The Conversation: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Mar 15, 2017

Alternate Accommodations on the Rise; Domestic Worker Advocacy; Orchid Growing

Resorts and hotels, like this one in Lahaina, Maui, are falling out of favor with many tourists. A growing segment of visitors now prefer alternate accommodations such as Bed and Breakfasts or private rentals from the website AirBNB.
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Domestic Worker Advocacy: Ai-Jen Poo

Ai-Jen Poo speaking at the University of Hawaii commencement ceremony.
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Ai-Jen Poo, an advocate for domestic workers’ labor protections and rights, shares her thoughts on measures currently being considered by the Hawaii Legislature.

Intro Music: Wonderland by Hiromi + The Trio Project

Outro Music: Pacific by Goldroom

Orchid Cultivation: Robert Speer

Bob Speer with some of his orchids.
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Cultivating orchids is the best way to learn about the alluring and exotic plants and an Oahu group can help you do it.

Intro Music: Mudfootball by Jack Johnson

Outro Music: Rolling Sea by Vetiver

Civil Beat Reality Check: Payday Lenders

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The Hawaii Legislature is considering more stringent limits on the interest loans payday lenders are legally able to charge.

Outro Music: Over The Rainbow/Simple Gifts by The Piano Guys

Rise in Use of “Alternate Accommodations: Daniel Naho’opi’i

Resorts like this one in Ko'olina, Oahu are declining in popularity with visitors coming to Hawaii.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority recently concluded a pair of studies that found, although Hawaii is receiving record numbers of visitors, more of those visitors are looking for alternatives to traditional visitor accommodations.

Outro Music: Free by G. Love and Special Sauce

Drawing the Human Figure: Phil Sabado

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One of the greatest challenges in the world of painting and drawing is to realistically render the human form.

Intro Music: Just Don't Want to Be Lonely by John Scofield

Outro Music: Ride On Baby by William Onyeabor