The Conversation: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

May 3, 2017

Pushback Against TAT Hike; New Alzheimer Treatment; Training the Next Generation of Journalists

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Hotel Industry Pushes Back Against TAT Rate Hike: Mufi Hannemann

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The Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association has come out in strong opposition to funding Honolulu’s rail project with an increase to the Transient Accommodation Tax.

Intro Music: Doubt (Summer Edit) by Shallou

Outro Music:  Rexanimarum by Israel Nash

Training the Next Generation of Journalists: Eunice Sim

Hawaii Baptist Academy's school paper, the Eagle Eye, took home three, consecutive, first-place finishes in the Hawaii High School Journalism Awards.
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How do we prepare the next generation of journalists? Budding journalists will have to learn ways to earn back the public’s trust, and that’s a challenge Hawaii Baptist Academy Student Newspaper advisor Eunice Sim faces every day. She emphasizes the importance of the First Amendment and also stresses adherence to accuracy is key to reporting.

 

Intro Music: Big Thighs, NJ by Low Cut Connie

Outro Music:  Nebraska by moe.

Civil Beat Reality Check: Rail Funding

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A last minute effort to fund Honolulu’s rail project appears to have gridlocked.

Intro Music: Animals Are Cut In Two by Half Handed Cloud

Outro Music:  Facing The Sun by Treefight for Sunlight

Testing New Alzheimer’s Treatment in Hawaii: Kore Kai Liow

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A three-year, worldwide drug trial is looking for participants here in Hawaii to test a new medication for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Outro Music: In Particular by Blonde Redhead

The Art of the Audition: Gary Epstein

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Acing that high-stakes audition is a crucial skill for any aspiring actor. A veteran actor and agent shares some tips of the trade.

Intro Music: It's My Life by No Doubt

Outro Music: I Gonna Wait No More (Instrumental) by No Doubt