The Conversation: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017

Homelessness Legislation: Scott Morishige, Ballroom Dancing: Faith Agbayani, Ke Kai Ola: Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital: Deb Wickham 

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Homelessness Legislation: Scott Morishige

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Hawaii State has the highest per capita rate of homelessness, which has made it one of the top issues being addressed at the Hawaii State Legislature. We spoke with the state’s homelessness coordinator, Scott Morishige who has been assessing the process.

Outro Music: A Walk by Tycho

Ballroom Dancing: Faith Agbayani

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The Hawaii Ballroom Dancing Association's director, Faith Agbayani, joined us to talk about the 58-year history of ballroom dancing and how it satisfies the desire for dance across generations. 

Outro Music: Tanguera by Tango Argentino

CivilBeat.com Reality Check

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Governor Ige has wrapped up successful contract negotiations with the Hawaii teachers union...has he also upped his political cache for the next election?

Outro Music: Csay Csay by Little People

Ke Kai Ola: Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital: Deb Wickham

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There are fewer than 1,500 monk seals left in the world, and this severely endangered species faces several threats to its survival, most of them man-made.

Intro Music: Make Me Better by Little People