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Senate Election; Art & Science of Lua; John Kerry Speech Recap; Plantation Days Festival

Thursday, August 14th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Senate Election: John Hart

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John Hart

As expected, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa filed a motion yesterday to prevent the Big Island makeup election from happening tomorrow. She’d like the election to be delayed until power is restored, roads are clear and residents receive proper notification. A hearing is scheduled for this morning in Hilo. Media watcher and HPU Communication Department Chair John Hart joined the show with his take.

Intro Music:  Mouthful of Diamonds by Phantogram

Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon de Mello

Art & Science of Lua, Hawaiian Martial Art: Ramsay Taum

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Ramsay Taum

Ancient martial arts have as much to teach us about the spirit as they do about the body – or more precisely, about a unity of body and spirit that can only be accomplished through serious and disciplined study. That’s certainly true of lua, Hawaii’s ancient art of the warrior.  To Kumu Lua Ramsay Taum, it’s both art and science. That’s the name of a workshop he’s teaching at KCC next week, and he joined us in studio to talk about it. The two-day workshop on the Art and Science of Lua takes place Friday and Saturday, August 22nd and 23rd at Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu.

Intro Music: Island Like This by Leahi

Outro Music: Dholna Na by Bollywood Films Music Orchestra

John Kerry, EWC Recap: Bill Dorman

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Bill Dorman

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Honolulu yesterday. His speech before an invitation-only crowd at the East West Center laid out America’s vision for Asia-Pacific engagement. The speech centered on 4 key areas to support peace and prosperity in the region, including the Transpacific Partnership. The free trade agreement is under negotiation among the U.S., Canada, and 10 Asia Pacific countries. Bill Dorman and I were there and he joined the show for a recap of what we heard and how it might be regarded by some of the countries involved.

Intro Music: Human – Tin Tin Out Mix by Pretenders

Outro Music: Basique by Little People

Hamakua Sugar Plantation Days Festival: Darde Gamayo

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Darde Gamayo

When Hamakua Sugar Mill closed twenty years ago, it marked the end of a way of life that had dominated Hawaii for generations. It was a way of life that, at its best, was accompanied by a kind of small-town innocence that evokes warm memories.    That’s certainly the way Darde Gamayo feels about it -- she’s organizing this Saturday’s Plantation Days Festival in Honoka’a, and she told us how the event will include a priceless photographic archive. The free event is Saturday from 10 a.m. in Honoka'a Town on Hawai’i Island.

Intro Music: Playful Popoko by Uji `Oma`oma`o

Outro Music: Henehene Ko Aka (For You and I) by Andy Cummings & His Hawaiian Serenaders

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