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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Constitutional Convention / Taxing Investment Property for Education

 

The next INSIGHTS presents two discussions:

 

–From 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm, we’ll talk about a Constitutional Convention and how it works. Hawai‘i’s last one was 40 years ago. This November, voters will decide whether to hold another one.

 

–Then, from 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm, we’ll discuss another issue on the ballot – whether to give the state the power to tax investment property to raise money for education.

 

Join us during our live discussion by phoning in, or leaving us a comment on Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and Facebook Live.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Facebook:
Visit the PBS Hawai‘i Facebook page.

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

To see an archive of past INSIGHTS ELECTION 2018 shows, click here.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Constitutional Convention Taxing Investment Property for Education

 


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
The Honolulu Zoo: A Fall from Grace

 

The Honolulu Zoo lost its accreditation after the Association of Zoos and Aquariums determined that the zoo receives inadequate funding from the City and community partners, and suffers from inconsistent leadership and political wrangling. City leaders vow to turn things around. The question is: How? On INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I, we’ll examine with Zoo Director Baird Fleming and other animal advocates with differing perspectives.

 

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

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

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