July 29, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Carroll is now broadcasting on the Internet at www.talk808.com. Listen live on Sunday mornings, 9-11 a.m..
Today Carroll talks about election politics and candidate ads. Base on his investigations, Carroll believes Governor Ige is NOT an environmental advocate, as Ige claim and advertise.
Carroll discusses how Governor's Ige runs his administration, and in particular his support of Suzanne Case at the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Back-door deals made with non-profits and friends are prevelant. Unfortunately, whenever Carroll contacts the governor's office about various issues, there is no response.
Carroll asks, how much state money is being wasted on personal use for pet projects to benefit friends, and suggests an audit may be needed. To illustrate, Carroll talks about, among other things, a project dealing with sea cucumbers, an administration position at Maunalua Bay, and the proposed "academy" for DLNR officers.
The second hour Carroll discusses a report he received that a citizen was given a trip on a Hawaii National Guard helicopter to take pictures of lava on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was then put on a military truck to go behind the scene to take pictures. He is now selling his pictures on his website. It is reported the citizen is a cousin of General Hara of the National Guard. While other citizens are arrested for trespassing, this one gets special privileges and a free helicopter ride. Isn't it equally dangerous to take a chance with a private citizen going along with the National Guard?
Carroll then talks about a large, hand-drawn map with yarn representing lava flows the national guard is using to plan their moves. The national guard has a drone to survey disaster sites. Why aren't they using high tech solutions to aid their planning?
The last subject is leachate leaking from city trash trucks into storm drains at a waste management transfer station. Almost anything could be in it, and that is a concern. The storm drain dumps into Moanalua Stream, and that flows into Keehi Lagoon. We should all know what that means by now. The state did an investigation and told the city to clean it up or they will be fined $25,000 a day. Could Ige be soft on Caldwell for environmental violations such as this in return for his support.