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The Long View; Rupert Boyd; Hawaii State Hospital Update

It’s Wednesday, April 2nd – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

The Long View: Neal Milner

Neal Milner

Over the past few months, we’ve been exploring how the gap between the very rich and everyone else is growing in the US and in many countries around the world. A new book by a French economist says the modern economic story isn’t about growth, it’s how wealth is being divided mostly among the elite... particularly in America. With a look at Thomas Piketty’s vision, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, The Conversation’s contributing editor, Neal Milner, stopped by for another  edition of The Long View.

Intro Music: Fantastic Cat by Takako Minekawa

Outro Music: Longview by Green Day

Orvis Concert: Classical Guitarist, Rupert Boyd

Rupert Boyd

One of our real pleasures on this show has been the opportunity to present live musical performance in the intimate confines of our studio. It’s a format that lends itself more to some instruments than to others -- so no sousaphones, so far… but it’s a perfect environment to enjoy the warmth and intimacy of the classical guitar. Rupert Boyd is a visiting young master from Australia who’s bringing a varied repertoire to the Orvis Auditorium on the UH Manoa Campus this Saturday at 7pm, and he joined the show with a preview.

Intro Music: Longview by Green Day

Outro Music: Valses Poeticos, Allegro Humoristico by Rupert Boyd

Hawaii State Hospital Update: Josh Green

Josh Green

You might want to title this next conversation Tales of the State Hospital. What initially began as a Senate special committee investigation into stories of attacks on workers by patients now includes ongoing inquiries into mismanagement, nepotism and overtime abuse. It’s not exactly the same scenario that led to federal oversight of the state hospital in 1991, but some are asking, could it be worse? Health committee head, Senator Josh Green, comments.

Intro Music: Hawaii by Elmer Bernstein

Outro Music: Dawning by Ian O’Sullivan

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