Interview with Vincent Yano (4/20/1988)

Interview with Vincent Yano conducted by Chris Conybeare and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 4/20/1988 in the KHET studio Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. A former Catholic state senator talks about the consequences of his support for the pro-choice abortion law. Also discussed is his strained relationship with the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union). Other topics include: ethics and integrity in the legislature; the Abortion Bill in 1970; his opinion that the public trust is more important than religion when legislating; Hawaii as a model for social legislation; and his reflections on local politicians including Jack Burns, Frank Fasi, Tom Gill, and George Ariyoshi. Interview spans 3 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English

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