Pesticide Health Impacts; HTY's "Happy"; The Mystery of Calvin Say; Maui Plein Art Invitational

Feb 11, 2015

Wednesday, February 11th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

SB793, Health Impact of Pesticides: Dr. Janie Shelton

Just before the current legislative session began, you may remember there was an informational briefing about the effects of pesticides on the development of children. The briefing laid the groundwork for several bills that would mandate notice and reporting of commercial pesticide use near sensitive areas - those would include schools, hospitals and child care centers. One of researchers to present findings is Janie Shelton, an epidemiologist and bio-statistician at University of California - Davis in the Department of Public Health. She is the lead author of a large multisite California based study that considered the associations between specific classes of pesticides and pregnant women exposed to them, and the later diagnoses of autism and developmental delay in their children.

  • Intro Music:   I Want To Be Happy by Stan Getz
  • Outro Music:  Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascending by The Piano Guys

                                                         

Annie Cusick Wood world premiere of “Happy” at HTY

  We learn so many important things when we are very young. And maybe the most important is how to be happy. So much of what will define us later takes shape in the early years, when it’s so important to understand where the real sources of happiness can be found.  Playwright Annie Cusick Wood has created a new play with that idea in mind.  “Happy” is about to have its world premiere at the Honolulu Theater for Youth, and she joined us this morning.

  • Intro Music:  Happy by Pharrell Williams
  • Outro Music:  You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile by Sia

                                              

Special Hearing Calvin Say Residency Petition: Lance D. Collins

Where does Calvin say live? The longtime Representative has maintained that he lives in the district he represents. But Palolo, St. Louis Heights, Kaimuki- 6 residents say just the opposite. The controversy led to a decision last September by a circuit court judge that the House itself would have to investigate to see if Say is qualified to serve. And while there is also a Hawaii Supreme Court challenge to that opinion,  this Friday a special House committee will hear testimony based on a petition that started last year and filed last month by attorney  Lance Collins.

  • Intro Music:  Roadhouse Blues by The Doors
  • Outro Music:  Take Me To Church (Hozier Cover) by Brooklyn Duo

                                                 

 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational: Ronaldo Macedo

"Lanikea" by Ronaldo Macedo
Credit macedofinearts.com

Plein Air painters are used to working against the clock. After all, they’re trying to capture an image that’s continually changing in front of them. Their art calls for a special set of skills that will be on display this coming week on Maui, when plein air specialists converge on the Valley Isle to take part in the 10th annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. Ronaldo Macedo is a participating artist and one of the event’s founders, and he joined us by phone from his studio.

  • Intro Music:  Cayman Islands by The Kings of Convenience
  • Outro Music:   Sunday Morning (Maroon 5 Cover) by Brittni Paiva
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