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The Aloha Friday Conversation: Altered States and Psychedelic Therapies

Noe Tanigawa
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Enlightenment by Isami Doi
  • Dr. Thomas Cook discusses his use of psychedelic therapies in his psychiatrist practice; Clarity Project co-founder Ashley Lukens talks about the effort to legalize psilocybin in Hawaiʻi; Army Veteran Stephen Anderson shares his decades-long relationship to substances, from self-medicating to psilocybin therapy | Full Article
  • Steve Backinoff explores dance and movement as an avenue to elevated consciousness | Full Story
  • Curator Elizabeth Baxter walks us through the new exhibit "Altered States" at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum | Full Story
  • Artist Mayumi Oda offers daily meditation as the key to spiritual contentment | Full Story
Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture, and ideas for Hawai'i Public Radio. Noe began working in news at WQXR, the New York Times' classical station in New York City, where she also hosted music programs from 1990-94. Prior to New York, Noe was a music host in jazz, rock, urban contemporary, and contemporary and classic Hawaiian music formats in Honolulu. Since arriving at HPR in 2002, Noe has received awards from the Los Angeles Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists Hawai'i Chapter, and an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for coverage of the budget process at the Hawai'i State Legislature. Noe holds a Masters in Painting from UH Mānoa. She maintains an active painting practice, and has recently returned from a 2015 residency with the U.S. Art in Embassies program in Palau. Noe is from Wailupe Valley in East O'ahu.
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