Chris Vandercook

Co-Host, The Conversation


The Conversation
1:56 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Honolulu Urban Decay, Musicians: Mango Season, Preventative Mastectomies, Author Kerry Inglis

It’s Tuesday, May 28 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Just how bad is Urban decay in the tropics?      

James Spencer is a  UH  Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning with a joint appointment in Political Science. He’s also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East West Center. His current research focuses on urbanization in Southeast Asia and the Global South, especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ethiopia and other parts of Asia and Africa.

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11:05 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Lowering the Legal BAC Limit, Memorial Lei, Education Policy, Kauai Polynesian Festival

It’s Friday, May 24 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

A .03 dunk if you drive drunk

Senator and doctor Josh Green is the Chairman of the Health Committee . He also served in the state House from 2004 to 2008. He came to Hawaii with the National Health Corps to practice in underserved areas. In 2009 he was named Hawaii Physician of the Year. The National Transportation Safety Board wants Hawaii to lower its legal blood alcohol content to .05 and Senator Green says he will introduce legislation to do that next session.

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11:09 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Kahumana Farm, Underwater Archaeology, Over-Prescribed Prescriptions, LGBT Play: "Yes I Am"

It’s Thursday, May 23 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

How ya gonna keep them down on the farm? Produce produce

Tom McDonald is the director of social ventures at Kahumana Community in Waianae. The farm offers transitional housing for 120 homeless families  and a day program for people with disabilities. It employs and provides job training for the folks in those programs. partial funding comes from its sales, cafe retreat facilities and festivals. The latest happens this Saturday.

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11:16 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Ho'opili, Lincoln Symposium, Geothermal on Hawaii Island, Barry Flanagan

It’s Wednesday, May 22 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Keeping up the fight to keep Ho'opili out

Robert Harris is the Director of the Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter. He grew up in Kailua, attended UH from undergraduate days through law school. He serves on several boards and commissions, including the Hawaii State Bar Association and says if necessary, his organization will take the Ho'opili Koa Ridge case all the way to the Hawaii Supreme Court.

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10:37 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Stormwater Runoff, Play: "Sound and Beauty," Baha'is Imprisonment in Iran, Keiki Art

It’s Tuesday, May 21 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

A better channel for stormwater discharge

Art Challacombe is the Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Permitting for the City and County of Honolulu. It's his job to make sure developers adhere to the City’s Land Use Ordinance, construction, development, engineering, and architectural fields.

Beauty is in the ear of the be-hearer

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10:26 am
Mon May 20, 2013

SEEQS, British Car Club, Cyber Security, SubTonic Orchestra

It’s Monday, May 20 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Sustaining the sustenance of sustainability

Buffy Cushman-Patz is the leader of the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability AKA SEEQS. In 2010, she was awarded the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship. She has taught math and science in public, charter, and independent schools in Hawai'i.

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9:09 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Reading Babies, Play: "The Goodbye Girl," Hacktivism, Yoga

It’s Friday, May 17 – From HPR2, It’s The Conversation

Bookish babies with glad intent

Robert Titzer, Ph.D. researches infant learning. He has taught in public schools in Guam and in California. He’s the creator of Your Baby Can Read. The program is still in litigation with the federal Trade Commission. Meanwhile he’s in Honolulu this week to speak at the  United Health Care Baby Expo.

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12:49 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Prison System, Papua, New Guinea, Breast Cancer Prevention, Sitar Master

It’s Thursday, May 16 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Profiling justice in Hawaii’s prisons

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1:02 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Haole in HI, Iona Dance Theatre, Sex Trafficking, Book: "The Life of Objects"

It’s Wednesday, May 15 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

From beach to breach: An ex-teacher graduates law school to change public policy

Zach DiIonno is a former special education teacher. He came to Hawaii through Teach for America and worked for three years at Ilima Middle School in Ewa Beach. When he lost his job, he went to law school to study education policy. He graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law last weekend and is quite happy to be haole in Hawaii.

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12:26 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Waimea, Book: Hawaiki Rising, Women Lead, Hiking