The Conversation: Friday, September 8th, 2017

Sep 8, 2017

Extending TAT to Vacation Rentals; History of Rail on Oahu; Understanding the Legislative Process  

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Extending TAT to Vacation Rentals

Credit Rob Bertholf

Last week’s plan to bail out the Honolulu rail project by increasing the TAT now has some wondering how much potential revenue from temporary vacation rentals goes uncollected.

Intro Music: Three Women by Stereolab

Outro Music: Speaking In Tongues by The Word

Understanding the Legislative Process with the Public Access Room

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The Legislative Session is still months away, but if you’ve got an issue you’d like to see raised, or if there’s law you’d like to see passed, the time to get ready is now.

Intro Music: Perhaps (Someday the Roof Will Get Fixed) by Dan The Automator

Outro Music: Private Life by Grace Jones

“Dillingham’s Folly” and the History of Rail on Oahu

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Imagine being able to take a train around O’ahu’s Leeward Coast, stop off in Haleiwa, and continue on to Kahuku. Or, if you prefer, ride from town to Central O’ahu. There was a time when you could do that.  

Intro Music: The Legionnaire's Lament by The Decemberists

Outro Music: The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan

Declines in Condo Sales on Kauai and Big Island

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Kauai and Hawai’i Island have seen double-digit decreases in condo sales for the past month. Meanwhile, condo sales on Oahu are setting records. 

Intro Music: I A'int Jivin', I'm Jammin' by Leon Huff, Jr.

Outro Music: Ku`u Wainohia by Robi Kahakalau