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"From Me To You"; COPD; HSO and The Blaisdell; "Am I Black Enough For You?"

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Wednesday, September 10th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

"From Me to You”: Craig Howes

Craig Howes

The written word comes to life when it’s read aloud…. we can savor the rhythms of language and take them in at a pace determined by the author.    It really makes a difference, and over the years Hawai’i audiences have been presented with the best local writing through HPR’s popular “Aloha Shorts’ programs.  That format is being revived this weekend with “From Me to You” and Craig Howes is one of the producers. He joined us this morning in studio.

Intro Music:  Live Aloha by Imua

Outro Music: Hawaiian Soul by Jon Osorio

8th Annual COPD Education Day: Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Most of us don’t start thinking about the health of our lungs until we have a problem with them -- and simple awareness can do a great deal in the struggle to control COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  More than 46,000 Hawaii adults have already been diagnosed with one of the diseases we know as COPD, and Valerie Chang of the nonprofit Hawaii COPD Coalition is asking us to “Try More, Do More.”

Intro Music:  Send Off by Explosions in the Sky

Outro Music: The Only Moment We Were Alone by Explosions in the Sky

Blaisdell Concert Hall’s Relationship with Hawaii Symphony Orchestra: Jonathan Parrish

Jonathan Parrish

You can’t have a great orchestra without a great venue, as orchestras around the world have learned.   The relationship is about more than a good acoustical setting…. an orchestra needs a place to build a family of concertgoers, musicians, and support staff.   The new Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, born out of the ashes of the Honolulu Symphony, is opening its season this weekend by marking the 50th Anniversary of the Blaisdell Concert Hall.  Jonathan Parrish is the Symphony’s Executive Director, and he joined us this morning.

Intro Music: Fun to Be Happy by Love Tractor

Outro Music: Prairie Light - 3 Texas Watercolors of Georgia O'Keeffe, 2. Canyon With Crows by Honolulu Symphony Orchestra

“Am I Black Enough for You?" Public Talk by Anita Heiss

Anita Heiss

Writer and activist Anita Heiss, one of the leading Aboriginal Australians involved in a highly controversial legal case involving Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act, is in town to give a free talk tonight at 7 pm at George Hall Room 227. The presentation will be based on her recent book, “Am I Black Enough for You?” and she joined the show ahead of her evening discussion to talk a bit about her book and racism in general.

Intro Music: Inside Out by Spoon

Outro Music: You and I Change Like Seasons by Codes in the Clouds

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