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The Long View; Pet Hui; Pacific Tongues; Female Comics of Hawaii

Wednesday, June 11th – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

The Long View, Searching for Substance in Campaign Rhetoric: Neal Milner

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Neil Milner

As campaign season gets under way, voters face a challenge: in the age of the carefully scripted talking point, when candidates for elective office are heavily coached to stick to the script, avoiding questions, and questioners that might trip them up… how do you determine what they might actually do if elected?   Media training, the behind-the-scenes coaching that sets so much of the election-year agenda, is largely designed to prevent the very thing voters need most: straight answers to tough questions.   Neal Milner, contributing editor of our ongoing segment, The Long View, has been pondering the matter, and he joined the show this morning to take the long view.
 

Intro Music: Rudy's Intervention by The Sugarman 3

Outro Music: Pundits of Rhetoric by Cabin

OC16’s Pet Hui: Denby Dung

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Denby Dung

Who’s your favorite cohost? Well, Denby Dung is the host of the Pet Hui on OC 16, and her best cohost isn’t human…. Stitch was rescued by the Hawaii Dog Foundation and was brought to the show in an effort to promote responsible animal adoption…. and next thing you know he charmed his way into Denby’s heart and is now a member of her ohana. Denby joined the show in-studio to share her beloved animal stories, and all about the Pet Hui’s community outreach.

Intro Music: 3 a.m. by The Heavy Pets

Outro Music: Got to Get Back to My Baby by The Sugarman 3

Hawaii People’s Fund Grant Awardee, Pacific Tongues: Lyz Soto

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Lyz Soto

This new century is bringing with it a kind of cultural realignment: a time when voices that have been quiet, or have, in some cases, been suppressed, are being heard as never before.   Pacific Tongues is an organization whose mission it is to give voice to Pacific Island communities through today’s spoken arts: slam poetry, storytelling, oratory. Lyz Soto is its Co-Founder and she has seen its evolution over the last few years. A Benefit for Pacific Tongues and Youth Speaks Hawai?i will take place on June 21, 2014, from 7pm to 11pm, at Lana Lane Studios.

Intro Music: Guantanamura by Les McCann

Outro Music: Pahoa by Kava Music

Female Comics of Hawaii: Erika Swartzkopf

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Erika Swartzkopf

Laughter is the best medicine, and in that case, our next guest might just put me out of business! Erika Swartzkopf is the founder of the Female Comics of Hawaii, a group of wild wahine that perform in various locations throughout the island. What does it take to get up on stage and find enough humor in life to keep people laughing all night long? Well, we found out this morning!

Intro Music: Funny by Black Lips

Outro Music: Comedy Tonight by Sir Roland Hanna

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Dr. Kathy Kozak is the host of The Body Show. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on HPR-1.
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