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The Conversation: Friday, July 29th, 2016

Fishing Means Food Coalition; MAPA's Jekyll & Hyde; Big Island Primary Races; QiGong Fishing Means Food Coalition: Chef Nico Chaize The contentious issue of whether to expand the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is pitting conservationists against logline fishers...and it's also dividing those who cook what's caught. One chef who stands behind the Fishing Means Food coalition and in opposition to the expansion is Chef Nico Chaize of Nico's Pier 38 and he's with us this morning. Intro Music: The Crisis Generator by The Sound Stylistics Outro Music: Fish Market by Ledward Kaapana MAPA's Jekyll & Hyde: David Johnston Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" upon waking from a fever dream, so the story goes, and his strange tale has been troubling our dreams ever since — maybe because it taps into a suspicion that dark forces live within us. Its haunting story has survived any number of adaptations, including a musical that's

The Conversation: Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Potential Local/National Economic Impacts of US Presidential Candidates' Trade Policies; Comedian Ozell Daniel; Hawaii's Energy Future; Printmaker Potential Local/National Economic Impacts of US Presidential Candidates' Trade Policies: Marcus Noland The U.S. relationship with trade tracks most of American history, but in the last fifty years, free trade has become increasingly more politicized. The latest trade lightning rod is the Trans Pacific Partnership. As we have heard from both presidential candidates, neither is in favor of the agreement, though once Hillary Clinton supported it. East West Center Senior Fellow Marcus Noland is in Honolulu from the Washington DC based Peterson Institute for International Economics where he is the Director of Studies. Intro Music: Here It Goes Again by The Hit Co. Outro Music: Trades and Tariffs by The Dodos Comedian Ozell Daniel So-called "edgy" comedy is peculiarly suited to the times, when the nation has learned to be candid about racial

The Conversation: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Philosophy for Children (p4c) Program; Alfred Apaka Stamp Drive; Guidelines for a Model Elder Abuse Registry; Koloa Plantation Days Parade Philosophy for Children (p4c) Program: Amber Makaiau In the late 1960s a Columbia University academic named Matthew Lipman began to think that by the time kids got to college, they didn't think as well as they could or should for life in a Democratic Society. He believed that if teachers incorporated philosophy into Kindergarten through 12th grade, kids would progressively be taught how to think for themselves. That idea of Philosophy for Children continues today at a three public schools. The program is supported by the University of Hawai'i Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education. Amber Strong Makaiau is the director of Curriculum and Research. Intro Music: Big Fresh by SPAWTS Outro Music: The Bird and The Bee by My Love Alfred Apaka Stamp Drive: Jeff Apaka For many, the late Alfred Apaka was the voice of Hawaiian music, through his

The Conversation: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Kokua Council to Sue DOH; Surf Photographer; From the Farm; Maui Science Center Kokua Council to Sue DOH: Larry Geller You would think that posting care home inspections online would have been easy. When the 2013 law passed, the department of health had an 18 month runway and funding for two positions to comply. But the DOH missed the deadline and despite Governor Ige's strong support for the law, it has only intermittently posted the inspection reports, often heavily redacted. Yesterday, the Kokua Council took the matter to court. Board member and former president Larry Geller's with us this morning. Intro Music: Punky Pop Rock intrumental by Royalty Free Music Outro Music: It's Gonna Be Alright by Nick Colionne Surf Photographer Zak Noyle Zak Noyle has seen surfing history made several times over, and has captured it in images that have become part of the iconography of the sport, down through the years. His craft requires a unique combination of skills, and he'll be outlining them

The Conversation: Monday, July 25th, 2016

Hawai'i Republicans take Stock; Collegiate Theatre Festival; Tight Primary Races on Maui; Storytelling for Children on Maui Hawaii Republicans Take Stock After RNC For months, the fissures in the Republican Party have continued to split the GOP. Although the StopTrump movement has itself been stopped, many in it are still wondering how to support a party whose nominee they can't support. That would seem to be the situation with state representative Beth Fukumoto-Chang. We've been speaking with her periodically to get her assessment of the GOP's future in Hawaii and her personal dislike of the party's now nominee for President. Beth Fukumoto-Chang joins us by phone. Intro Music: Certainly by Sloucher Outro Music: Minority by Green Day Chaminade Collegiate Theatre Festival: Kevin Berg It's an ideal bridge, for young theater artists, between the classroom and the professional stage - a theater festival that creates its own theater company and puts together three very different shows in a

The Conversation: Friday, July 22nd, 2016

National Conference on Status of Women; Still & Moving Gandhi Yoga; Access to Care/Lodging &Transportation Issues for Cancer Patients; Kuana Torres Kahele National Conference on Status of Women: Cathy Betts When someone says the Equal Rights Amendment do you immediately relegate it to history? The National Association of Commissions for Women wants to change that. This week delegates from commissions from throughout the country gathered in Honolulu for a conference where the ERA was one of the first items up for discussion. The group was hosted by the Hawai'i State Commission on the Status of Women. Cathy Betts is the Executive Director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women. Intro Music: Mission Impossible by Instrumental Music Tracks Outro Music: Smooth instrumental by Santana Still & Moving Gandhi Yoga: Veena Howard Mohandas K. Gandhi captured the imagination of the world with the image of a frail little man who was able to move mountains, harnessing a

The Conversation: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

The STOP Pain Act, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), and Addiction Recovery in Hawai'i; New play TAG Casting Call; Relocating Marine Corps Air Station Futenma; Hapa Trail Walk The STOP Pain Act, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), and Addiction Recovery in Hawaii: Dr. Scott Miscovich Just a few days ago, Congress passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. It would create a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy for both education to prevent drug addictions and promotion of effective treatment and recovery. Among its provisions is the use of naloxone, an opioid response inhibitor, resources for quick identification and evidence-based treatment of inmates incarcerated for drug use and the launch of nationwide evidence based heroin and opioid treatment and intervention program consistent with best practices. All good news for Dr. Scott Miscovich. Intro Music: The Dust of Long Dead Stars by The Jayhawks Outro Music: Optimistic Life by

The Conversation: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Long View; DHT's Mamma Mia; What's Next for HECO?; 14-Nation Tour Long View: Neal Milner You may already be paying close attention to the 2016 presidential campaign, but maybe not quite yet. For most people, it's after the two party conventions when the real campaign begins. And trying to figure out what's going on can get confusing, not because there is too little information but because there is too much. Add in your own predisposition and biases, and analyzing the barrage of information gets more complicated —more heat than light. Intro Music: Hanginaround by The Counting Crows Outro Music: Swingin' by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers DHT's Mamma Mia!: Kimee Balmilero Musical theater will always provide a refuge from reality, just when we need that refuge most. Mamma Mia!, the feel-good show based on the songs of ABBA, offers the kind of respite from the nightly news the world needs more of these days, with sing-along songs and the comfortable feeling, throughout the show, that we're

The Conversation: Monday, July 19th, 2016

Red Flags in the Housing Market; Archeology Discovery on Kauai; Neal Conan; What a Kaua'i Author Learned Living on an Island Warning Signs in the Housing Market– Daren Blomquist In the nine years since the great recession, many analysts have said the biggest failure was not paying attention to what was happening in the housing sector. You remember- the slicing and dicing of subprime mortgages, the credit swaps and other derivatives. While those products have gone away, the concern over how much third party buyers are taking a chunk from the housing market is again becoming an issue according to Daren Blomquist, senior vice president of Realty Trac. We talked ealier and I asked about the warning signs he sees on the mainland and how they compare to Hawaii's data. Intro Music: Just Like Me by Marcus Anderson Outro Music: Moves Like Jagger by Dallas String Quartet Dr. Jennifer Kahn Ancient Miloli'i, Napali, Kauai Archeologists who delve into the time before so-called "recorded history"

The Conversation: Monday, July 18th, 2016

Democratic Party of Hawaii Chair Tim Vandeveer; Lei-Maker; Climate Change; Next to Normal, Aloha Performing Arts Company Democratic Party of Hawaii Chair: Tim Vandeveer A poll conducted last week by location-based social network YikYak shows almost half of Bernie Sanders Millennial supporters would move to a third party, despite Sanders endorsement of Hillary Clinton. The survey asked 2000 Yakkers...YikYak is used almost exclusively Millennials. With Hawaii's strong support of Bernie Sanders and the task of uniting the part falling to the chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, we called Tim Vandeveer to get his take on the poll and its implications for Hawaii. Intro Music: Fire by Diskopunk Outro Music: Adventure Of a Lifetime by Big Hit Twisters Lei-Maker: Jamie Kaohulani Adams Detwiler A lei is something more than an ornament; it comes with the weight of centuries of traditions kept alive within families — its intricate designs tell their own stories and evoke centuries of history

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