John Temple; Orchid Show; Tax Bills; Kuhio Ho'olaulea
It’s Friday, March 28th – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation
The Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project released its The State of the News Media report this week. The big takeaway is that there is hope for journalism in America...largely because of the digital snowball that keeps gathering girth. John Temple would know a little about that. The former founding editor of Civil Beat is back in town this week to talk about the state of journalism at a conference later today.
Intro Music: Pick Pocket by Ooklah The Moc
Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon de Mello
Orchids aren’t just another flower - ask anyone who cultivates and collects them. They’re some of the first flowering plants, dating back to the age of the dinosaurs, and they’ve always had a mystique about them that attracts devoted followers. Ada Koene is one of them; she’s a member of the Garden Isle Orchid Society who’s getting ready for a Spring Fantasy Show.
Intro Music: Jungle Strut by Gene Ammons
Outro Music: Forest Flower by Chico Hamilton
Over the course of this session, we’ve been following several bill to change the tax structure for Hawaii low income families. Today several of those bills are up for yet another hearing. Tax law specialist Wayne Tanna is on the Board of Directors for the Hawaii Alliance for Community Based Economic Development. The organization is one of several community groups in support of HB2371 and HB1719 and the tax credit changes they bring.
Intro Music: Taxman by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Outro Music: Old Friend by The Moon Invaders
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianole, whose holiday we celebrated earlier this week, occupies a special place in the memories of Hawaiians. A Monarchist and a US Congressman who once went to jail for his convictions, he was ahead of his time in many ways. His legacy of support for Hawaiian culture is being celebrated tomorrow in Lahaina Maui with a day-long ho’olaulea that Daryl Fujiwara is working hard to put together.
Intro Music: Fish Market Slack Key by Ledward Ka’apana
Outro Music: Pua Hana Slack Key by Ledward Ka’apana