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John Temple; Orchid Show; Tax Bills; Kuhio Ho'olaulea

It’s Friday, March 28th – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Former Civil Beat Editor: John Temple

John Temple

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

Garden Island Orchid Society Spring Fantasy Show: Ada Koene

Ada Koene

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

Tax Bills: Wayne Tanna of HACBED

Wayne Tanna

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

Kuhio Hoolaulea: Daryl Fujiwara

Daryl Fujiwara

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

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