Regulation

INDEPENDENT LENS
My Country No More

INDEPENDENT LENS: My Country No More

 

Between 2011 and 2016, oil drilling in rural North Dakota reached its peak, setting off a modern-day gold rush in the quiet, tight-knit farm town of Trenton, North Dakota, population less than 1000. With billions of dollars to be gained in an industry-friendly state with a “reasonable regulation” climate, small towns like Trenton became overwhelmed by an influx of workers, and countless acres of farmland were repurposed for industrial development. Through the voices of Trenton’s residents, My Country No More challenges the notion of “progress” and questions the long-term human consequences of short-term approaches to land use, decisions that ultimately affect all Americans, rural and urban alike.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
Tour Helicopter Safety and Noise

 

Helicopter tours provide spectacular views and create lasting memories for paying passengers. But the noise they create and concerns about safety have sparked complaints from residents across the state. A recent fatal crash in a Kailua, Oʻahu neighborhood has residents questioning whether safety regulations are being enforced and how much input the general public has in adjusting them. Join the discussion on Tour Helicopter Safety and Noise on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
High Cost of Prescription Drugs

 

Prices for prescription drugs are on the rise, adding to an overall increase in health-care costs, especially for seniors and others on fixed incomes. Who’s to blame for the rising costs – drug manufacturers, insurance companies or our nation’s health care system in general? What can consumers do about it? Join us for a discussion about the High Cost of Prescription Drugs on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
Business Start-ups

 

Statistics show that a little more than half of Hawaiʻi’s workforce is employed by small business owners. But the state gets low marks as a place to do business because of regulations, taxes and start-up costs. What does it take to start a small business in Hawaiʻi? What resources are available for young entrepreneurs?

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
Hiker Rescue Fines

 

The number of mountain rescues statewide continues to grow every year, with rescues on Oʻahu nearly tripling over a 10-year span ending in 2016. Emergency rescue squads are often called upon to rescue people who are trespassing on public property. Should the government charge these lawbreakers for the rescue service? Join us for a conversation on proposed Hiker Rescue Fines on the next INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Managing Tourism

 

Hawaiʻi’s tourist industry is thriving. Last year, nearly 10 million visitors spent almost 18 billion dollars here, according to the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. However, many residents complain of beaches and trails being overrun, and of the wear and tear on Hawaiʻi’s infrastructure. More and more, we hear people saying that the industry needs to be managed, but what does that look like?

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Recreational Marijuana

 

Pot, dope, weed, pakalōlō … all words that people use for marijuana. Medical marijuana is already legal in Hawai‘i. Is it time to legalize marijuana for recreational use? Ten other states have already said yes. Supporters point to possible tax windfalls from retail sales. Opponents cite potential health problems and federal laws against marijuana. Where do you stand on the issue of recreational marijuana? Join the conversation on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I.

 

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FRONTLINE
Coal’s Deadly Dust

FRONTLINE: Coal's Deadly Dust

 

FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners, and the failure to respond. This joint investigation reveals the biggest disease clusters ever documented, and how the industry and the government failed to protect miners. Also in this two-part hour, FRONTLINE presents a report from Yemen.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Medical Aid-in-Dying

 

As of 2019, Hawai‘i joined six other states – California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Vermont and Washington – plus the District of Columbia that allow terminally ill, competent adults, to get a prescription to end their lives. Hawai‘i’s law is called “Our Care, Our Choice.” Despite strict safeguards, the law is not supported by all.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
2019 Legislature Preview

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: 2019 Legislature Preview

 

The New Year brings a new session of the Hawai‘i State Legislature. What are the biggest issues facing lawmakers this year? What are the priorities? How much will lawmakers spend in the continuing battles to reduce homelessness and fix public schools? What will they do to reduce the cost of owning a home and improve the overall quality of life for Hawai‘i residents?

 

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