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Year End Reflection; Benefits of Music; Kaneohe Bay Algae; Makana

It’s Tuesday, December 31 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Year End Reflection: Father Walter Brownridge

Walter Brownridge

The Very Reverend Walter Brownridge is the Dean of the Cathedral of St. Andrew’s in Honolulu. He has served congregations in Ohio, Delaware, New York City and South Africa.  In South Africa he served as a Canon at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town. Prior to entering seminary, Dean Brownridge practiced law for ten years as a federal prosecutor in the area of public policy.

Intro Music: Life Of The Party by Louis Armstrong

Outro Music: The Common Good by Devotchka

Lifelong Benefits of Music: Robert Yu

Robert Yu

Robert Yu is the Musical Director at Kaimuki High School and has inspired hundreds of students over the years to pursue their musical dreams. He can be found not only directing the band but also teaching Hawaiian music and the ukulele during and after school hours, hoping to inspire the next generation of educators to take up the torch and teach music to our students island wide.

Intro Music: The Common Good by Devotchka

Outro Music: Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect by The Decemberists

Kaneohe Bay Algae Clean-Up: Eric Conklin

Eric Conklin

Dr. Eric Conklin is the director of marine science at the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii.

Intro Music: Let Me Back In by Rilo Kiley

Outro Music: Green Grass by Tanlines

New Year’s Eve Music: Makana


Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer and composer , who grew up right here in our own backyard. Fresh off the release of his latest CD entitled RIPE, this latest work includes Hawaiian Classics, love ballads and songs of resistance. He will be performing in January on Maui, the Big Island in Kona and Waimea before he goes on tour to Australia and New Zealand.

Intro Sounds: Party Time by Lee Morgan and Lee Ritenour

Outro Music: Slackmenco by Makana

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