The Conversation: Friday, August 31st, 2018

Aug 31, 2018

DHS Secretary in Hawaii, Little League Champs; Adaptive Surfing; Art at Four Seasons

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Homeland Security Secretary Reviews Hurricane Prep

As Hurricane Lane finally cleared off, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielson arrived in Hawaii to review actions taken by her subordinate agencies in the run-up to the storm. She was joined by Governor David Ige.

Intro Music: Moku Kia Kahi by Gypsy Pacific

Outro Music: Sally Goodin by Pharis & Jason Romero


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Gender Inequity in Adaptive Surf Scoring

Last week we brought you to Waikiki Beach for the Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championship. After that competition wrapped up, many of the athletes went home to prepare for other events, including the Adaptive Surfing World Championship in San Diego this December.

But recent news about that competition is sparking some controversy. The International Surfing Association announced that women’s scores would only be weighted at 50% of the men’s scores in team competition.

Outro Music: Eclipse by Steve Pulvers


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Civil Beat Reality Check: Do Aloha Shirts Win Elections?

From Sig Zane to Hawaiian Force, Reyn Spooner to Rix, it’s the rare local leader who won’t wear aloha wear. They say it brings them luck.

Outro Music: On Mercury by Red Hot Chili Peppers


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Little League Champs Share Experiences

It’s been a whirlwind week for Hawaii’s little league players. Joining us in the studio are team members Taylin Oana, Jace Souza, Zachary Won, Mana Lau Kong, Kory Chu, and Hunter Nishina.

Intro Music: We are the Champions (arr. M. Townend) by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Outro Music: Circle of Friends by Jake Shimabukuro

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Arts at the Four Seasons

We’ve been taking a closer look at opportunities for Hawaii artists to showcase their work. Yesterday, we gave you a snapshot of a community space for art studios and exhibitions. Today we showcase a new opportunity at the Four Seasons resort at Koolina. Joining us in the studio is artist Eduardo Boliolo and Four Seasons marketing YvonneHunter to talk about a new venue for Hawaii artisans.

Intro Music: Pink by Aerosmith

Outro Music: Penthouse in Copacabana by David Benoit, Marc Antoine