The Conversation for April 26, 2013

Apr 26, 2013

It’s Friday, April 26 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation.  

An NRA HRA shoot out

Harvey Gerwig is President of the Hawaii Rifle Association. It was established in 1857. Its goals are the preservation of the Second Amendment and the advancement of sports involving shooting. The HRA  is the State Affiliate of the National Rifle Association...and later today we may see which perspective - the NRAs or the HRAs - persuades  lawmakers about the necessity of SB69.

Live in concert! Virtual David Bowie!

Joe Ruszkowski is the HPU director of bands… his symphonic band is performing tomorrow night at Roosevelt High School with the virtual David Bowie, among many others.

Wait, Wait... What's a Cinecast?

For 15 years, Peter Sagal has given overachievers a good reason to pay attention to the week's news..great moments of gloating at all the right answers...even if that doesn’t mean they get Carl Kasell on their outgoing message.  Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, the Saturday quiz show heard on 450 public radio stations, gets the cinematic treatment next Thursday night, May 2. For ticket information about the Hawaii event, call HPR during business hours. 

East Coast Jazz, island style

Gary Washburn is the director of the Honoka’a High school Jazz band, whose spring concert is tonight at 7 p.m. at Honoka'a Peoples Theater.

Plus the world view from Al Jazeera, a merrie in advance of May backyard quiz, and why good government may not be an oxymoron. First the news from NPR.