The Conversation for May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013

It’s Thursday, May 2 –From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

City feet meet complete streets

Dan Burden is the director of innovation and inspiration, of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, the organization he co-founded. He has spent the better part of 40 years advocating, teaching and designing sustainable communities. In 2008, Time magazine called him one of the six most important civic innovators in the world -and he's back in Honolulu this week for a series of community meetings.

Octogenarians in the Blue Zone

Dan Buettner is the author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.

A bell curve for the legislature?

Senator Jill Tokuda represents Hawaii's 24th Senatorial District and has served in the Hawaii State Senate since 2007. She’s currently the Majority Whip and chairs the Education committee. She also sits on the Higher Education, Technology and the Arts, and Ways and Means committees.

There is nothing like a train—nothing in the world

Scott Johnson drives and maintains the steam-powered trains at Grove Farm Plantation in Lihu’e. The museum offers free train rides on the second Thursday of each month.

Deutsche Welle has today’s global view, in the backyard we’ve got 100 safe little birds within walls, and a reality check on a bad backlog. First the news from NPR.