State Pensions on Path to Solvency; Challenges to COFA Immigrants; Making Drinking Water Out of Thin Air
State Employee Retirement System Funding
By current estimates, the ERS is some 12-billion dollars short of meeting its liabilities. But the fund's Director has a plan to rectify that situation.
Intro Music: New Mate by FigurineYou Got Me by The Generationals
Outro Music: That's Life, tho (almost hate to say) by Kurt Vile
COFA Update Legal Aid Society
Intro Music: Guava Jam by The Sunday Manoa
Outro Music: Ocean by John Butler
Civil Beat Reality Check
Two hundred of the most violent and disruptive inmates from Nevada prisons are about to be shipped to Saguaro Correctional Center in Nevada.
Outro Music: Everyday by Rogue Wave
Water Abundance X Prize
A team of young scientists from Hawaii is entering an international competition whose entrants are asked to pluck water from thin air. The competition for the Water Abundance X Prize is an effort to harness innovation and apply it to one of the world’s most critical problems before it’s too late.
Outro Music: Morning Dew - Radio Mix by Nora En Pura