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Damien Memorial School, Sand Castle Contest, Public Figures + Bad Behavior, Kauai Shorts 2013

It’s Thursday, August 8 – From HPR2

A new cool for an old school

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Bernard Ho is a retired HMSA vice president and in 2007' succeeded Brother Greg O'Donnell as President of Damien Memorial School. That made him the first "lay" president - meaning he was not a member of the Christian Brothers order of monks. Even so, with a 66% jump in coed enrollment and new facilities in the works, the turnaround of Damien just might be just shy of miraculous.

A Hawaii Sand Festival

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Julian Miller is a software developer who created the Hawaii Sand Festival and Sand Castle/Art Contest, now in its fourth year.  It’s a free event on the beach in Hanalei, Kauai.

Why we put up with Public Figures Acting Badly

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Ashley Merryman is half of the New York Times bestselling duo who produced NurtureShock and just released TOP DOG, Together they have won nine national awards for their reporting. Ashley Merryman's work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, New York, and The Washington Post. She was in Hawaii to attend the American psychological association convention and we spoke before she headed home to LA.

Call it the TedX of playwriting - Kauai Shorts

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Romey Curtis is the assistant producer of this year’s Kauai Shorts 2013, which will show more than a dozen new plays this weekend, with different plays on each night, at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center.

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