardens as they are becoming more popular across the state. Lydi Bernal of the Farm to School Hui sat down with us recently.

Intro Music: Like An Animal by Alfie Templeman

Outro music:  A Go Go by John Scofield