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Deedy Trial; Glass Menagerie; Emergency Relief Update; Taos Film Festival

Monday, August 18th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Deedy Trial Follow Up: Kenneth Lawson

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Kenneth Lawson

The second trial of Christopher Deedy is now over, but for some in the community, the rancor over the decision is not. With the “not guilty of murder verdict” came an inability to agree on the lesser charges of manslaughter and assault. A third trial is now possible.  Law professor Ken Lawson has been following the Deedy case and is back with his take on where the matter may go from here.

Intro Music:  Indian Summer by Sunday's Best

Outro Music: From Embrace To Embrace by Joy Wants Eternity

Maui Academy of Performing Arts, Glass Menagerie Auditions: Sally Sefton

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Sally Sefton

The work of playwright Tennessee Williams offers some of the most challenging – and rewarding – roles in the American theater.  The Glass Menagerie is the play that made his name, and it endures as a modern masterpiece.  But its beauty is fragile; all the parts have to be delivered with great sensitivity, because Williams often teeters on the edge of melodrama.  Sally Sefton is directing a new production of the Glass Menagerie for the Maui Academy of Performing Arts and she’s casting its four parts (two men and two women) through auditions this weekend. The auditions are on Saturday and they will be held at the Steppingstone Playhouse in the Queen Kaahumanu Center.

Intro Music: Awful Mean by Paul Chambers

Outro Music: The Glass Menagerie by Royal Philhrmonic Pops Orchestra

Hawaii EMA Representative: Vern Miyagi

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Vern Miyagi

The public spotlight may have moved away from Puna for political reasons, but government agencies are still on site to aid relief efforts. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency arrived on Friday to assess the damage and over the weekend they helped residents to begin the slow process of recovery. The Hawaii EMA is also on site and they have been maintaining a recovery center. Vern Miyagi is the Executive Officer of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and he joined the show with an update from Hawai‘i Island. If you would like to volunteer to provide assistance on Hawai‘i Island, please call 808-464-3175. To call HELCO, the number is 808-969-6666.

Intro Music: Got Django by Hot Club of Hulaville

Outro Music: Posters by Youth lagoon

Taos Film Festival: Steven Gootgeld

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Steven Gootgeld

This could be an opportunity for Hawaii film-makers to reach an influential audience: a film festival in Taos, New Mexico that is looking for entries centered on the theme, “Honoring the Land.”  The ten films chosen will be shown at the Taos Fall Arts Film Festival later this year.   Steven Gootgeld is the content coordinator for the Taos Fall Arts Film Festival, and he joined the show to talk about it. The deadline for film submissions is September 5th.

Intro Music: Posters by Youth lagoon

Outro Music: Time to Run by Lord Huron

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