UHERO Economic Update; Ebb & Flow Arts; Update on Storms Iselle and Julio

Aug 8, 2014

Friday, August 8th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

UHERO Economic Update: Carl Bonham

The last time we checked in with University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, Hawaii’s economic outlook was a fairly even picture - no great highs or lows; construction getting a stimulus with the number of permits pulled; tourism chugging along and starting to top out. The forecast was for  slow and steady progress forward with minimal growth.  Nice, but at the same time, not exactly optimal...The latest Hawaii forecast is now out and UHERO director Carl Bonham came into the studio in advance of the rain to talk about the difference between where we were and where we are now.

Intro Music:  Better Together by Jack Johnson

Outro Music: Nighthawks by Enemies

Ebb & Flow Arts, 15th Season: Bill Anderson

The Maui-based Ebb and Flows Arts Festival is a welcome addition to Hawaii’s musical landscape, with its emphasis on new and challenging compositions and equally adventuresome performers.  This year’s Ebb and Flow Concert series will conclude this Sunday with a performance by Vox n Plux, a trio that combines a soprano vocalist with a variety of plucked-string instruments.  William Anderson plays guitar, mandolin, and other plucked-string instruments with the group, and we caught up with him by phone.

Intro Music: Evening Bells by Vox n Plux

Outro Music: Stormy Weather by Art Tatum

Update on Storms Iselle and Julio, 8:43am on 8/8: Kirk Caldwell, Mike Formby, Jesse Broder Van Dyke

According to the National Weather Service, tropical storm Iselle should affect Oahu late morning to midday today. As Oahu prepares for what Iselle, and later Julio, will bring, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell provided an update.

Intro Music: Stormy Weather by Art Tatum

Outro Music: Coastal Break by Tycho