The Conversation: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Aug 23, 2016

New Submersible ROV from Schmidt Ocean Institute; Okinawan Festival; From the Farm; Halloween Themed Drama Program for Kids

Hawaiian pizza
Credit Flickr - Steven Depolo

Schmidt Ocean Institute's brand-new 4500m ROV SuBastian Completes Sea Trials

SuBastain being lowered off the Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor
Credit Schmidt Ocean Institute

  Last week, people around the world were captivated by an adorable, almost toy-like cuttlefish. The purple, googly-eyed creature wasn’t exactly what scientists thought they’d find, but that’s why they call it the search for the unknown...which will get some help from another underwater exploration vessel- the Schmidt Ocean Institute's new Remotely Operated Vehicle, SuBastian

Intro Music: Book of James by Augustines

Outro Music: Pizza Guy by Touch Sensitive

Okinawan Festival: Lynn Miyahira Krupa

Shisa in the park
Credit Hawaii United Okinanawa Association

    

Hawaii’s Okinawan community is one of the most tenacious in hanging on to its cultural identity -- a tenacity formed back in Japan, where Okinawans are a distinct minority that has had to struggle to hold on to its cultural practices, and even its indigenous languages.   Today, more than a century after they first came to Hawaii, local Okinawans look forward to one of the most popular and well-attended of the summer festivals. The 2016 Okinawan Festival is 34 years along; Lynn Miyahira Krupa is its program chair.

Intro Music: Kariushino Yoru by BEGIN

Outro Music: Leaving Home by Okinawa Lights Ensemble

From the Farm: Neal Conan

Flooding in Louisiana
Credit Wikipedia

For our weekly peek into the mind of news analyst Neal Conan there are a few stories, you, too, may be following: The Olympic Games say good bye to Rio, the FBI finds thousands more of Hillary Clinton's emails, the politics of compassion in Louisiana, and Iran bristles after its Russian allies show off...Neal joins us now as he does most Tuesdays from his Mac Nut farm on the Big Island

Intro Music: Duetsche Welle Theme

Outro Music: Inside Out by Spoon

HTY Kids Drama Program: Becky Dunning, Managing Director

Credit Honolulu Theatre for Youth

  It’s not too early to be thinking about Halloween - not if you’re planning on mounting a thoroughly scary stage production… and that’s just what Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s fall ‘Primary Players’ Saturday drama program is going to do: introduce kids to the joys of theater by putting them to work and lighting up their imaginations in the process. They’ll be putting on a show called Creepy Crawlers and Other Spooky Stories!”.

Intro Music: L.O.V. by Fitz and The Tantrums

Outro Music: Werewolves of London by Warren Zeevon