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What Would It Take to Achieve Hawaiian Sovereignty?

 

In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed a law apologizing for the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, fueling hopes that an independent Hawaiian nation would be recognized by the federal government. Twenty-two years later, sovereignty proponents continue to push for recognition in Congress, while new pathways toward nation-building emerge at home. What might an independent Hawaiian nation look like? Daryl Huff moderates the discussion.

 

You can watch the ‘After the Show’ discussion of this program here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGt8YjEZ8gw&feature=youtu.be

 

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How Can Hawai‘i Be More Business-Friendly?


According to a new CNBC study, Hawai‘i is the worst state in which to do business. How can we improve our business climate, our infrastructure and our workforce to make Hawai‘i a more business-friendly state? Daryl Huff hosts the discussion.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or Twitter. You may also email your questions ahead of time toinsights@pbshawaii.org.

 

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Will the Plastic Bag Ban Work on Oahu?

 

On July 1st, Honolulu will become the last county in the state to enforce a ban on certain types of plastic bags. The law addresses concerns by environmentalists who maintain that plastic bags clutter and damage our land and ocean. But, some island businesses say the law may hurt more than it helps, as they consider raising prices to pay for more expensive, acceptable bags. Moderator Daryl Huff hosts a conversation with supporters and opponents of the law as they discuss the pros and cons of the plastic bag ban on Oahu.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or Twitter. You may also email your questions ahead of time toinsights@pbshawaii.org.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
973-1000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
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The First 90 Days of Governor David Ige


It’s been 90 days since Gov. David Ige took office. Has the former state lawmaker laid groundwork for consensus-building? And how will he weather the storm created by his choice of Carleton Ching to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources? Daryl Huff moderates the discussion.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org.

 

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Should Hawai‘i Require Vaccinations for All Healthy Children?


Measles outbreaks linked to unvaccinated children on the mainland have many in Hawai‘i questioning whether our vaccination requirements are strong enough to prevent an outbreak here. Although several vaccinations are required to attend public schools, parents who believe the shots are dangerous or unnecessary can seek exemptions for religious and medical reasons. But now that the nearly eradicated measles virus has returned, should exemptions for healthy children still be allowed? Malia Mattoch moderates this discussion.

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time toinsights@pbshawaii.org.

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How Should Hawai‘i’s Public Schools Educate Students about Sex?

 

How Should Hawai‘i’s Public Schools Educate Students about Sex?

Hawai‘i’s public schools provide children with a culturally responsive and factual education about sexual health. And yet, our teen pregnancy rate is higher than the national average. Some parents, lawmakers and religious leaders feel the training goes into too many aspects of sexual health and doesn’t give our young teens the right message. Is the sexual education curriculum too detailed or not detailed enough? Malia Mattoch hosts the discussion.

 

 

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How Valuable Are Our Native Forests?

 

How Valuable Are Our Native Forests?

Hawai‘i’s native forests have been harvested for wood and cleared to make room for agriculture and development. Those that have survived still face attack from alien species that threaten to choke out and replace indigenous plant-life. What’s being done to restore Hawai‘i’s forests and protect them for the future? Mahealani Richardson moderates the discussion.

 

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Is Public School Reform Working for Hawai‘i’s Students?

 

The $75 million Race to the Top grant gave Hawai‘i’s public schools a much needed boost toward overall student academic achievement. But educators still believe we have a long way to go to get our students career- and college-ready. What more needs to be done as we prepare to apply the standards of the one-size-fits-all Common Core nationalized plan for education? Are we placing too much of a burden on our teachers? Should the focus be on parents?

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org.

 

 

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How can we better address domestic violence in our community?

 

Often shrouded in fear and shame, domestic violence is a crime that often lives just under the surface of Hawai‘i’s communities. Now, with local and nationally publicized incidents, domestic violence, its victims, and its impact on families are in the headlines. Despite the media attention, some victims can’t escape the violence and don’t know where to turn for help.

 

 

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What Are Our Options as Our Lives End?

 

What options do we have to ensure our lives end in a dignified manner? How can we guarantee our comfort when faced with assisted living or hospice care? What rights do we have as we face the end of our lives? What choices are available to those who are terminally ill? On the next INSIGHTS on PBS Hawai‘i, Malia Mattoch moderates a discussion on the question: What are our options as our lives end? Guests: Patricia Camero, Executive Director, Good Samaritan Pohai Nani; Lori Protzman, Advanced Care Planning Coordinator, Queens Medical Center; and Dr. Rae Seitz, Medical Director, HMSA Department of Quality Management.

 

 

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