Are We Preserving Access to Our Shorelines?
Preserving access to the shoreline is vital to the health of Hawaii's tourism and essential to Native Hawaiian culture. Laws ensure our access to our shorelines, but sometimes right-of-ways are blocked, not maintained, or are not publicly owned.
During Thursday's program join our live discussion below or on Twitter using #pbsinsights.
Should We Have the Right to Decide How We Die?
Should people with terminal illnesses be allowed to choose when and how they want to die? Hawaii's Attorney General recently issued a reminder that physicians who prescribe lethal amounts of drugs to end a patient's suffering can be charged with manslaughter. Is it time for Hawaii's law to be changed, or would allowing physician-assisted suicide open the door for new problems?
Scheduled guests include: Barbara Coombs Lee, National President, Compassion & Choices; David Louie, State Attorney General; James Pietsch, Director, University Of Hawaii Elder Law Program; and Dr. Emese Somogyi, Palliative Medicine Physician, Castle Medical Center.
Bonus 'After the Show' Video:
What Will Be the Effects of Hawaii's Decision
Regarding Same-sex Marriage?
This week's INSIGHTS looks at one of the most controversial and divisive issues at the Capitol in recent history. With religious, cultural and economic ramifications, the pending decision on Senate Bill 1 puts Hawaii in the national spotlight.
Moderator Malia Mattoch is joined by guests: Robert Fitzpatrick, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese Of Hawaii; Chris Lee, (D) State Representative, 51st District, Kailua, Waimanalo; Gary Secor, Vicar General, Roman Catholic Church Hawaii; and Sam Slom, (R) State Senator, 9th District, Hawaii Kai, Kuli'Ou'Ou, Niu, 'Aina Haina, Wai'Alae-Kahala, Diamond Head.