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Financial Disclosure Bill; Musician Tony Conjugacion; Medical Marijuana; The Addams Family at MVT

Thursday, June 26th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

SB2682, Financial Disclosures; Public Records: Carmille Lim

Carmille Lim

Governor Abercrombie’s perspective on the financial disclosure bill has landed it on his probable veto list. Supporters say they're not surprised, despite the unanimous vote of the legislature. Advocacy group, Common Cause Hawaii, was one of the lead organizations to campaign for the bill's passage. Executive Director Carmille Lim joined us by phone to discuss.

Intro Music: We Are One (Ole Ola) by Pitbull
Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon de Mello

Atherton Concert: Tony Conjugacion

Tony Conjugacion

You’d be hard pressed to find performing artists with a wider range than Tony Conjugacion and his compatriots for their concert tomorrow evening in our Atherton Studio. Tony, Starr Kalahiki, and Alvin “Pops” Okami will present a collection of jazz, pop, and show tunes -- even an operatic aria and “hapa-haole” song. It’s an evening of innovation with some surprises in store, and Tony joined us in studio this morning with a preview.

Intro Music: Down in Paradise (ft. Tony Conjugacion) by Manoa DNA
Outro Music: Blue Lei by Tony Conjugacion

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force: Peter Whiticar

Peter Whiticar

In 2000, then-Governor Ben Cayetano signed a medical marijuana bill into law. 14 years later, Hawaii is still grappling with how it should create a system of statewide dispensaries. This week, the medical marijuana dispensary system task force met to begin a process many believe is long overdue.  The group will make recommendations by late this year in advance of the 2015 legislative session. State Department of Health STD/HIV prevention branch director Peter Whiticar is a member of the task force and joined us this morning.

Intro Music: Human - Tin Tin Out Mix by Pretenders
Outro Music:  Positive Ghost by Holy F**K

Manoa Valley Theater Auditions, The Addams Family: James Mares

James Mares

If you’ve got a taste for performing and a sense of humor that may be just a little bit twisted, this one might be for you. Mano’a Valley Theater is casting for its fall production of the Addams Family, and that spells opportunity for the right performers. Acting, singing, and dancing skills are all necessary, and a sense of the macabre is highly recommended. Auditions are next week, so you still have time to prepare, and several juicy roles are up for grabs. James Mares is the show’s guest musical director, and he joined us this morning to tell us what MVT is looking for.

Intro Music: Just Around the Corner by Gabriel Ribeiro
Outro Music:  Just Around the Corner by Gabriel Ribeiro

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