The Conversation: Friday, September 1st, 2017

Sep 1, 2017

Special Session Wrap-Up; Containing Public Works Costs; Lihue Architecture

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Special Legislation Session Wrap-Up

Senate President Ron Kouchi (podium) briefed the news media with supporters, U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Ways and Means Committee chair, Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and House Speaker Scott Saiki.

The Honolulu Rail project will be funded, at least for the moment, thanks to a bill that is about to pass at the State Legislature. But is the issue settled?

Intro Music: Ringo by Atmosphere

Outro Music: These Days by Dr. Dog

Containing Costs on Public Works Projects

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A $4 billion bridge project in New York State was recently completed on-time and on-budget thanks to a contracting method called Design-Build.

Intro Music: From Now On by Delta Spirit

Outro Music: This Is What You Came For (Instrumental) by Calvin Harris, Rihanna

Civil Beat Reality Check

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How do you explain racial hatred, or unreasoning hatred of any kind, to children? Civil Beat reporter Suevon Lee went into the classroom to find out.   

Intro Music: Karibu - Radio Edit by Lago

Modern Architecture in Lihue

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Two local architecture experts explore the 20th Century Modernist style of Lihue town on Kauai.

Intro Music: Bottom Of The World by Alejandro Escovedo

88 Block Walks

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Adele Balderston is a place-based storyteller from Kailua who is telling the rapidly changing story of Kaka’ako.

Intro Music: Silver Sun by moe.

Outro Music: Flicker (Instrumental Version) by Atmosphere