SUNDAY, July 29, 2012


      Carroll talks with Yvonne Johnson about the extreme increase of aircraft noise from Kaneohe Marine Corps Base over the past couple of years.    When she bought her house in the early 90's there were fewer planes and they did not make as much noise.  The level was acceptable for local living.    Now it is not, but residents are vilified for complaining.  Several callers tell how noise from the planes cover up their conversations and television, disrupt sleep, and  literally shake their houses.  

      Yvonne also spent three years in the military at Camp Lejeune, South Carolina, circa1980.  Recently the military finally admitted chlorine and other chemicals in drinking water at the base are causing a variety of illnesses in residents who lived there between 1968 and 1986.   The military knew about the chemicals as early as 1980 when tests were done, but did not shut down the wells until 1986, and did not start contacting residents or notifying the public until 1999.

      Link here to Kaneohe Bay Residents Initiative on Facebook.

      Link here to judiciary documents regarding the Camp LeJeune coverup

      The second hour Carroll talks story with Auntie Pat and Debra, illustrating some of the problems at the Next Step Shelter.     Yes, rules need to be enforced,  but some residents need help.  They should not have their families, including young children,  thrown out on the streets because of problems, particularly when they can be resolved internally.  Instead issues are escalated by shelter staff,  who threaten to, and sometimes call in the police.   The punishment often does not fit "the crime".

      They also tell us how someone donated ice cream for the residents but the staff kept it, and other food, for themselves.   They also tell us how residents must leave the shelter and go to the park at 8:30 a.m., even during extreme weather, such as major rain and wind storms.   Yes, residents do have problems, but sometimes they need consideration, compassion, and help resolving issues, not  a call to the "po-lease".



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