The Conversation: Friday, November 13th 2015

Nov 13, 2015

Hawai‘i Seafood Month Wrap-Up Discussion; American Epic; Hawaii Association of Realtors Landlord Conference; Voyaging Canoe Crew Member - Kalisi Mausio

Hawai‘i Seafood Month Wrap-Up Discussion: Jack Kittinger

Dr. Jack Kittinger is the Director of Conservation International’s Hawai‘i program in the Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans. He and the organization work to restore ocean health and food security in Hawai‘i and they engage communities and stakeholders in a larger conversation about what we eat from the sea. Dr. Kittinger joined The Conversation to reflect on Hawai‘i Seafood Month.

  • Intro Music:  Cosmic Echoes by Lord Echo
  • Outro Music:  When It Rains... by The New Mastersounds

American Epic: Allison McGourty

American Epic

It was a simple idea that gave birth to America’s recording industry and changed the culture forever: the notion that poor folks bought records, too.   It led recording engineers, with newly designed mobile equipment, to go out to the heartland and cull the best regional music they could find.  Hawaiian, Cajun, and Mexican music, country songs and blues - all of them suddenly had a national audience, winning devoted listeners far from home.   The story of how all that music was discovered and shared with the world is an American Epic, a film that had its world premiere last night at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Allison McGourty is the producer, and she joined the show to tell us more about it. The film will be screened as part of the Hawaii International Film festival on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 11:00am in the Dole Cannery Theater.

  • Intro Music:  Statesboro Blues by Taj Mahal
  • Outro Music:  Louis Collins by Mississippi John Hurt

Hawaii Association of Realtors Landlord Conference: Myoung Oh

Why should a landlord rent to a homeless veteran? That’s a question that could have several answers from “it’s a good thing to do,” to “it’s a good way to be sure rent will come in with no fuss and not a month missed.” Next week, nonprofit Partners in Care and the Hawaii Association of Realtors are partnering in a landlords summit organized by the state and the city and county of Honolulu.    Myoung Oh is the Director of Government Affairs with the Hawaii Association of Realtors and he joined the show to give us a preview of what will be discussed at the convention.

  • Intro Music:  Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise by The Avett Brothers
  • Outro Music:  Pho Baby by The New Mastersounds

Voyaging Canoe Crew Member: Kalisi Mausio

The birth of the wayfinding tradition in contemporary Hawaii has been a revelation on many different levels. The journeys Hawaii’s voyaging canoes have taken over the past four decades have revived ancient Hawaiian navigation and have become potent symbols of cultural rebirth.   Kalisi Mausio is a member of the crew of the Hawaii’lo’a, and she joined with us in our studios to talk about what it has meant to her.

  • Intro Music: Star of Gladness (Hokule'a Hula) by Herb Ohta Jr. & Jon Yamasato
  • Outro Music: Hokule'a Hula by Eric Lee