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It’s Friday, December 27 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Pacific Whale Foundation, Preschool Education: Karen Molina

Karen Molina is the Youth Education Director at the Pacific Whale Foundation.

Intro Music: The Fox by Ylvis

Outro Music: Heart of Nowhere by Noah and The Whale

It’s Thursday, December 26 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Leeward Jobs Initiative: Kymberly Pine

Kymberly Pine is the City Councilmember for District One representing the communities of: Ewa to Makua.  The 2nd Annual Hire Leeward Job and Career Fair will be held Wednesday, January 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii, West Oahu.

Intro Music: New Year by Pat Metheny

It’s Tuesday, December 24 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

‘Be Money Smart’ workshop for Maui teens: Luke Livaudais

It’s Monday, December 23 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Whales Entangled Near Maui: Lauren Campbell

Lauren Campbell is a marine biologist and the Conservation Manager for the Pacific Whale Foundation.

Intro Music: Deck The Halls by Twisted Sister

Outro Music: Young Tree by Groundation

Swanky CD: Patrick von Wiegandt

It’s Friday, December 20 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Native Hawaiian Health Survey: Dr. J. Nadine Gracia

Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and the Director of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She oversees the implementation of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities and the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities.

It’s Thursday, December 19 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

State Budget and Financial Plan: Governor Abercrombie

Malingering; Kauai Kirtan; UHM ROTC; Henry Kapono

Dec 18, 2013

It’s Wednesday, December 18 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Malingering: Dr. Martin Johnson

Dr. Martin Johnson is the founder of Hawaii Center for Psychology. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Service Award for his contributions toward, “the advancement of psychology in the state of Hawaii,” from the Hawaii Psychological Association.

Intro Music: Little David, Play On Your Harp by Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra

It’s Tuesday, December 17 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Child Development / Brain Research: Gary Small, UCLA

Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry and aging at UCLA, He has written more than 400 scientific publications, developed healthy lifestyle and memory training programs and authored 6 books including "The Memory Bible," and  “iBrain,” His most recent, "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program."

It’s Monday, December 16 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Quality of Life Report: Steve Petranik

Steve Petranik is the editor of Hawaii Business magazine. Over a 30 year career, he’s reported from six countries on three continents and his stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. He spent 18 years as an editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and five years at the Honolulu Advertiser.

It’s Friday, December 13 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Mandela Memorial Fake Interpreter: Jan Fried

It’s Thursday, December 12 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Legacy of Nelson Mandela: Njoroge Njoroge

Njoroge Njoroge is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa. He researches modern politics, music, pop culture and critical theory. He is currently working on a book... Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory and History in the Circum-Caribbean.

Intro Music: Natal by Cesaria Evora

It’s Wednesday, December 11 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

The Long View: Farm Bill Safety Net/SNAP - Neal Milner

Political analyst Neal Milner is the contributing editor of our biweekly segment, The Long View. He’ll be back on January 8, for the next installment.

Intro Music: Born Under A Bad Sign by Chris Vandercook

Outro Music: Longview by Green Day

It’s Tuesday, December 10 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Proposed Bus Advertisements: Marti Townsend

Marti Townsend is the Executive Director of The Outdoor Circle.The group opposes Honolulu City Council Bill 69 to allow bus billboards.

Intro Music: O Christmas Tree by Joe Pass

Outro Music: I Got by Young The Giant

It’s Monday, December 9 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

**Due to technical difficulties, the podcast of the Dec. 9th show will not be available**

Fast-Food Wage Protests: Eric Gill

It’s Friday, December 6 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

UHERO Asia-Pacific Forecast: Byron Gangnes

Byron Gangnes is professor and chair of the UH Manoa Economics Department and is Senior research fellow with UHERO. He is an expert on international economic policy, particularly the economic relationships between the US and Pacific Asian economies.

Intro Music: Falling Back by Washed Out

Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme – Jon de Mello

It’s Thursday, December 5 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Underfunded Foster-Parents: Raynette Ah Chong

Raynette Nalani Ah Chong is a mother of 5 and a foster mother of 2.  She and her husband, Edward have been foster parents for nearly 20 years.  Together, they have fostered 109 children.

Intro Music: Habitually Late Response by Vivo

Outro Music: Flowers In December by Mazzy Star

It’s Wednesday, December 4 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

RFI and State Prisons: Dept of Public Safety’s Ted Sakai

Ted Sakai is the director of the Department of Public Safety, which runs the state’s prison system.  This is his second time at his post; he ran the department from 1998 to 2002 and ten years later returned to the job.

Intro Music: Learnalilgivinanlovin by Gotye

Outro Music: Prison Bound by Social Distortion

It’s Tuesday, December 3 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Niihau Fishing Zone: Ikaika Hussey

Ikaika Hussey is the editor of The Hawaii Independent, an online current affairs news magazine.

Intro Music: This Is The Day by The The

Outro Music: Fishing The Sky by The Appleseed Cast

It’s Monday, December 2 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Marriage Equality: Todd Simmons

Todd Simmons is a board member of Equality Hawaii and a university administrator working with the community. Despite other past ceremonies in the past, he and his husband will get their marriage  license today and will be legally wed some time in the not too far future.

Intro Music: Loro by Pinback

Outro Music: Wedding Budz by Kurt Vile

It’s Friday, November 29 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

GrowthBusters: David Gardner

Dave Gardner has produced films for PBS and dozens of Fortune 500 companies ...now he says his energies are focused on helping our modern, growth-addicted society to  rediscover what really matters in life. His documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth is available online today.

Intro Music: Black Friday by Places and Numbers

It’s Wednesday, November 27 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

The Long View, Welfare Safety Net Pt. II: Neal Milner

Political analyst Neal Milner is the contributing editor of our biweekly segment, The Long View. He’ll be back on December 11 for the next installment of the conversation.

Intro Music: Despicable Dogs by Small Black

Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon de Mello

It’s Tuesday, November 26 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Executive Director of HCDA: Tony Ching

Tony Ching is the Executive Director of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). The HCDA’s purpose is to plan and implement community development programs for areas designated as “Community Development Districts” by the State Legislature. That includes Kakaako.

Intro Music: Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet

Outro Music: My Love by The Bird And The Bee

It’s Monday, November 25 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Use and Alteration of Iolani Luahine Photo: Annelle Amaral

Annelle Amaral is the First Vice President of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, a national, Hawaiian membership advocacy organization. She was at last week’s meeting about the altered photo of Iolani Luahine used without permission by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

It’s Friday, November 22 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

How is JFK Taught in High School: Corey Rosenlee

Corey Rosenlee is a 15-year nationally certified social studies teacher from Campbell High School. Today he’ll be talking to his class about the JFK assassination and trying to make it relevant.

Intro Music: It Feels Alright by Washed Out

Outro Music: Meditation From Thias by London Festival Orchestra

It’s Thursday, November 21 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

March on Capitol - SNAP Founder: Christopher Stump

It’s Wednesday, November 20 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Environmental Assessment of Tern Island: Anna-Marie Cook

Anna-Marie Cook is a member of the US EPA Region 9 Superfund Division and the Marine Debris Program Coordinator. She’ll be heading to Tern Island to start an assessment of the island once a military airstrip now a wild life sanctuary.

Intro Music: LDN by Krar Collective

Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon de Mello

It’s Tuesday, November 19 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Suicide Prevention: Merton Chinen

Merton Chinen works for the State Office of Youth Services. He’s also a member of the Prevent Suicide Hawaii Task Force and the co-chair of upcoming “Healing After Conference.”

Intro Music: Closer by Kelli Heath-Cruz

Outro Music: White Noise by Mogwai

It’s Monday, November 18 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, Girl’s on the Edge: Dr. Leonard Sax

Dr. Leonard Sax is the  author of Girls on the Edge and Boys Adrift. He provided both primary and urgent care services to children and adults in suburban Maryland for more than 19 years. His sabbatical will end soon; he’ll return to his full-time clinical practice in January. Tonight he’ll talk about girls and tomorrow night about boys- both lectures are at Tenney Theatre. 

It’s Friday, November 15 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Untamed Skies, Where Science Meets Humanity: Owen Shieh

It’s Thursday, November 14 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Relief: Coralie Matayoshi

Coralie Chun Matayoshi is the CEO of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, now including Guam and Saipan.  She’s also an attorney and a former Executive Director of the Hawaii State Bar Association.

Intro Music: Early November by Matt Costa

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