The Conversation: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Aug 23, 2017

Surviving Funding Cuts; Alt-Right in Hawaii; Co-Working Space Opens in Honolulu

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Surviving Federal Funding Cuts

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With funding to Medicaid, the arts, and culture funding under threat, nonprofits across the nation are worried about what could happen if the federal budget is slashed.

Intro Music: Dois Beijnhos by Seu Jorge

Outro Music: Economy Airlines by Truant

Director of Honolulu's Alive Ballet Company: Yvonne Borree

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Yvonne Borree was a principal dancer in the company spent 22 years in the New York City Ballet company. She just moved to Hawaii to become the Director of Honolulu’s Alive Ballet Academy.

Intro Music: The Contender by Menahan Street Band

Outro Music: Wednesday Week by The Undertones

Civil Beat Reality Check

Abigail Kawananakoa at the Hawaii Supreme Court
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Is Hawaii’s princess mentally fit? It’s the question her former attorney is asking as control of her 200 million fortune hangs in the balance.

Outro Music: Faces in the Dark by Generationals

Medical Marijuana Report Card

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The state House and Senate’s medical cannabis legislative oversight working group meets today at 2 pm at the State Capitol, with a number of issues to address.

Outro Music: Telephone And Rubber Band by Penguin Cafe Orchestra

The Long View: Hawaii’s Reaction to Alt-Right

Alt-Right demonstrators clash with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA.
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Hawai‘i experiences little of the self-described alt-right, but the recent events in Charlottesville and President Trump’s response evokes strong reactions, here, too.

Outro Music: Get Better John by Mux Mool

Impact Hub Co-Working Space Soft Opening

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Impact Hub Honolulu, a 14-thousand square foot co-working space, is aiming to attract the small business person and the young entrepreneur now plying their trade at home or in coffee shops.   

Intro Music: Dinner With A Gypsy by He Is Legend

Outro Music: Same Dream China by Gold Panda