The Conversation: Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Aug 22, 2016

Returning to Business After Hep-A; New Hawaii Crime Thriller; Extension of the Emergency Homelessness Proclamation; Talking Hula on Maui

Ohi'a Lehua tree in Kalapana
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Bouncing Back to Profitability After Hep-A: Gregg Fraser

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  We now know that sea scallops packaged in the Philippines led to the outbreak on Hepatitis A in Hawaii, with the majority of the 206 cases being on Oahu. The products have since been recalled. While that information released from the state Department of Health last week puts an end to the search for the source, it’s just part of the rebound process of the restaurants where an employee had been diagnosed with Hep A. That would include some like a Baskin Robbins ice cream shop where scallops are clearly not on the menu. We called back Gregg Fraser, head of the Hawaii Restaurant Association to get an update on how the affected restaurants are trying to bounce back.

Intro Music: Blusette by Toots Thielmans

Outro Music: Dollar Underwater by Moonlit Sailor

Legal mystery novel, Land Sharks: Author Katharine Nohr

Land Sharks
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  Katharine Nohr, attorney and novelist -- writes from experience, in the world she knows best -- completive endurance sports and the law.   Her new novel is Land Sharks, it tells the story of a triathlete who may or may not have been the victim of a crippling attack, and the attorneys who defend him.    The novel takes us inside the shark tank of downtown Honolulu, and Katharine takes us there this morning.

Intro Music: Don't Go Awash in this Digital Landscape by Codes in the Clouds

Outro Music: Diamond Head by The Ventures

An update from PHOCUSED following Governor Ige's Extension of the Emergency Homelessness Proclamation: Scott Fuji

A homeless man sleeps along Waikiki Beach
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Last October, Governor Ige issued an emergency proclamation that put homelessness squarely in the crosshairs of government action. Since then, the proclamation has been extended five additional times, including the latest last week. With the ongoing spotlight trained on the state’s actions, how do organizations which help homeless people gauge the response - and the results to date? Scot Fuji heads a coalition of advocacy groups

Intro Music: Stargazer theme

Outro Music: Easy Feeling by Matt Costa

“Demystifying the Kuahu”: Kahulu Maluo

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  The art of hula is inseparable from its spiritual origins, and the center of each halau is its kuahu, or alter -- the source of spiritual energy for the dance. Kahulu Maluo, cultural programs director for the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, will lead a discussion in a couple of weeks entitled “Demystifying the Kuahu” with a group of Maui kumu hula.  The panel discusion is a preamble to the Center’s 11th Annual KŪ MAI KA HULA Competition.

Intro Music: Nani Pahinui: Nani Kauai

Outro Music: No Luna I Kahalekai - Hula `Ala`apapa by Joe Kahaulelio