Voter Turnout in Hawaii; Nuclear North Korea, HSTA Responds to Union Critique
Options for a Nuclear North Korea
North Korea’s recent missile test indicated that the regime can likely now strike any portion of the U.S. mainland. But that may provide an opening for negotiators.
Intro Music: Sting Me by The Black Crowes
Outro Music: The World Might Not Live Through the Night - Instrumental Version by Atmosphere
HSTA Responds to Criticism of Public Unions
The President of the Hawaii State Teachers Association responds to a recent interview on this program that made the case for weakening public sector unions.
Intro Music: Baby's Got Sauce by G. Love and Special Sauce
Outro Music: Kennedy by Ratatat
Civil Beat Reality Check
Coping skills are being taught in the classroom in some Hawaii schools, under the banner of a growing national movement: “social and emotional learning.”
Intro Music: Endless Highway by Bob Dylan and The Band
Low Voter Participation in Hawaii
When the State of Hawaii was young, voter turnouts in the islands were among the highest in the nation, but the last few voting cycles have seen some of the lowest levels of voter participation in the nation.
Intro Music: Made for Pleasure by the New Mastersounds