The Conversation: Monday, January 22nd, 2018

2018 State of the State; Affordability of Solar Batteries; Revival of Canceled Solar Projects; Hound of the Baskervilles

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2018 State of the State Recap

Hawaii Governor David Ige gave his annual State of the State address today, focusing on progress in education, homelessness, and transit, but ignoring the controversial missile alert recently sent out in error.

Into Music: Waiting on the Summer by VHS Collection

Outro Music: Regret by New World Order


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Affordability of Home Solar Batteries

It is currently very difficult to hook up a home solar system to the electrical grid in Hawaii. One way to get approval is to install a battery system, but their cost can be a major barrier.

Into Music: Finally Moving by Pretty Lights

Outro Music: Cold Game by Myron & E


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Revival of Three Canceled Solar Projects

Three solar energy projects on Oahu were canceled when the company sponsoring the projects collapsed. A new group has used crowdfunding to resuscitate them.

Outro Music: American Goldwing by Blitzen Trapper


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Civil Beat Reality Check

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development has stated that the City and County of Honolulu “squandered” funds allocated by HUD for developing affordable housing.

Outro Music: Make Your Mind Up by Moon Taxi


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Baskerville on Stage

The stories of Sherlock Holmes are more drama than comedy, but the stage production “Baskerville” is a more light-hearted take on the irascible English detective.

Into Music: The Garden by Zak Heckendorf

Outro Music: The Hound of the Baskervilles by John Hollingsworth