The Conversation: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Sep 19, 2018

Maui Homeless follow-up,  Project Vision Hawaii, Fostering Employee Feedback, Short Film, “Mauka to Makai”

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Maui Homeless follow-up

Credit Noe Tanigawa

Housing first, Its one of many tools communities are trying help get people off the streets HPR’s Noe Tanigawa has been spending time on Maui exploring efforts of outreach workers to connect with the homeless who others may have given up on.

Intro music: Abstinence Makes The Hearts Grow Fonder bt Steve Pulvers

Outro Music: Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Blakeshaw



Project Vision Hawaii


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Project Vision Hawaii--- the hui for health---reaches out to our needy keiki and seniors to help with vision screenings. Sounds like a simple thing, but you might be surprised how many people may go undiagnosed with eye problems when a simple fix .. We sat down with Annie Valentine to talk about the group's outreach goals as we close out the end of the year.

Intro music:  Love's Theme by Motefiori Cocktail

Reality Check

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#Being Micronesian. That’s an online thread created on Twitter this weekend because of the hurt being hurled at other Pacific Islanders by local residents here in Hawaii. Reporter Anita Hofschneider has a story about it and joins us online this morning.

Outro Music: Keep Growing by Camp Cope



Fostering Employee Feedback


Credit Shelia Heen

Suggestions anyone? You may have at one time or another given feedback, but how are you at taking it? We had a conversation about best practices with Shelia Heen. She’s spent the last 20 years with the Harvard Negotiation Project and co-authored a couple of books. One is called Difficult Conversations: How to discuss what matters most. Another is Thanks for the feedback: the Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well-- Even when its Off Base, Unfair, Poorly Delivered and Frankly, You Are Not In the Mood.”

Outro Music: Prelude by Foals


Short Film, “Mauka to Makai”


Credit Alika Maikau

This week we’ve been featuring films produced here in Hawaii.

We featured Rise of the Wahine yesterday--today we take a closer look at “Mauka to Makai.” Director Alika Maikai was fortunate enough to mentor with Joe Robert Cole who co-wrote the Hollywood blockbuster, Black Panther.  Alika Maikau, is the writer of the new short film Mauka To Makai, which he co-directed with Jonah Okano. It is currently making its rounds in the ‘Ohina Showcase around the islands, Look for it at Hawaii Film Festival this fall.  For links to the schedule check our web page at Hawaii Public

Intro Music: Played a Fool by Hot Rain

Outro music: Loloiwi by Paula Fuga