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Island Issues was a political talk show hosted by journalist, Robert M. Rees, who would later go on to host Counterpoint on Olelo. For more videos search our Voyager catalog following the instructions below.
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Hawaii Elections 2014: A Retrospective Look at the Candidates on Island Issues
2014 Candidates featured: David Ige (Democratic candidate for Governor), Donna Mercado Kim (Democratic candidate for the US House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District), Colleen Hanabusa (Democratic candidate for the US Senate), Brian Schatz (Democratic incumbent candidate for the US Senate), Charles Djou (Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District), Neil Abercrombie (Democratic incumbent candidate for Governor), Mufi Hanneman (Independent candidate for governor), Clayton Hee (Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor).
*The selection presented is intended to be a reflection of the library's collections and not of support for any one political party or candidate.
**Descriptions were culled from the catalog; stated job titles therein may no longer be applicable to candidates.
1999 State Legislature by
Publication Date: 1999
Bob Rees interviews three state senators whom he considers are the best in the legislature: David Ige (2014 Democratic candidate for Governor), Avery Chumley, and Suzanne Chun Oakland. His question is: what do you want to be done in the upcoming session. Other subjects addressed were autonomy for the University of Hawaiʻi, public education, care of the mentally ill, the homeless, fireworks, voting machine problems, better allocation of resources, the brutality at Halawa Prison, domestic violence, rainy day funds, tourism and the Millenium Young Peoples' Congress.
Honolulu and the issues it faces by
Publication Date: 1993
Honolulu City Council members - Gary Gill, Rene Mansho, Donna Mercado Kim (2014 Democratic candidate for the US House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District), Arnold Morgado - discuss important issues facing the city of Honolulu such as the budget, transportation, the convention center, and political appointments.
Eight candidates for State House or Senate 1998 by
Publication Date: 1998
Eight candidates meet with Bob Rees to tell what their backgrounds are and why they should be elected on November 3, 1998. Guests include Brian Schatz (2014 Democratic candidate for the US Senate); Charles Djou (2014 Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, Congressional District 1; Colleen Hanabusa (2014 Democratic candidate for the US Senate); Donna Mercado Kim (2014 Democratic Candidate for the House of Representatives, Congressional District 1).
Interview with Neil Abercrombie, 1996 by
Publication Date: 1996
Representative Neil Abercrombie (2014 Democratic incumbent candidate for Governor) and Orson Swindle were both invited to be interviewed by Bob Rees. Mr. Swindle opted not to take part in this program. Rep. Abercrombie says his opponent has run a negative campaign and that he is a Washington bureaucrat and has never run for office and shouldn't be elected. The Representative tells why the public should vote for him and what he stands for on various issues.
Mufi Hanneman by
Publication Date: 1993
Mufi Hanneman (2014 Independent candidate for Governor), the director of the Hawaii Dept. of Business and Economic Development and Tourism presents his views on tourism and economic development in Hawaii, especially sports and the film industry.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs by
Publication Date: 1992
Clayton Hee (2014 Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor) discusses the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' mission and funding sources. Income from ceded lands, and Hawaiian sovereignty are described.
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