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"Slash Kuka keep. Hookah Spelled K. I. P. U. K. A.. Okay and I'll put that up on. Our show notes for later on, and then so the advocation processes still open it actually what close is. And then there's a there's a time line right I mean. It ends on the August thirty first. Yeah I believe so sounds good. Okay, so I will put that up on. Our show notes again. Thanks Alex for joining us. Thanks Lauper, and of course we'll take a short break. And when we return, we'll be joined by Senate. President Ron Cocchi and complex area Superintendent Paul Zena and we'll talk about the education technology plight pilot. This is bite marks cafe. Support for Bite. Marks cafe comes from the HP our local talk. Show Fund, which helps Hawaii public radio sustain and grow its locally produced. Talk Shows Mahalo to contribute contributor, Hawaii naturopathic retreat center. Welcome back to bite marks cafe. I am happy to walk Senate president. Ron COACHEE and doe complex. Area Superintendent Paul Zena from Koei and we'll talk about the cohee education technology pilot workum to bite cafe guys. Thank you very much. Okay so let's let's start with you. Know the the whole idea of this technology education pilot. And where did this idea come from? What was the genesis of this idea and maybe? Ron I'll give you a chance to to tell me word. When did you get into this idea of of contributing or or maybe pulling this together? Well we had a group that met on communicating over the big package of four bills. Universal PRE-K. You know the living wage affordable housing. And how do we improve school, Infrastructure and When covid nineteen here we felt that we wanted to continue meeting and because of the. Two bills relating to education, we had a few educators in the meeting and then one scolded nineteen. Accepted your initial invitation for Broadband Hooghly and started participating in that call, and it really became evident in this name to some of the connectivity issues, and what people were working on on the broadband, who he call and You know what was not happening in schools because none of us, we're prepared to do distance teaching all of our materials. Our technology was all based on really in school face to face teaching, learning, and then the ten Zuckerberg Foundation donated a million dollars through Hawaii Community Foundation for karate. And I realized we needed to get data to apply for. Grants and to be able to utilize money I talked to bill are cocky. Who Retired? At the end of last month Paul was the deputy and the superintendent in waiting. He's been on the job for about two weeks. Now but luckily is a technology guy. And in seven days he and bill got data from the seven principles, and we were able to put together a grant application and Mica Connie. From the Hawaii Community Foundation seeded it with one hundred thousand dollars we needed to. Raise another three hundred. To start minimally at four hundred ten convert came in with one fifty. Bank of Hawaii Foundation, a hundred everything foundation fifty thousand. I, the Wind Bank twenty five I, don't know. How much central Pacific Bank set but sent, but they had recently approved making a contribution as well, and then my wife Joy, and I personally donated fifteen thousand, so we have about five hundred thousand dollars, and they looked at three areas teaching. Teachers were training them to be better distance teachers, and then they can become trainers in their individual schools. Getting connectivity, so we identified purchasing hotspots. And then getting the devices for the students who still did have a device no now Paul your complex area superintendent for the entire island. Right so when when you look at this pilot is the pilot helping to address connectivity issues with students across the entire island and will the the WIFI hotspots satisfy those that perhaps are currently connected. Yeah it. It is Kinda unique situation here on coli being. That it's one complex, and we are the whole island, so because of that it was through lots of great conversations in partnerships with various folks who are in the industry around telecommunications that made it really clear to us the products that we needed to use to actually. Supply that connectivity for students. And what we discovered was it wasn't just an issue for students per se. We realized that there were teachers that really depended on their connections through work at school that we're not necessarily getting the same kind of activity at home, so it was more than just providing to students. We realized that it was providing the whole system that we needed to have patch those those those poopers in the connectivity, so it was actually providing little Wi fi. We found that to be the best. Product and the best solution that made it more people. Track and it was something that we could mobilize an order very quickly And Senate president and you know when when looking at your entire sort of. District, which is of course. Know, there's going to be schools that are probably more connected versus others. In fact I remember you mentioning on on the Bravo and who he called it, I think it was COMPA that you know many of them were connected, so they opted to do sort of hard copy and I guess I'm curious. How you got an involved with you, know sort of encouraging. This may be blended approach where it can be a combination of face to face to face as well as. Learning, did you? Were you able to convince some of the? Folks that were a little bit maybe reluctant about going online to actually take the leap to go online..
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On the Big island for months have been sharing their thoughts to prevent the construction of the one point. Four Billion Dollar Observatory sorry project. There's dialogue on this anywhere. You stand on this. Give us a call joyner conversation by calling one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight. That's also one eight hundred nine million native and before the break. We were introduced to K- aloha shooter on the line with US too. If you WANNA chat directly with her Phone all nine again are open. One eight hundred nine six two eight four eight is the number Kahlo. Welcome back and also want to bring in another voice joining us out of Honolulu. Hawaii is semi Wando Wilder King. And he's the Executive Director of Imo Imola. TNT in he is molly our pleasure to have him here as well Samuel Mule. Welcome law. Thank you for having me and semi. Don't tell us a little bit about where you stand all this My the group was founded by my friend Martin to create a safe space for native Hawaiians who support TNT because we've experience the brunt of the bullying and racism online against supporters of the TNT primarily. From I'm not sure who they were in general but there are some people who are identified themselves as native Hawaiians economic me saying that we were fake Alliance for supporting the telescope and he's kind of intimidation they should tactics and you know threatening people threatening people's jobs so she wanted to create this group immoral. GMT to protect those people. And she's been kind of supporting TNT for a number of years more recently. I've been more of a silent supporter like many people in Hawaii and when the protests started this year or last last year now happy new year the I decided I needed to speak out now and so where I come from is a native Hawaiian. I look at this issue and I see that. This is the tel.. The thirty meter telescope is an amazing project that I support and I consent to and I think is an excellent thing and I've and we've been speaking about informed consent. I think there's much informed consent in our community on my end and I have consented to it and that's why I think it's a good thing. The the reason I support it is because number one. It is culturally consistent with our values in in Hawaii. It's about the search for knowledge it's about advancement of knowledge for human beings for mankind about sharing that quest for excellence and I think. PMT provides all all of that. And I've spoken with one of our Puna here namely Mommy Lum. WHO's the Kahuna of Hayao on Big Island? And she's taught me that the the the sacred nature amount of CARE is not such that it prohibits construction or any human use at all indeed. You know our ancestors. I use the mountain in the ways they could. They had an ads. Corey on top of Mount of care where they mind an area. That's one hundred times the size of TNT. They mind rock out of it. It's because it was. It was used for that purpose. So the sacredness of Monica as for the advancement of human knowledge and human in no. And you know human excellence. And that's one of the things we've quoted her on our website and we have a number of flyers and that's what she explained it's just that the TNT and the nature of it you know it's not even an ad score right we're not signing for weapons or for or for tool it's a thing to learn about the universe and our place in it and to study the stars and so it also continues our cultural connection to navigation and to stargazing and Tequila Hukou and just the fact that we can navigate the stars from the telescope. And that kind of way I think the titans scripted like that which I thought was really cool metaphor and so that's the that's the number one reason I think is a great thing number. Two is the benefits that the TNT provides to our community are amazing. I mean there's a one point. Four billion dollar construction costs which is going to bring. I think they said a couple of hundred jobs are into jobs. Construction and construction jobs are always that kind of spamming in your opening bid. You were talking about you know deconstruction efforts construction jobs that would provide so those are great jobs they last for ten years and then there's the jobs that will be created wants telescopes operational. I think it's something like one hundred forty jobs and then on top of that. TNT is giving a million dollars a year and scholarships and that goes into a thing called the thing for the fun goes seven hundred fifty thousand dollars to the Hawaii Community Foundation which distributed to schools and two students. And then there's another two hundred fifty thousand that goes directly to the foundation and the by nation is from my understanding. A group that gives scholarships for college only two native lions so there's that benefit specifically to our people which is excellent and and then that's in addition to the fact that EMC also it's required to give pay a million dollars in rent with a fifty fifty operational timespan and that money he goes eight hundred thousand to the Office of Management and the Office of Medicaid Management as it has had issues for sure and I think a lot of that has been brought to light by. Ah but it's also improved dramatically since nineteen ninety. When you look at the audits you see that you know? They've cleaned up their act. They're making sure that things are kept in order. They've they've established rules for the mountain now so these kinds of things have been sold and that money that eight hundred thousand dollars go to support you know protecting the Waco Kuu bug and the and the animals and the four that are on not a cat and mapping the historical sites that are on a care and keeping track of that and then another two in two thousand dollars I read goes to the Office of affairs. Fun and so Samuel when you take a look at all this in. It's great that we're hearing different information understanding about this place and where to conduct a mile. Lease stand on all of this And that's good to hear here to have this dialogue. Maybe you haven't been able to hear this kind of dialogue and you have some thoughts. Join the conversation. All opinions are welcome. One eight hundred nine six six to eight four eight is the number Samuel hang tight got a caller on the line. We're going to go ahead and say hi to Nicole A who is in Hawaii listening in online Nicole. Thank you for giving us the ring. You're on air. Yes I agree with you sir I actually unfortunately fortunately have to work in Alaska. I work in the aeronautical industry and so hard to find good stem jobs in the state of Hawaii and I also would like to show my support for T. M. T.. And I agree with you that. I'm not native Hawaiian. I agree that Hawaii was found by wait. Finders who found their way by the stars and that with the TNT with this position so close to the equator and with hot you do the clear air. You're bored US an opportunity to study the stars. Like we've never had a chance to look for with the exception of Hubble and so I also like to throw in my I support for the TMC and just respectfully ask protectors What their stances on that? I'm not unique opportunity. She's not even the Canary Islands. The alternate stories are the alternate by fourteen cheese could provide like we can here in the state of Hawaii. Okay Okay Nicole. Thanks for giving US ring in Killa. Sounds like she's talking directly to Kia on the last part of her question Do you consider yourself yourself one in any thoughts You know regarding the way finding I'm glad that use knowledge that that we are way finders One of the primary way fire finders oppo navigator nine hundred Thompson has come out about the desecration of Monica and he has said that this desecration and I mean th. This issue is about disrespecting attracting And Racism by the University to the people that's been his position there is one other wave finder who supports TNT But the majority of them and he's the leader has house actually not supported it. You know it's a false narrative to kind of frame this issue that it's like coins against point. This is really not About that and also I wanted to answer some of the things that were being said first of all as a practitioner. I am a practitioner. Actually and the Office of Management Does have its issues but one most important issues that it has is is that it continues to desecrate.
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"They may not necessarily really changed the dial that you could recognize in twenty twenty. These may be changes that you don't see happening until maybe twenty twenty five for twenty thirty. So how do you convince people that what you're trying to do is the is is get. The sail plan changed the course but be confident or beat trusting that. This is the right path while I think it starts with leaders again across all sectors being transparent and vulnerable and you. I don't think I've seen so. Many leaders be willing to put themselves in a vulnerable state in the public eye. being open to having these kinds of conversations nations so it starts there and just building that trust and and again the issues that we're dealing with we're built up over decades and it's going to take a little time for us to start tackling them but I think you could start building trump's rich I mean how. How do you see your project sort of being in the public eye and I think it's It's really really welcome. And I appreciate your continuous interest in trying to make sure we're having public conversations about because when I sit down and and again challenged lynge people to tell me where do they think the better growth opportunities are. Where do they think the opportunity to read for us to add jobs that are well well paid? Did that create the kind of different opportunities that are going to keep kids here or let him come home. There's not a lot of better ideas that I'm hearing and as As we wrestle through that and make people understand the need to compete in the need to be excellent. Then I think we're getting more people to say How can I help right and that? That's really a key I think also highlighting some of action. That leaders are already taking right. Now that are having scalable scalable impact. I think and some kind of under the radar screen in terms of what kind of investments does I think. What rich has the leader of American savings? Bank did and relocating their entire office building. Right in the middle of an of Malkov Allah pardon was a huge social impact move. You know it's been a challenge area for US It's been an area that has been you know. Unfortunately having a lot of chronic homelessness and presence there is creating a different different space and it's making a tremendous impact but it wasn't an easy move for them. Yeah and it's for us it's It's a big part of us. We did it for the bank and for teammates. Thanks to create a great place to work but we did it to make an impact in the community there because we could've located it in a in other places but we really felt that this was was a good move for that area the community and we're seeing good responses people are stepping up to try to make sure we can sustain it and and really we make it a a space that is more vibrant more safe and more of a community asset. I don't see how do you see getting the word out on some of these great projects and finding that right balance between China get people to realize that there are genuine efforts to change the the change the course change the dynamic but not you know we're not trying to just market the fact that we're you know we're we're doing something right so it's kind of a balance between the the genuine nature of what you just did with with moving. I mean building a new building in a location. But how do you share that story in the white in the right way yeah You know it's like anything you. We generally like to have other people tell our story instead of us what we but what. We've what we've done is really. They tried to work with the community around us to to make it a make our effort. Part of the community's effort we don't WanNA come in with big body and say this is the way you think we should do it but if we're doing it together then people will talk about it and people will notice the change and what we really want. We don't care about the credit. Had it for we just want the action and the community engagement to make it make it better and get more people stepping out to say we can do stuff. We can do excellent projects. We can make the community better if we work together and I think one simple way to be honest. Burt is to put a nontraditional voice. On the issue and We saw that. I'll give you two examples in where that was extremely successful back in two thousand eighteen when Peter Whole led led the the announcement around the Alice report which is an acronym for asset limited income constrained employed. And that's where that fifty percent number KNBR came out of one out of every two of our families. Now people around the country have been trained to get the Alice word out to get people to realize that this is a great data point. I I understand well being of people but we put the nonprofit communities voice was was was making that argument the moment a business leader and the head of one of our largest banks makes that statement it changes the listener group and now it's kind of a common common word out there that people understand the second example was Bob Harrison. I Swine Bank When he took on trying to create a joint outreach center in Conway which was a a satellite site for search for homeless services? You know when he stood up as chair of the health and Wellness Committee and champion that issue it created a different audience of listeners. An it created a different group of engage stakeholders who raised up to half a million dollars to fund is through your pilot program and Connie only and now he's doing it in twenty twenty Anyanwu night so I think just changing that voice sometimes It makes a big difference. Well you know I am going to commit that. In twenty twenty we will have you both or your representatives to continue to talk about the change framework as well as some of the activities in the Innovation Task Force Rich Wacker is the president and CEO of American Savings Bank and Mike is the president and CEO of Hawaii Community Foundation. I want to thank you both for joining me today and happy New Year. Plan your. We're happy New Year Bird and thank you for listening. That bite marks cafe. Join US next week when we will talk about a private sector initiative called the true initiative..
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"Marks cafe where of course we serve you the first bite of today's science technology analogy and innovation. I'm Bert Lum. This is the second part of our special edition and of course where we invited to prominent executives in Hawaii rich worker record president and CEO of American Savings Bank and Mica Connie President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaii Community Foundation and we invited them here to talk about the innovation economy and how Hawaii can thrive in the twenty first century. Today partout will look at goals and objectives for twenty twenty and of course it's my pleasure due to welcome back rich and Mike to bite marks fade. Thanks for joining me. Merry Christmas I got some pretty cool gift so now we're ready for the new year. I mean you you know twenty twenty. It's GonNa be interesting because you know just a little Minor kind of a kid bit of information. It's the end of the twelve year. Cycle goal of the Chinese Zodiac. So twenty nine thousand nine was the end and now twenty twenty. We're looking forward into the news. Twelve year cycle so. I had a good Christmas. That's what I'm glad to see. You Know Twenty Nineteen Powell and now we're looking at twenty twenty happy New Year to you and your family so in terms of you know you know we've got A. We had a good chance to talk about some things that were the ground work That was sort of set up in twenty nineteen. And we just as a recap you know. We kind of talked about the Innovation Task Force the the change framework. Some of the things that are actually being looked at who who to kind of bring together the community across the sectors whether it's nonprofit government private sector and now so you know we're we're looking forward to twenty twenty and how as you mentioned some of the collective action and how this conceptual now becomes tasks that really can be looked at objectified and Mitt as a part of goals in the coming years. So Mike maybe maybe we can start with you telling us you know what is the what. How can we be hopeful in twenty twenty and what kind of what kind of things it should be looking for us? It's no question. It's time to harvest following last year's WHO Executive Conference the twelve or so co chairs of the committees media came together and and committed to to a bunch of focuses and it doesn't mean that the focuses of other committees are important. And we're GonNa talk about the innovative. McConnell are innovative sector in a second but the CO chairs agreed that there's three hours we needed to focus on housing. Affordability was one. The second was does Early Childhood Education and shooting for Universal Preschools for For Hawaii and the third was making sure we have a complete count on Census and so all of our chairs whereas would be focusing on that. You're going to hear a lot of buzz at the at the At the legislature. This year around those three issues. You're going to hear a lot about that in the community unity We're excited about the potential there but also we're excited about what what What we're doing and other committees in this committee specifically that riches leading an ED? I'd rather let him have an opportunity to speak to those shirt. Yeah so so in terms of the committees that with We're referring to it's the sort of community and economy committee meteorite which is the C- right and and you know we've got the basically the innovation economy diversification of the economy Team within within that right and that's We we've brought in and the work that we were doing under the banner of the Business Roundtable For many years. And we've brought that into this so that you know part of our our spirit with the change framework is. Don't start over. Take the things that are working. Make them work. Better get more help behind him. And so we've brought that into the change framework and we're we're really moving there so there's some of the things so we you know in our last show. I mean we talked about Some of the projects that are underway. And you mentioned some of the kind of the four key the task of the Innovation Task Force is going to undertake are. What are some of the things that you can start to actually look at as as as goals and objectives that you can start to actually measure right so so we the the the goal of what we were trying to do with these four areas serve is really create Tangible progress on interaction between entrepreneurs the traditional business economy and community and the universities -versities and and really get those collisions happening. Because that's how we get the innovation to to grow so very specifically we've got companies is that are signing up to take on internships and and what we call work based learning for with undergrads and grads so that we're bringing those in so we've asked for example the university to say here's the here's the areas where we really have excellence in research and technology leadership and we've asked companies to say these as a we're willing to take on because we're wrestling with problems in these areas so companies like Hawaiian electric or taking on really talented Resources from the universities to look at the renewable energy challenges integrating renewables into the grid. How do we operate more effectively there to to move forward on our our clean energy goals? That's an example Hawaiian tell is looking at bringing people in from the engineering schools around the communications technologies. That are great. They're we're taking resources. In from the data. Visualization departments over. There that help us look at all the big data that we have Coming in for from risk risk marketing. And how we can solve some of the problems that we're looking at so we're trying to do that matchmaking. To really get those collisions happening the other thing..
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"In addition of Bite Marks cafe where we serve you the first bite of today science technology and innovation. Asian I'm Bert Lum and of course during this special two part addition of the show we've invited to prominent executives in Hawaii rich wecker president and chief executive could have officer of American Savings Bank and Mike Akande President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation and they're here to talk about Hawaii's these innovations economy and how you can thrive in the twenty first century in part one. We'll take a look at accomplishments and challenges in two thousand nineteen then in part two will take a look at goals and objectives for twenty twenty and now it is my pleasure to welcome rich and Mike to bite marks cafe. Thanks for joining me today. Thanks for having US here. Hope Santa Claus treated you. Well Yeah what I'm hoping Mica. You know maybe we'll start off with how you both characterize what twenty nineteen. What kind of messages did we get on a two thousand nineteen? What kind of accomplishments what what? How would you characterize twenty knife? I think for for us. I mean those who are involved at the executive conference and those who are it was a time of reflection it was it was no question it was a time time of Reflecting on really what is the wellbeing of people in place in Hawaii and you know and understanding that we have some really really deep issues issues that we're going to have to face as leadership in Hawaii across all sectors business Political nonprofit I mean you name it It these issues is cross all sectors right now and I think he was We saw opportunity to come together as a leaders across stake across various obvious stakeholders to really try to figure out a way to tackle some of these issues. I think so. We're poised right now to move forward into twenty twenty two to do that. So I think doing the work we did was really about reflection and positioning now in terms of The kinds of I guess the data points they were really in your face. Were there things that kind of popped out and made you really start to think for one Getting a broader group of people people to adopt a consistent framework to understand the wellbeing of people in place. And that's what the change framework is. It's an acronym that represents community and economy health and wellness arts culture natural environment government and civic engagement and education change than across that change for those six sectors. There's there's one thousand nine subsectors and actually forty six indicators that actually tell us quantifiably what is the wellbeing of people in place and when we did that and we looked got those numbers it told us some things one of the interesting things and sad things at told us said that one out of every two people in Hawaii is one paycheck away from financial. Aw Catastrophe and and that's not healthy. And as a result of that many of these people in the middle class are leaving. Roy and and that's not acceptable right. I mean I've I've heard numbers like the actual population is decreasing. Yes since two thousand and ten between two thousand and ten in two thousand eighteen. We've saw more than a seven percent decrease in the population on the island of all that's closed. That's over six hundred sixty thousand people who left allow and when we look at. The data is primarily middle class families. Those who can actually afford to leave are leaving. And so what's left for those who can't afford to leave and who I've actually the finances to be able to stay here. And that's that's the that's the muscle of our economy. That's the muscle of our future and I think leaders across all industries including riches. She's are recognizing that you know as as you stated off off line. Rich in middle income families can't buy meat meeting and come home so you're so rich I mean what's your what's your assessment of two thousand nineteen. So you know I think as Mike said People needed we did a lot of reflection because the your overall was a pretty good year right. The economy. Strong unemployment's at record low levels and even despite all that strength We still have these challenges right where people can't afford to live here the way they want we have people not only Who are leaving because of the cost factors? But they're leaving because because they don't think that maybe the job opportunities are as good here as they are In on the mainland if they want to pursue careers in some sectors. Can they really get the jobs jobs here that they went together. Do they have to go somewhere else. And so when we when we look at that and we say For a Hawaii if we want to keep Hawaii the way it is and the way we want it to be in the future we have to have a strong economy right. There's no shortage of things where you you know you talk talk to anybody. You Watch the news you look at the paper. Everybody needs money for investment for you know new this we we've got infrastructure that we need. We got more housing new. We need all that takes money and the only thing that generates that is a strong economy so where we are were the growth of the hospitality Italian sector. Probably not going to be a str- it's going to stay an important part and the biggest part but how much more can it grow without encroaching on on the the rest of the the environment of the state that you know. How much more can we support on that? The federal presence is here and it's big and strong but can is it going to grow or is there more risk that You know we we will lose some of it right. And we have to fight to maintain our competitiveness for that. So what else is going to grow. Grow the economy so that we have good paying jobs that people can afford to live here and they have that kind of opportunity the that they want careerwise. And you're you're getting to a topic that I'm really interested in is sort of innovation economy and I'd like to kind of get your impressions of of what exactly is the innovation economy. Another data point the MICA too. Is that The the demographic of eighteen thirty four year olds is also so kind of decreasing and that is probably the demographic that really feels that innovation economy. But maybe a rich Tell me how would you sort out of characteristics or define what the innovation economy is. And I think it's It's a broad description that captures a lot of different things. The part that I'm most focused on is the the part of the economy that can be stronger and generate new companies new growth For Hawaii because because of the the technology innovation That really is here through the university presence right when you look At the the strength that that our universities have on the research front kind of Research funding that comes into Hawaii. There's amazing Intellectual capital here that Can be a generator of of growth of new ideas of new innovation that can make Hawaii Wii companies stronger that can create new companies For Hawaiian. That's the part that I'm really focused on. Now Mike. You mentioned the The Hawaii Executive Executive Conference and for most of us We probably aren't you know in that circle so maybe tell us a little bit about what the Hawaii Executive Conference pulls together and how is it evolving into the the collaborative although executive conference has been around for nearly eighty years. There's and back in the old days it was you know. The energy was driven by the big five business. People coming together you know talking about the year and looking and forecasting forecasting forward what the year would bring and it and that that went on for a good seven years sixty seven years but in the nineties And quite frankly probably in the early two two thousand. It's starting to lose a little bit of its luster and became more of a Less less substantive conversation but in two thousand sixteen doing business local businessmen and Philanthropists in Hawaii took over the rights of of that of that conference It had some debt tied to it that he had to pay off. And then he hibernated it for a year and he reconstituted in something that he felt would have a much more meaningful impact on some of the challenges that was facing. We approached him with the change for him work knowing that he was getting these leaders together and so today The conference is We think a better representation of the hoist the community at large not just the business community but elected leaders nonprofit leaders union leaders Philanthropists Some some community leaders. It'll continue to grow to be a better reflection of our community but those leaders are convening in our cross a four five day period. But but today they're they're coming based on the work that was happening The the year prior and the year prior work your committees that are organized around that change framework and so we're trying to build that muscle of actually getting things done and not just expecting others to solve it for us now. You know I do want to find out how you actually actually pitched the idea of the change framework and got the the Hawaii Executive Conference and collaborative to actually embrace it and adopted. But when hold that thought we'll be right back after this short break do continue our conversation with Mike Economy and rich wacker about Hawaii's innovation economy. This is Bite Marks Cafe Fi. This is bite marks cafe. I'm Bert Lum. And if you're just joining us so we're talking to rich wacker and Mike Mike Economy about the innovation economy and what was accomplished in twenty nineteen. Of course right before the break. We were talking about the Hallway Executive Conference and of course course the cut out of matching up of the change framework which which Mica you and Foundation was really kind of putting together. How was it that you took that that and got a guys like doing research? And the and the executive Conference to to embrace I think once the framework where was established and we started seeing the type of data that was coming out and some of the compelling opportunities we felt we had as a place the possibly come together if we could get the right leadership around a common set of data ingred Kinda some shared goals possibly take on some collective action. Then you know the WHO executive negative conference became kind of a natural target for us and so when Knowing Dwayne and had having had the opportunity to work with him and knowing what he was doing we started having having a conversation and when we started community foundation while we may be a large away you know. We can't solve hoist problems. UH-HUH I mean we can start to highlight. We can align our resources. But we're only as strong as the partners we can attract to it and this was a partner that we saw had really really great great potential if we could align our resources align our influence align strategies and so when we pitched it to to gain. I think he had made a lot of sense to him. And we have very aspirational goals to really restructure Hoy's ECON NBA so that there's an economic plan and an educational sell plan that is right in sync As rich stated earlier to to have a place where people can thrive here. You know. The average person should be able to try if you shouldn't have to leave a way to do that now. Rich Rich Your role in the change framework is part of the C.. Which is the community and economy and out of that you have have been very active in putting together like the the the innovation Task Force right and I've I've had many of those the people that are on the task force part of the show. And we've you know we've talked about their individual programs. Maybe tell me a little bit about how you decided to tackle the economy economy piece of the chain framework and how did the the Innovation Task Force Really Kinda come out of that so so My involvement goes back A lot of years to When the Business Roundtable started working on on economic climate and diversification of the economy enemy? Where are we going to grow And how are we going to keep our economy robust and we started looking at this. Because when when you think about what the areas are next you know. We know we're not going to be a manufacturing center. We know we're not GONNA be a raw materials. Exports the number of areas that are available for arrest to grow in a way that is compatible with our environment and keeping the beauty of Hawaii as as it is and being attractive as a hospitality. Halladay spot the the list is pretty short right and when you look at where do we have strength to build on and why. Why can we build a sustainable ainable economy off of it? The the you start to get really focused on this technology and and the opportunity surrounding universities -versities so we started looking at other communities right and we would go to see San Diego. You go to Austin or now you go to Salt Lake and you see these. These technology communities booming in these places and they all center around a decision by the community to to grow road this segment to build off the expertise and resources of their universities and to to create a dynamic environment where commercialization and innovation can thrive and for me..
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"Alexander was dancing the entire time in his parka thank you I need the part you need a park in here good morning everybody and welcome to this edition of road to home it's a program that is focusing on of course homelessness in our communities but more importantly it's a way to get updated first ten with those were most knowledgeable and also hands on with this issue plus our good friends in the community who are doing great work in partnership and also a unilaterally on the homeless issue so here we are it's the day before independence day want to welcome everybody in studio Scott where she **** you brother Iraq the morning good to see you brother mark tell you I'm doing quite well read good morning to you thanks for having us again good morning I'd like Scott to introduce our good friend who is in studio with us today or very excited today to be joined by the new executive director partners in care a lorry the land now although she's new on in her role as ET she actually has a long history of partners and Karen formally served as chair of the organization is really been active and homeless services and way for many years tremendous to money because I don't run with that remark there we go Laura good morning to you in the morning thank you I think it's our first time to get together and have a chat yep so we're delighted that you're with us we're going to get to know a little bit better a little bit later we're going to jump in with the fellas get updated and then focus on partners in care sounds good all right thanks so very much gentlemen I'll throw it over to you a bit of an update from where we were the last time that we were together Scott from the state standpoint no I think we're we're still moving forward with many of the things on that we mentioned earlier one of the big highlights to happen as we had some gas in town for the US conference of mayors marked in Charlotte but more about that we're joined again by Katie Miller and Matthew toward you from the US and its C. consul and homelessness as always you know we checked and what time really to kind of touch base on here about what's happening in other parts of the country and to hear from them you know their perspectives on how we're doing locally and Matthew door he he's the chair for the IT director of the U. S. I. C. H. the last time he had been here was about four years ago I think actually it might have been my very first day on the job here and at that time it was just in the height of the situation I was going in on in cut off gonna time anything on your head remarked to the media at that time that that you can't make it was one of the largest in the country and you know she was just surprised that number of children that we're living on the streets and one of things both he and Katie had share is how different it is knowledge although you still have incoming call cockle it's a very different population is now mainly I'm single adults and couples they've notice a dramatic reduction not only visually about also the numbers in that we have fewer families and fewer children experiencing homelessness and why I think over the past four years there's been about a forty percent reduction in the number of people and families and the number of children directly experiencing homelessness anything that's in large part due to the fact that they increase resources we've been able to bring online many of the programs that we talk about here on the show like rapidly housing housing first and so on on I think that's you know that visit was one of the big highlights anything that like I mentioned earlier was tied into the US conference of mayors until just very quickly again with that Scott of you mentioned before about how the success and then there is demonstrable progress being made governor signed yesterday numerous bills amongst them was a hundred million dollar allocation of for rentals can you expand on that a what that really means and so one of the things that I think was spoken out before his importance of increasing funding for the rental housing revolving fund and also our dwelling unit revolving fund which help to support I'm affordable development of new affordable rental housing coming on line so I think that was you're just a continuation of the governor and the legislature's commitment to increasing those types of resources are not losses to bring up your rental housing specifically targeted at family is you know what a set aside for people that are sixty percent area median income and below and people who are no fiber five percent of that have to be thirty percent area median income and you also need to be thirty percent yeah okay yeah so where the new units that are generate it because of the funding for the rental housing with involving fun and so on we're able to pare those units what's on the service dollars ripping online from programs like housing for us and so on to help address the needs of the chronically homeless population that we're seeing on the streets the I also understand that there is X. amount of units that will be available twenty twenty can you share some of those details so on I apologize that there's another person the governor's office who really focuses more on the affordable housing aspect but just generally speaking I thank the governor really has pushed for significant allocations for the run also moving fund which has spurred our ability to increase housing production right over time and that's something that I think he and the legislature ball committed to continuing moving forward gotcha gotcha thanks for that very much mark conference of mayors seem to be very successful event it was that you know the eighty seventh annual meeting took place here in Honolulu the first time in over fifty years that the US conference of mayors met here in Hawaii Americal will preside over a number of things we had a special session on climate change before the conference and then during the conference Honolulu was featured in a number of events out not only the city but our practices around housing and homelessness we featured one of the best practice forms and Scott was able to attend that and that form featured Dwayne creases call Weeki village project as well as Hawaii community foundations change framework and the utilization of that or the application of that and housing A. S. A. P. again these kinds of products correlate with the dramatic reduction here on a law who as Scott mentioned of family homelessness and children homelessness something that sometimes people forget a forty two percent reduction in family homelessness a forty percent reduction in the number of children under eighteen on the streets Bob so I think this was really good and then also mayor call will for the first time put forward a resolution concerning homelessness resolution number sixteen which was passed and which really focused on the scandal of on sheltered homelessness and the loss of life expectancy you know the average age here in Honolulu under fifty three research around the country indicating anywhere from the twenty to thirty year loss of life especially impacting negatively women and the the younger you are young people and so I think that was good we also do increase who gave a tour of Kyle we keep village to the mayors and we had eight mares from what really across the country as far as George but you know also into Minnesota not just the west coast mayors they toured that and they made wonderful comments you know to the press as well as seeing our provide rest stop again a state of the art rest facility so again I think what we see concretely Intel's easy some people like to pontificate in their arm chairs you know about what's not right and what we tend to focus on in the city and county and with mayor Caldwell and his team is practical stuff that delivers results using data not anecdotes and we're starting to see that we got a long ways to go we know that of course and that's why now we're shifting in the one year five months in thirty days of mayor cobbles administration were shifting our attention to the sheltered homeless population having shown definitively that as you increase affordable housing and housing that specifically targets homeless persons that decreases the count now will more definitively and strategically address the sheltered homeless population I I agree I understand statistics I do but I also don't believe it's necessary to categorize armchair quarterbacking in the comfortable chairs with rhetoric and pontificate shin because people are encountering mark there and countering first hand I have a friend who had a homeless person literally as she was driving step in front of her car and what does that mean if the individual had not been there is a homeless individual maybe it would not have happened it did happen it could have been tragic people are encountering things that ARE visceral and that's the impression that they're getting and then that's where the emotion comes and why why why when you share that there's a forty plus percent reduction in family homelessness thank the lord that's remarkable news but we have folks and having counters are very very less than pots which is why I indicated that we're shifting our attention to the shelter the homeless population precisely because of that I live downtown as you do and I encounter persons that are homeless we know that many of them are suffering from addiction issues and that's why we have new programs coming online to address that again big knowledge in that but also acknowledging that hard work is what's required engagement working with the homeless population wherever they are and and whatever demographic they fit into it's very hard because we're working with human beings that are complex and you know one of our strategies this community engagement and we need the community to help us by not for example enabling people to stay on the streets by supporting and encouraging those programs that actually deliver results and that's what I mean there I think that's extremely important we need the name what we need we need the name what works and we need to invite all of us to work together because the more we do that the more were able to actually have an impact as we've had on homeless families and children of the mayor's that visited today share some of the challenges that they're facing were they able to share some of the progress they're making vice versa to help one another sure actually I I think that's one of the things that was interesting we had small town mayors you know from smaller towns and big once we your mayor Garcetti was involved in mayor Caldwell's session but we also had a mayor Venice from Eugene Oregon a smaller city and we actually had a set of TV interviews and a lot of the interviews focused on housing and homelessness and how we're all facing similar challenges and that you know we can share and learn a lot together and one of the things that's very clear Matthew dory was one of our presenters again at at the session and he emphasized that across the country what we see is when we invest in housing it really makes a difference but we also know that certain areas especially on the west coast like Los Angeles and San Francisco they've invested a lot of money into an old practices like housing first now they're starting to invest more in affordable housing their numbers are going down you know we see across the country in different places that experimented with certain things things that work and things that don't work safe zones are becoming more more of a disaster you know in terms of not only a human disaster but not having a positive impact and so we we know more and more and it's great the the mayor's coming together we had a couple hundred people I think at our session because they're really interested in this and they want to see creative options knowing that sometimes we fail forward I understand but just one thing before we have to take our break the recent approval in the council for the allocation of of budgetary moneys to go to each district has a been a the forward movement on that of how that's being utilized as of today sure so as far as I know not this is not a new idea this was done before and last time this was done only councilmember Monna Han actually put forward a concrete project which eventually yielded are provide rest stops he's also the one who supported Carl we keep village she was actually on the tour with mayor Caldwell that was given because he's been I think very forward thinking I think other council members have looked at ideas but he's the only one that you know that's far has been able to deliver and has made it really clear that the services are for everyone who is in need not just for his district when I take a very short break we'll get to know Laura feeling she's in our studio with partners in care and will return in just a few short moments this addition of road to home on this Wednesday July third continues into the aids traffic.
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"Can gonna bring back Brian Oxman now for number two sports and the courts have Ryan thanks for hanging on with us and doing another segment. Oh to be was the sports Scott on Saturday night. I I mean, it's like being with the mud blood and the beer I can't think of anything better like being back in jail all over again. I can't so Louis. Hey, brian. We talked about Luke Heimlich before Oregon state pitcher lefthanded throws close to a hundred miles an hour. And you would think a left handed pitcher with that kind of skill would be taken right up near the top. Maybe you in the top ten picks in the major league baseball draft. But the last two years he wasn't drafted. And the reason is that he pled guilty to molesting his niece who was between the ages of four and six back when he was a teenager. He's twenty three now he pled guilty at the time. But now he says the the guilty plea was a family decision because he was looking at maybe thirty or thirty five years in jail. He says he never did it he pled guilty to avoid jail time. And since then he's abided by all the court's orders. He hasn't. Defended but still not drafted Brian. And it looks like he might not have a baseball career. So what are your thoughts on his case? I think he's not only going to make it to the big leagues. But it is going to be a big time splash when he gets there for the past two years he has sat and watched as his teammates get drafted in the first round, Oregon won the national championship against Arkansas. And he was sixteen and one in getting the ducks to the next Oregon, Oregon state, Brian if the beavers. Why does the sports Scott? Oh, good. Unbelievable. Yes, sir. All right. He gets the beavers Oregon state to to the national championship his teammates. Nick Madrigal drafted in the first round Kansas Geyer outfielder drafted in the first round Trevor run arch drafted in the first round. He sits and watches them. Why? Because he is accused over ten years ago of having molested his niece when she was four or six years old somewhere in between there. They're not quite sure. All right. He's now twenty four years old. So he was back in the day. He was actually sixteen years old when they say that he did this molestation. He denied it reently vehemently. Dave, he did a psychological examination with a therapist. And he told that therapist that he did not touch this girl that this is a dispute between his family where his brother's wife is accusing him and the brother is getting divorced. Josh is the brothers name. And so the the therapist does this report where she says that he adamantly denies all allegations against him. But accepts the guilty plea to make sure that his brother will not be prejudiced. And that he will not have to go to jail off. Come on, man. This is a family dispute. And I find it very very disturbing that the prosecutor does not recognize that when you have a divorce situation and the wife is making these allegations from a little girl who says, oh, yeah, he he touched. But what did he do? He touched me. There's no sexual activity involved. There is mere touching that's involved here. I find this all very highly suspect. And here's the real thing day this week. He goes to to cokely's day, Los darrow's in Mexico where he is going to be one of nineteen pitchers who shows up for spring training this last week the team in Mexico is gonna play its first game on April fifteenth. And here's what I wonder nineteen pitchers. How many of them throw ninety eight mile? On our fastballs. And our hand I would say zero no, no there's one hundred that's new hamlet. He is going to blow away the Mexican league. And when he does that no wall, no wall that anybody's gonna build is going to keep him out of America. Because the big leagues are gonna pay him huge amounts of money. This alligator of child molestation. I think is is bogus. Now. Do you think Brian oxen, he mentioned his brother was getting a divorce from his wife, then the wife may be accusations. Now, I haven't studied the case closely, Brian, but could it be a case of the wife getting a little bit of revenge on the brother for the divorce and getting a little bit of revenge on the family? But if that's true, why would he plead guilty, though, if he didn't do it. Oh, it it. It is precisely that. And that's the question we asked Luke what you what did you do that for? All right. The court. Awarded the brother Josh to have custody of the children, and the children would be at loose house as his brother would go to work. And so his sister was watching the children the wife wants the kids back. And it's scary is that the husband doesn't have his family that has them. And the next thing, you know, she says, oh, I talked to the little girl. And she says that Luke touched her, oh, come on whenever I get in these cases. And it's the angry woman who is being disrespected because custody is taken away from her. And she's making these allegations, I go, wait a second guys. Wait, a second girls. There's something wrong here. And you've defended women and kids in these situations your entire legal career. Oh, I have fought the battles for molested children. When when I find a child who has been. Molested and and that the parent in in in the one that I'm thinking of it was the woman who allowed her were live with to have sexual intercourse with her baby. Who was only eight years old at the time. I was furious. I fought so hard to keep away that mother who allowed her child to be molested. I fought these battles. And the most important thing is day when there's physical evidence of molestation you fight a hard battle when there's claims. Oh, he touched me you go. Wait a second. I I'm not so sure I'm ready to to pull out all stops to fight that battle in this case all we have is he touched me. And and frankly, Luke, I'm waiting until you touch up all your fastballs, and you blow down the big leagues in the United States. What Brian I know you you are Michael Jackson's attorney. The singer Michael Jackson who died a few years ago when was accused of molestation as we just talked about here on the Luke Heimlich case, and you represented him and got a not guilty verdict in the trial with Michael. And now some accusers have come forward after twenty years and HBO had a special here called finding Neverland. I think it was a four part special where it was very damaging to Michael. And then Oprah Winfrey. Do they post never show interview in the two guys? And so as the former attorney for Michael Jackson, what did you think about the documentary and these two guys coming forward? I was angered furious. Very upset. Look, dave. When somebody molested a child, I am so angry at them. It is it is a terrible thing. It is one of the in in prison. If you're a child molester, you are on the lowest rung of the social ladder. You are the scum of the earth. I cannot stand child molesters. So if I thought for one second that Michael Jackson had molested Wade Robson or Jimmy safe. Chuck these two guys I'd be I'd be out of my mind with anger. But here's the thing. I talked to Wade Robson I read Jimmy safe Chuck's testimony to the police both of them repeatedly denied over for years repeatedly denied and two my face. They I talked to Robson we needed to have him come and testify at the trial in Santa Maria. So I called him Michael hadn't talked to him in several years. So he was very glad to get my call. And I said, hey, wait. Here's what they are accusing Michael of having done to you and in graphic detail, I outlined what it was. He said, no way never happened that is total nonsense. It is absolutely baloney. I said we need to have you come and testify says I I don't know if I want to get involved in this Brian. This is pretty bad. So days past and what happens he called me? He called me to say, how's the trial going? I said, well, it's it's it's it's a tough case. And we're doing okay. You know, he never touched me, Brian. He never did anything to me. These allegations about me are nonsense. And I think they're the allegations of these other children are nonsense. I said, you gotta come and testify. He says, I don't know. I don't know after three weeks of telephone conversations where he was calling me. I said wait, I'm buying a ticket for you. You're coming and testifying and he said, okay. And we got the ticket for him, and he came and he testified there was no payment. There was no inducement. There was nothing. This man face to face told me over and over what he'd make chump outta me that he was he was lying and that he really was molested by Michael. And he was coming to commit perjury. My answer is I don't think. So and I can tell you for sure if I thought for one second that Michael Jackson had molested him. I wouldn't defend Michael. And I most certainly wouldn't have had him come to the trial. Now, he is saying now will it was kind of repressed and he didn't wanna come forward. And he was scared and he thought now now the time was right. Repressed wanting to come forward just who exactly would scare him. And why was he calling me if he had repressed memories? And when I went over it in excruciating detail, Dave I mean, we used every medical term that you could possibly think of to describe the human body, and how people have sexual relations with one another. And he said, no, no, and no repressed give me a break. Now. He started interesting here. I read an article here that he started a nonprofit called the Robinson family fund, but he's hitting it under the Hawaii community foundation. And that means that he and his wife don't have to file it IRS form with the IRS. And and the donations will be hidden. And you don't know who they're from. So. Does this make it suspicious that it might he might be in this for a money grab? Michael Jackson, always said to me when things don't make sense, Brian all you have to do is follow the money follow the money, and it'll make sense. In fact, what he said he says, it's not Viacom deals go with the deity go with dot God. No, no, no, no. It's via cone the narrow go with the money and you'll find out what's happening. Wade Robson wanted to be part of the Michael Jackson productions, wait a minute. He's forty years old. And he wants to be part of the Michael Jackson productions with search so day Soleil. That's because I got repressed memories. I want to be part of these productions he's turned down. He's angry. He files a gazillion dollar lawsuit against the blasted a state, which the judge throws out saying no merit to it. Then what does he do within the last thirty days he forms a foundation with his wife for abused children? Wait a minute. Wait. Where were you for the last twenty years advocating for abused children? Why? Now, all of a sudden that you get all this publicity from recanting, your sworn testimony in court saying that you were a perjurer just ten years ago. You were a great big man, you were grown man, you were twenty eight. Eight years old at the time. But now you want financial contributions because.
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"Radio radio with vision. Listen and see what back the bite marks caffeine all joining us is Christine Sokota, and she is the executive director of transform what government on a welcome you to bite marks Gaffey. Thanks for having me bird. Happy to be here. They'll transform away government. I am actually part of the leadership. Committee and it's been around for a while. In fact, I think it was formed back winds sunny bug Wadia was the CIO. So that's probably back in twenty. Twelve twenty thirty twenty seven twenty twelve around there. Yeah. So it's been around for a while. And at that point in time, it was kind of a project in Hawaii community foundation. Yes. That's right. So take us up to where you kinda got involved because I know what it what happened was that it moved from being a project to actually being a five a one c three standalone nonprofit, and you're the first executive director. So when did that sort of transition have thank you? Well. Transfrom? Hoya government was incorporated in twenty sixteen. And I think h felt at the time Hawaii community fundation the time that the coalition that was developed at the time that you mentioned around twenty twelve to support the first state CEO really needed to stand on its own and give give a clear voice to the transform Hoi government coalition. So it incorporated in two thousand sixteen and I joined in may of twenty seventeen as the first executive director. No did the okay. So let me let me recollect because I know when I was involved we were really kind of tested this leadership coalition was test to help bring the message to the community as to what kind of IT transformation was taking shape inside government. So it was kind of the outward facing community outreach piece of the. Messaging. So when you got involve how that that change? Evolve did you reshape transfrom Hoy gov now being at the leadership helm? Well, we the coalition the transform Hawaii government coalition is still active and we have over three hundred members in the community, and they are combination of individuals. But more recently, they've been organizations and stakeholders that perhaps interact with state government. They do business with state governments or their vendors with state government, and we really are shifting a little bit to not only communicate what's happening within state government all of the digital transformation that's occurring within state government to the community. But we also look to do the opposite where we are coalition really looks to support the transformation within state government. And so therefore, you know, sometimes technology modernization is not really sexy. And so yet, it's. It's a critical part of the underpinnings of of a business and the state government the biggest business in the state of Hawaii. And so we really appreciate that. And look for stakeholders that help to support that no in in terms of the the membership that you mentioned three hundred that's three hundred it's an assortment of individuals as well as businesses someone or some company get involve with transfer Hoy go well, teach g has long had a a coalition on its website place to actually join the coalition joined the movement. We call it on our website. We actually recently revamped our website, and so the it's very easy to to find the the place to join the coalition at transform.
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"County. Kids don't expect any action. So the latest with the California wildfires they're saying forty eight dead that that tells gonna rise I saw the horrifying video doing my show prep today. A woman she was driving through all my God. You see the same thing. Yeah. To the fire, and maybe he's trying to get to our house or whatever. But of course, she was a getting video of it. I'm thinking in that situation. If I was in that situation. The last thing I'd be thinking about getting video, but he had the whole thing going. I mean, she captured all of it on on her phone, but the story I heard was she waited until the very last minute to evacuate because she was helping evacuate animals horses and stuff come in that scene where she's in the tunnel. Yeah. And you can just see the end of the tunnel. And there's nothing but red God. And she just say oh God. Oh god. Please. It was. I mean, I just felt the exile in my chest. I was just watching it. Yeah. That's the one thing that people seem to forget about that people are abandoning their homes out there. But there are pets that are being left behind which is also heartbreaking as well. You know, their farms out there and horses, and and that sort of thing, but also just dogs and cats and that just horrible stuff. But I mentioned lady Gaga. Really miss Stephanie. But. Lady gaga. I think it this. You know, this this character, she created or with this persona where she's all made up, you know, she's got tons of makeup on. And she got the weird outfit on and that kind of thing. It took away from a true talent. But I think maybe she felt like she needed it. And then when I saw her in a star is born, and she basically did it without makeup you better without the makeup. She's pretty girl. I think so, but she's incredibly talented anyway. So she surprised Red Cross evacuation shelter people in the shelter yesterday. Unannounced. She just showed up with a pizza like twelve pies, or whatever I touted coffee, and she just showed up at the shelter unannounced. Nowhere. Someone took a picture of her was like her publicist said, you know, let's get the cameras. There wasn't a photo op. And I guess yesterday. I had no idea was world kindness day today's my favorite day of the year. Courage. You all the deal one act of kindness. Even if it's for yourself. And I guess he had evacuated home she has to do that. And I guess on Friday in Malibu. And so I don't know what she's saying. I mean, I think she has a little place, obviously. But yeah, that was pretty cool over to do that. And. These sometimes you still hear stories of people because you know, you think oh, they're just this these self absorbed Hollywood types and really granted most of them are. But there are some people who are a real good human being she's one of them. So like I said I was a fan of her talent before and even after starting the movies a first acting role. She was great nomination. Imagine. Did you talented? But I mean nominated first off being a blockbuster film getting nominee out of the box. Yes, he's saying. But she's one of these the reason why because he's a true artist for years. She was on the like the coffeehouse set in New York. She was out there at some of these clubs doing experimental stuff. What's your first came on? I was like, yeah. It's another dance, you know, artists. And then when I really heard her sing, I was like, wow, this is really good. So the other thing we wanted to mention Dave Grohl, foo fighters. He's another really good guy. A good celebrity. I guess he was like cooking mostly barbecue. Apparently, he's got a restaurant called backbeat barbecue in Los Angeles. And he just showed up at a fire station where the firefighters were battling the Wolsey fire and brought them all food. But I think if you're battling fire all day. Do you really want barbecue? Delicious smoke flavor. They've been around smokey flavors all day. I think maybe you go with the pizza on that one. I'm just saying, I'm not, you know, bitching them out. I'm just saying that might have. Sandwiches, right. Ribs. Yeah. Bring over a little too. Jay's dear deli would have worked better. And then there's another music artists. Bruno Mars who is giving thanksgiving meals to twenty four thousand Hawaiians, I guess he's Hawaiian. So he's worked with the Hawaii community foundation to donate twenty four thousand thanksgiving meals to families in need. There are people out there who do good things we just don't hear about it. A lot speed which people are giving up being healthy. We talked about this because I was talking about. Maybe you know, trying to lose a couple of extra LB's they put on. Put it off after thanksgiving. Then then Christmas comes around all these Christmas parties your Christmas party, not eat. You know, what I mean, you can't do that? So I think people just weeks after the first of the year, then when I was done. I was up around next Halloween. Yeah. Just kept putting is just putting it up. But I'm not the only one people says here in the survey are given it up. They just don't want it. They don't want to deal with the lack of willpower. The average person's gonna gained six pounds over the holiday season. I can't afford to do that. I don't wanna do that. Only twelve percent will make it through without gaining weight. I think what's your plan. I plan on I do plan on eating thanksgiving. We're literally like a regular thanksgiving dinner, and I'll probably do the same for Christmas. But those are the only times I lied other than that. I will be on my diet. And garett it's been as for how many months I started the end of July beginning August. Okay, beginning August September. It's like three four months October November four th month, basic, four months, and he's lost one hundred and seven pounds, right? Hey.
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"Three. The monthly and band camp show. Jamie Markley that's David van camp. Whether some sick people in the world, I don't understand this this an Australia. This doesn't even belong nimrods in the news. There's not even any humor in this. Oh, this lady with the needles. Yes. It's been a story that's been going around for a couple of months now that people buying strawberries in different parts of Australia have been finding needles in little tiny needles. Stuck in them that you bite into a strawberry. Feel it break. So a two month investigation. They have found the person they think is behind this. A fifty year old woman was charged with seven counts of contaminated goods. And so, yeah, it's one of the first case of sewing, needles, founded, strawberries. By berry listless is the company, but there's no motive understand just started doing it. I mean, I yeah. One of the people who fell victim says I bit into it felt it break felt the needle break. My knee jerk reaction was to swallow and what was leftover was half of a selling. So there were one hundred cases of contaminated strawberries that were reported. And so I mean, there was a big deal, obviously because they're having to pull strawberries off the shelves. It's costing a lot of money not to mention the safety and health of people who are buying these things. Well, and then the people that would buy freaked out enough. You're going chop up all the strawberry. Right. Totally makes sense. There are some good people in the world who try to highlight them now again, Bruno Mars doing something nice. You always from Hawaii. So why he's had a tough year? Volcanoes. Everything is making sure is people are taking care of working with the Hawaii community foundation to donate twenty four thousand thanksgiving meals to families in need, man. That's great. Job. Asian army says Bruno's contribution is quote singlehandedly expanding our reach, and it's allowing them to include people who aren't able to leave their homes. It's wonderful, man. Why twenty four thousand twenty four karat magic. That's the album the air, man. I love this album. Now, I heard a few songs sounded good. I'm another one of those guys that didn't buy the album who's a lot of fun. I like that album. I told you my heartbreak I thought you don't buy long story short, my oldest daughter, and I. Had a plan. She wanted to go to Cowboys football game before she graduated high school. We got it done. So we're still trying to figure out my middle daughter. What are we gonna do for the big daddy daughter data? We, you know, going to go to a show, and she really liked Bruno Mars, and when I found out he's gonna join like, I'll take you. She's like that was so two thousand fourteen. Oh, okay. Okay. We'll figure out something else. Then all right now, we gotta get the nimrods celebrating.
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"It wasn't immediately clear whether donations could specifically go to campfire looks like you can do California wildfires. By texting see a wildfires tonight. Oh, nine nine nine, and then you can text Butte fired a nine one nine nine nine. So those are direct donations that AT and T does through through the phones right to the American Red Cross. And if you go to radio dot com, there's lots of links there if you're looking for ways to help because there's volunteer opportunities, etc. Albums. They're going away. It's no surprise keep hearing that people don't buy albums like they used to. There's a report in Rolling Stone. That says we are witnessing the death of the format. Overall album sales for download CDs and vinyl plummeted by twenty five percent in the first half of this year. I wouldn't compared with the first half of last year on you even hear out of habit. I think a lot of artists established artists feel like we make an album, we do, but you hear other artists, including one of the most outspoken is gene Simmons of kiss who says why would I go into a studio and spend money making an album that no one will buy right? They will just take it. And listen to it for free. Now, he's not a relevant artist in my opinion. But I can see why other new hot artists would say we it's not worth their money. It costs too much to make or what we'll do is. We'll take a tenth of that money. Make one of the ten songs would have made. And we put that out and people stream it that's what people do now. They're actually saying that if this decline continues, and it probably will then the sales in two thousand eighteen will end up at half of the size that they were as recently as two thousand fifteen the decline also means that consumers will have spent around half a billion less on albums this year than in two thousand seventeen and they're saying it, the music industry cannot save the album at this point people's listening habits have totally changed. I know mine have might haven't. So they probably won't you're hanging on for the whole J mask is solo album on Friday and listen to the whole thing. Yeah. I already own that because I own all the albums. I said to my device. Hey, play play the new music record. And it started playing and I pay a monthly fee for that. I know that's where it's at man. I didn't listen to the J mask is one. I'm sorry to save any you know, you'd like it. Well, you and John would probably be like. I play those songs I ever want to. I'll just tell my thing for me. It's I know it's disheartening. So they're saying that. People's listening habits of change. They will not stop streaming individual songs and go back to listening to a full twelve track album, although I will say on a very very small level because we've talked about music with Mike kids are kids are their whole lives. And we talked very wistfully about the album, and how precious music was and how you saved your allowance and you went and you got that record. And you were the first one to have it and your friends came over to your house and he sat down and you listen through it track by track as you looked at the liner notes. And sometimes it came with a poster, and you put that up in your room, and you would be so psyched, and it would be in your collection, and one of the precious things that you owned, and it's clearly rubbed off because my younger son has has a pretty large. I would say for by kids standards record collection. And he's always going to going to meet with music Hamlin ago. Can I can I treat these old cassettes for good? You can get anything for go for it, and streaming isn't going anywhere artists, totally embraced it. So a lot of the biggest releases this year were delivered exclusively on streaming services. I and came out physical format long after the initial sales rush so people who wanted to get on vinyl or whatever OECD. So if artists can't make money on the random non hit album tracks anymore. It's only a matter of time before they stop releasing them altogether. Anything that they put out the put out they'll release it in as big away as they possibly can speaking of old school musicians whose albums you might have had as a child Aerosmith's. Joe Perry was hospitalized. He collapsed at a Billy Joel concert. He's sixty nine. Well, I got sixty eight here, but he's elderly. I mean, that's. I mean, I don't know if I feel like rock years are hard years. Oh my God. We're very drug addicted for a long time. Right. Aerosmith was gone and got themselves sobered up and how to come back. Yeah. They were gone. He was out of the band for a while because of his own problems. Right. I was at a show where Steven Tyler fell off the stage. I was like this isn't going well, and they antibody people that I didn't know her on stage. I'm like anyway, he had just finished playing walk this way with Billy Joel. And he was backstage and started gasping for air and his dressing room. He was carted away on a stretcher paramedics actually went so far as to shove a tracheal tube down his throat, which is major. Yeah. They let's see they spent that was to help him breathe. And he was backstage. They didn't even move them for forty minutes. They were working on him for forty minutes back there. One witness said Joe did not look good. It's not a good look when you have a tracheal tube, and you're surrounded by paramedics, no matter what shape your I love them. I love ARIS. Why wouldn't they love Aerosmith? But I'm a fan. And he's still a guitar God. And he's still everywhere like in guitar magazines. There. He is with his shirt off and a guitar slung around him and he stole in his hairs died. No rock and he's trying his hardest, but he's sixty nine. It may be time is all I was getting he was in stable condition by Sunday afternoon. This must be from yesterday. This morning Perry remains in the hospital where he's alert. Responsive Perry's expected to return to the road later this month. Kids he'd recently announced a solo tour. Yeah. I thought he released a solo album as as it not out yet Aerosmith. I don't know. I feel like we would have played it. If it had come out. Did we come on? Actually sounds familiar. Noel Smith, no jobs. Let me say they ever Las Vegas residency planned for next year or two. Dates for that. But yeah, yeah. I think my cousins in March or April, oh, he released an album in January nineteen twenty eighteen. Oh, so it's been a while. But we must have listened to it. We did. Yes. So it's not clear. What's wrong? But teams is saying that they were told he's had breathing issues for a few weeks, and he's been suffering. Some kind of lung congestion. He also collapsed at a Hollywood vampires show two years ago, I have in both of these stories they're saying, he's sixty eight. So I don't know what he's but he's in his late sixties sixty eight sixty nine might be time. This was two years ago, a Hollywood vampires show he collapsed due to dehydration and exhaustion. He's sober. Right. So I've heard. Yeah, they're not specifically saying that here looks like they have data in Vegas, April, June July next year his solo band. No, no. Presidency. He's gonna do. I don't know. How many shows they're doing a week? But that'll actually probably be that'll actually weirdly be arrested for that. Even if they do a show every night they fight so much him and Steven Tyler about Joe Perry. Wants to go out on tour and make another Aerosmith album and Tyler. No, I'm gonna go do make a country record. I want to go be on American idol. I wanna do other things right? Bruno Mars is from Hawaii. He's making sure that the people there are taking care of this thanksgiving. He is working with the Hawaii community foundation to donate twenty four thousand thanksgiving meals to families in need everything that must be the twenty four thousand must be like the twenty four karat, you know, twenty four karat magic the magic. The Salvation Army says that his contribution singlehandedly expanding their reach and allowing them to include people who aren't able to leave their homes. So that's a nice thing that Bruno Mars is doing a couple of new songs today. There is a new backstreet boys song which normally I would have whizzed right by. But it was written by Ryan header of one Republic and Shawn Mendez. Wow. The song is called chances and the backstreet boys have new single notice..
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"Many many years had a program in place for outpatient so really anyone in the community can access our services with many things who are current grant funder the hawaii community foundation we are able to staff fully tobacco treatment specialists that we provide an intensive tobacco treatment that means we do face to face and we do groups or individual and really it's a tailored coaching educating folks helping them move along the continuum of that quitting process which takes a while for most people in takes multiple attempts other resources in the in the community particularly in hawaii we are blessed to have many many options for folks so one should never feel like there isn't help out there right for one thing healthcare providers are much i would say over the last ten years much more equipped and able and enthusiastic about helping people we have great medications available and i can talk a little bit more about that later but we also have the tobacco quit line the hawaii tobacco quit line it's actually a national line but it's answered locally by folks in hawaii and that's one eight hundred quit quit now and we also have on all islands stop smoking resources whether it be clinics or you know again through their health insurance there might be both telephonic or the phone help coaching there's there's lots of really good resources on the web well and with our population you know unfortunately we still have young adults smoking and i think that web aspect is really pretty cool that's that's available to them i would caution people if you're going in the web to kind of steer towards those websites that are dot org dot coms because they usually are maybe the selling a product that isn't always the most useful but there's tons of resources out there and we're really proud to be one of the leaders there providing the intensive options for people more.
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"A who and one hundred million dollars four qui until federal funding steps in a flash flood on oahu friday night destroyed three homes and damaged one hundred sixty three others and they're recovery centers at why manalo and koko head district parks facebook founder and ceo mark zuckerberg is giving one million dollars took away relief efforts he and his wife priscilla chan pledged the donation to support the island where they own a home and live part time the couple said in a statement that quite their families retreat and sanctuary and they are heartbroken by the floods but are committed to helping rebuild stronger community their donation will go to organizations like hawaii community foundation kuwait habitat for humanity and quite economic opportunity a suspect is behind bars for allegedly shooting a man in kalihi he had happened last night on kalihi he streets win witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area a nineteen year old man was shot several times and was taken to the hospital in serious condition police located the suspected gunman about thirty minutes later near the polynesian voyaging society and he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder a motive is being determined crews are working on a fire in kai lua started early this morning at a building on melik oh street and aloha dr firefighters arrived in upgraded the blaze to a two alarm no injuries have been reported and the causes being determined from the newsradio eight thirty news center i'm jessica jacobs fine more trending local stories at k h how smart speaker on my desk who is smarter than all the rest stable genius you may be but those who in the smart money are surely more lies than be ridiculous defied the smart money is on newsradio eight thirty k hvac wondering me that other speaker way smarter believe me you have up to ten chances to win per day thousand dollars cash up for grabs.
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