The Conversation: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Apr 12, 2016

HPR Leadership: Past, Present and Future; Kauai Singers Showcase; Neal Conan 

Allerton Botanical Garden, Kauai
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HPR Leadership: José Fajardo & Michael Titterton

Michael Titterton (R), José Fajardo (M) and Beth-Ann Kozlovich (L)
Credit Ryan Finnerty

As you know by now, Hawaii Public Radio will soon enter the next phase of its existence. The man who may semi-annually bless you socks, Michael Titterton will complete his tenure as HPR President and CEO on June 30. José Fajardo will officially take over as of May 16 and for 6 weeks, both he and Michael will be in the building...as they are today...and with us this morning

Intro Music: Shine by Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals

Kauai Island Singers Showcase: Melissa Mojo

Mike Kobayashi and Trishana Star at a KISS event
Credit Melissa Mojo

The Kauai Island Singers Showcase, acronym KISS, is an exercise in music-making for its own sake, with volunteer performers, free concerts, and an emphasis on music the audience will know and love. Its latest show is Jazz & POP! Mellissa Mojo is  one of nine featured vocalists, is going to tell us about it.

Outro Music: You Got to Know How by Bonie Raitt

From the Farm: Neal Conan

A Tuesday with no primaries, but plenty of politics....another strand snaps in the fabric of European unity...while Belgian police arrest members of the ISIS cell that attacked Paris and Brussels ...those are some of the stories on the mind of News Analyst Neal Conan this morning. He joins us now as he does most Tuesdays from his Mac nut farm on the Big Island

Intro Music: My Generation by The Who

Outro Music: Mellomaniac by DJ Shah