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Healthcare Workers Shortage; End of World War II; Support for Health Connector; Scott Ohtoro

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Tuesday, September 2nd – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Healthcare Workers Shortage: Dr. Kelley Withy

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Dr. Kelley Withy

Maybe you've seen this coming... more baby boomers retiring, compounded with college costs skyrocketing could bring a tighter labor market in the coming years. Dr. Kelley Withy is the primary physician workforce researcher in Hawaii and in advance of this weekend's healthcare summit she joined us to talk about Hawai`i’s healthcare workers shortage.

Intro Music:  Gold by East 17

Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon de Mello

69th Anniversary of the End of World War II: Burl Burlingame

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Burl Burlingame

69 years ago today General Douglas MacArthur stood on the starboard deck of the USS Missouri, just aft of a sixteen inch gun turret and “...invited the representatives of the Emperor of Japan... to sign the instrument of surrender at the places indicated…” A relatively quick and painless formality. But what did it cost to get there? Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor Curator Burl Burlingame joined us in studio with his thoughts.

Intro Music:  Missouri Waltz by Glenn Miller

Outro Music: The Art of War by Steve Jablonsky

Small Businessman Supports Hawaii Health Connector: Stephen Nii

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Stephen Nii

By now you've already heard that HMSA has pulled out of the  Hawaii Health Connector's Small Business Health Options Program. That has one small businessman steamed. Stephen Nii is a fourth generation owner of a 125 year old family business in Waipahu, the Nii Superette.  He's written an op-ed detailing his displeasure over HMSA's decision and he joined the show this morning.

Intro Music: I Need A Dollar by Aloe Blacc

Outro Music: Sleeping Children Are Still Flying by Blue Sky Black Death

Musician: Scott Ohtoro

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Scott Ohtoro
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When The Right Time by Ohtoro

J Dilla, Flying Lotus and other LA Beat Scene artists have been inspiring Scott Ohtoro as a beat crafter for over a decade. Scott’s eclectic music taste and ability to play multiple instruments lets him create soundscapes for any mood. He started making beats under the guidance of Aloe Blacc, DJ Cheapshot and Exile and has performed over 100 shows in the last year with local Hip Hop artist Super Groupers. "When The Right Time" is his latest release on cd and special edition vinyl -- It's a spacey journey through electronic and Hip Hop beats featuring Blu, Montclaire, Super Groupers and Erika Elona. Scott Ohtoro will celebrate the vinyl release of his new album “When The Right Time” on Friday September 12th at The Dragon Upstairs.

Intro Music: Down By Three Thunder Rivers by Ohtoro

Outro Music: Number One Tuna by Ohtoro

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