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Immigration and DACA; Saxophone Foundation; Entrepreneur Survey Series; Shakespeare Festival

Tuesday, August 12th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Immigration Policies and DACA: Gabriela Andrade

Gabriela Andrade

The pressure to have legal status is usually equaled by the frustration to get it. Despite a local coalition's efforts, many illegal residents continue to live under the radar and without the ability to get ID, drive or get on a plane. Gabriela Andrade would know that situation well; she has been through the process of applying for legal status and now works for Faith Action for Community Equity Hawaii. She joined the show to discuss immigration policies, as well as deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA).

Intro Music:  1,000 Years by The Gaslight Anthem

Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon de Mello

Hawaii Saxophone Foundation: Todd Yukumoto

Todd Yukumoto

The saxophone’s sound is not quite woodwinds, not quite brass, and for many, it combines the best qualities of both.   The instrument has been taken a long way from its original intention, which was as an added sonority for a classical orchestra. Its applications outside of jazz are the focus of Todd Yukumoto’s work, both as a performer and as president of the Hawaii Saxophone Foundation.

Intro Music: Nocturnal-Phosphorescent Fireflies by Todd Yukumoto, Carla McElhaney

Outro Music:: Short Stories-Propulsive by Todd Yukumoto, Carla McElhaney

Entrepreneur Survey Series: Michael Bevis

Michael Bevis

Being your own boss is often a fantasy for a lot of employees. A new Harris poll suggests that over half of Americans in all age groups plan to start a business in the future... and how soon depends on the age of the person polled. The survey asked 1000 Americans across the country and was commissioned by the University of Phoenix. Michael Bevis is the director of academic affairs and the university's spokesperson and he joined the show via phone from Chicago.

Intro Music: Classic by The Knocks, Powers

Outro Music: April's Song by Real Estate

Hawai`i Shakespeare Festival: Ann Brandman

Ann Brandman

It might be the most difficult role in Shakespeare: King Lear.  Disillusion and disappointment trigger a long descent into madness, with plenty of pitiless self-examination along the way.  If Lear is not already tricky enough, Ann Brandman is playing it in repertory with two other plays, armed with a script that has only her lines on it. The show will be performed with an all-female cast and takes place at the Arts at Marks Garage in Honolulu from August 21st to the 31st.

Intro Music: King Lear No. 32 Op. 137: Moderato by Dmitri Shostakovich

Outro Music: King Lear Op. 137: Storm Moderato by Dmitri Shostakovich

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