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Proposed Kauai Dairy; Fiddler on the Roof; Ecotourism; Cellular Transformation

It’s Friday, March 7th – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Kauai Dairy and Pierre Omidyar's Ulupono Initiative: Joan Conrow

Joan Conrow

As we went into last weekend, some residents on Kauai were digesting the plan to get milk. Up for discussion was the 17.5 million dollar Hawaii Dairy Farms project on 528 acres in South Kauai.  It is being financed by the for-profit part of Pierre Omidyar’s Ulupono Initiative. Despite the talk about the sustainable closed loop system, not everyone is happy about the idea. Kauai-based journalist Joan Conrow was wondering why and has been doing some digging.

Intro Music: What’s On Your Mind by

Outro Music: Country Road by Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga

MAPA’s Fiddler on the Roof, New Staging: David Johnston

David Johnston

The classic musical Fiddler on the Roof may have had its origins in Tsarist Russia by way of Broadway, but it has found a home in Hawaii. There have been two local theater productions this season alone.   The latest, at the Maui Academy of Performing Arts, is described as an intimate and re-imagined staging of the show.  We had to ask Director David Johnston just what that means.

Intro Music: Tradition (From Fiddler on the Roof) by BBC Orchestra

Outro Music: Fiddler on the Roof by Cannonball Adderly

Ecotourism/Sustainable Tourism Certification Program: Aaron Lowe

Aaron Lowe

For over a decade, Hawaii ecotourism has been making steady inroads into our consciousness...and into the travel plans of visitors. But beyond the well worn label, ecotour operators have had to grapple with what those words really mean and how they translate into a positive and safe experience for their customers. That’s where the Hawaii Ecotourism Association comes in. Four years ago the group received funding from the Hawaii Tourism Authority to create the Sustainable Tourism Certification. This month, the program is launching and that’s bringing both a sigh of relief and a little anxiety to the President of the Hawaii Ecotourism Association, Aaron Lowe.

Intro Music: Write Myself A Letter by Gregory Isaacs

Outro Music: Municipality by Real Estate

Cellular Transformation: Ger Lyons

Ger Lyons

Negative thoughts and bad memories can poison us, and many of us carry around the after-effects of life’s more unpleasant moments.   Ger Lyons, a healer and teacher who’s offering a workshop in Maui this evening, says those painful memories are imprinted in our cells, and that we have the power to transform the very core of our being.

Intro Sounds: King Charles by The Budos Band

Outro Music: Quente by Trio Mafua

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