House Speaker Souki, Abandoned Cars, Ewa Field Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Healthcare, Entangled Whales
In response to allegations of sexual misconduct, House Speaker Joe Souki is resigning from office. This is part of an agreement with the State Ethics Commission. HPR’s Political Reporter Wayne Yoshioka updates us on the story.
Intro Music: Come Meh Way by Sudan Archives
Outro Music: Invitation Au Voyage a Interireur (Instrumental) by Capsule
Statewide complaints about junked cars hit a crescendo last year. Lawmakers have been hearing measures to try and solve the problem. Senate Bill 2479, which requires removal of cars within ten days, is getting pushback from the counties. City Director of Customer Services Sheri Kajiwara explains why the bill in its current form would not work.
Outro Music: All the Nummiest Treats by Moniker
Marine Corps Air Station Ewa was one of the first military installations hit by the Japanese Empire’s December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. John Bond is a history buff who has made it his mission to remind us of the battle that raged there the morning of December 7. He speaks at “Remembering History: Honouliuli and Ewa Field,” a Japanese Culture Center of Hawaii event this Saturday.
Intro Music: Mr. Moto by The Belairs
Outro Music: Valentine by Esme Patterson
Skyrocketing Health Insurance Costs in Hawaii
Hawaii’s Insurance Commission Gordon Ito’s job is to scrutinize the rate hikes when health care companies ask for an adjustment. He shares his concerns about the rate at which premiums are rising and says we need to curb costs.
Outro Music: Shine a Light by the C90s
Edward Lyman is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator. He has decades of experience in a rare specialty with more than 100 disentanglements to his credit. He’ll talk about his work tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. at the Maui Ocean Center in Wailuku. It’s free and open to the public
Intro Music: The Body Breaks by Devendra Banhart
Outro Music: Reverand Funk by Vibra