Visitor Spending Increases; Focus on Foreign Languages; Cleaning Hamakua Gulches
Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased in First Half of 2017: George Szigeti
Every year it seems those stellar tourism numbers keep coming. They also bring the question of when those numbers will hit a ceiling.
Intro Music: Heart Don't Stand A Chance by Anderson Paak
Outro Music: Looking Glass by Little Dragon
Hawaii Seal of Biliteracy: Dina Yoshimi
At graduation ceremonies across the state this year, more than two dozen high school seniors with proficiency in reading, speaking and writing English or Hawaiian, and an additional language were the first to be awarded the Hawai'i Seal of Biliteracy.
Intro Music: Tower Seven by Thievery Corporation
Outro Music: So. Central Rain by R.E.M.
Civil Beat Reality Check
A former Navy officer ensnared in the Malaysian defense contractor bribery case is fighting back. Civil Beat reporter Kirstin Downey has today’s reality check.
Outro Music: Redbone by Childish Gambino
Cleaning Hamakua Coast Ditches: Steve Vuynovich
A trained mountaineering instructor discovered cast off junk, including a car, in his excursions into the gulches on the Hamakua Coast. And found a creative way to get rid of it.
Outro Music: The Fun Powder Plot by Wild Beasts
What’s Going On at the Hawaii State Art Museum: Noe Tanigawa
At the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, there’s a new effort by the Friends of HiSAM to find support for the Museum and local artists. Satoru Abe is sharing the story of his early years in Honolulu, circa 1940’s.
Intro Music: Girls and Boys In Love by The Rumble Strips
Outro Music: Last Nite (Instrumental) by The Strokes