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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
The Airbnb-ing of Hawai‘i

 

Short-term vacation rental companies like Airbnb are changing the tourism industry – and quite possibly your neighborhood. Opponents of this phenomenon say illegal or “underground” vacation rentals drive up housing prices and change the character of neighborhoods. Airbnb proponents say it has stabilized Hawai‘i’s housing market. Local data indicates 19 percent of homeowners partner with Airbnb to avoid foreclosure, and 60-65 percent participate so they can afford to stay in their homes. Differing perspectives on this issue will be heard on this INSIGHTS, televised live, and live streamed on pbshawaii.org and Facebook.

 

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

 

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

 

Email:insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
A Conversation with Our Four Mayors

 

With a new year, newly seated City and County Councils across our state, and a new State legislative session, INSIGHTS welcomes Hawai‘i’s four mayors for this live conversation: Maui County’s Alan Arakawa, Oahu’s Kirk Caldwell, Kaua‘i’s Bernard Carvalho and Hawai‘i County’s Harry Kim. Among other topics, they’ll discuss increasing divisions across the island chain, and how each county can work together as part of a unified state.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is a live public affairs show that is also streamed live on pbshawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or Twitter during the broadcast. You may email us ahead of time toinsights@pbshawaii.org, or include the #pbsinsights hashtag when posting on Twitter.

 

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

 

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

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 




Hawai‘i mayors to appear live on PBS Hawai‘i’s ‘Insights’

PBS Hawaii

For questions regarding this press release, contact:
Liberty Peralta
lperalta@pbshawaii.org
808.462.5030

 

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Hawai‘i mayors to appear live on PBS Hawai‘i’s ‘Insights’

 

Pictured, L-R: Alan Arakawa (Maui County), Kirk Caldwell (Honolulu County), Bernard Carvalho (Kaua‘i County) and Harry Kim (Hawai‘i County)

 

HONOLULU, HI – All four Hawai‘i mayors are scheduled to appear on the January 26, 8:00 pm live broadcast of Insights on PBS Hawai‘i. Insights is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org.

 

Alan Arakawa (Maui County), Kirk Caldwell (Honolulu County), Bernard Carvalho (Kaua‘i County) and Harry Kim (Hawai‘i County) will be discussing priorities for each of their counties, as they face 2017 with new city and county councils, and a new state legislative session. Two of them, Caldwell and Kim, are also beginning new terms.

 

As controversial issues including GMOs and commercial real estate development continue to take hold, the mayors will discuss increasing divisions across and within the counties, and how each island county can work together as a unified state.

 

Insights on PBS Hawai‘i is a public affairs program that airs live on Thursday nights at 8:00 on PBS Hawai‘i and pbshawaii.org.

 


 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Is Hawaii in a Real Estate Bubble?

 

In January, the median price of a single-family home on Oahu reached an all-time high of $733,500, and sales increased by double digits. Prices are spiking on Maui and Kaua‘i, too, leaving many would-be homebuyers wondering if they’ll soon be priced out. The last time prices increased so much – and so fast – Hawai‘i was in the midst of a bubble that burst in 2008.

 

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

 

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

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights


Legacy Gifts

Be a part of public television’s future through planned giving

Several longtime station supporters have decided to honor the legacy of public television and be a part of its future by including a gift to PBS Hawaii in their estate plans. Their generosity helps sustain our independence as a locally owned station and assists us in our mission.

 

PBS Hawaii remains committed to connecting and engaging local communities in thoughtful public discourse through Insights on PBS Hawaii, nourish their appreciation for culture and the arts on Na Mele and Great Performances, preserve the lessons of history through American Experience and shape Hawaii’s future with our statewide student news network, HIKI NŌ. A charitable bequest made in your will or trust sustains these programs, and makes a lasting impact on our beloved island home.

 

What to Give:

Stocks and Bonds

Gifts of appreciated securities may help you avoid the capital gains tax while giving you a charitable income tax deduction.

 

PBS Hawaii Information

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Address: 733 Bishop Street, Honolulu 96813

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Retirement Assets

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, PBS Hawaii will not be taxed on gifts from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension, or other tax deferred plan.

 

Real Estate

An outright gift of real estate may help you avoid the capital gains tax while giving you a charitable income tax deduction.

 

How to Give:

A bequest can be made as a gift of a percentage of your real estate, a specific dollar amount or asset, or from the balance or residue of your estate. Contact PBS Hawaii for sample testamentary language.

 

Thank you for your interest in supporting PBS Hawaii.

For more information on these options, please contact Christina Sumida at 462-5045 or csumida@pbshawaii.org

 

For expert advice concerning your will or trust, please consult your accountant, lawyer, or tax professional.