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The Conversation for May 1, 2013

It’s Wednesday, May 1st - From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

A more transparent shade of opaque

Carmille Lim became Common Cause Hawaii’s new executive director just six days before the start of the 2013 legislative session. She's also a board member for the League of Women Voters of Hawaii and a commissioner on the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women. In 2012, she was recognized by Pacific Business News as one of Hawaii’s Forty Under 40, and as an “Outstanding Young Filipino” by the Filipino Junior Chamber. She is already planning the next round of super PAC transparency legislation for next session.

May Day is Lei Day

Jeff Gere works with the City and County of Honolulu to promote the 86th Annual Lei Day Celebration, which starts at 9 am at Kapiolani Park and runs all day.

An immigrant's garden of national identities

Liav Orgad is a Fulbright post doctoral student at NY University law school and an Assistant Professor of Law at Israel's Interdisciplinary Center. He researches constitutional theory, comparative constitutional and immigration law, citizenship theory, and multiculturalism. He's also working on a book: "Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights" but is taking a little time off to speak at the UH law school tonight.

A little fish finds a bigger ocean

Cathey Tarleton is the author of the short story “The Fishing Club,” soon to be a movie by Redhead Productions.

Plus the BBC world report, a couple of backyard sweet ideas, and and a reality fades away into the sunset. First, the news from NPR.

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