The Conversation: Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

Check-in with Senator Mazie Hirono;  AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins; Legislative Session Wrap Up

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Check-in with Senator Mazie Hirono

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We checked in with Senator Mazie K. Hirono to see what's on the agenda concerning rail, healthcare, and the town meetings she has coming up on Oahu and Kauai.

Intro Music: Las Perlitas by Studio Group

Outro Music:  Regret by New Order

Eden Lee Murray Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Hawaii Pacific Young Actors' Ensemble has begun production of the famous Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Director, Eden-lee Murray, joined us today to talk about how the play is going. You can catch it on May 12th at the Paul and Vi Loo Theatre. 

Intro Music: Safe and Sound by Capital Cities

Outro Music:  Nice Work If You Can Get It by Oscar Peterson  

Civil Beat Reality Check: DOE Superintendent

Hawaii Board of Education Building
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Two candidates are vying for the position of school superintendent.

Outro Music:  Chicago by Groove Armada

Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Wayne Yoshioka

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With no solution to rail funding yet, and talk of extending the session we asked Wayne Yoshioka, HPR’s Political Reporter for his take the issues in the last days of the Legislature.

Outro Music: The Cave - Joey Altruda Remix by Culver City Dub Collective

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins

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AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins joined us today to talk about what aging looks like today as well as her new book Disrupt Aging. She's in Honolulu this week for the annual Hawaii Book and Music Festival.

Intro Music: Protection (feat. Tracey Thorn) by Massive Attack

Outro Music:  Milano Cool by Arling & Cameron

Allison Adams Tucker

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Jazz artist, Allison Adams Tucker, sings in six languages, which include Japanese and Portuguese. We sat down with the artist to talk about the musician life. She’s performing in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio next weekend. 

Intro Music: La Vie en Rose by Allison Adams Tucker

Outro Music: When in Rome by Allison Adams Tucker