Housing ASAP; OM EinDor Berov; AD UP Hawaii; Kaho`olawe Exhibit
Friday, September 26th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation
Over the last two days, eight venerable nonprofit organizations have been engaged in the beginning of a networking program to help address the issue of homelessness. Housing ASAP is a project of the Hawaii Community Foundation and funded by 13 funding entitities. Tammi Chun, Vice President of Programs, at the Hawaii Community Foundation joined the show to talk about it.
Intro Music: Sick In Her Skin by The Get Up Kids
Outro Music: Washington by Codes in the Clouds
Meditation offers us so much, but it can only change your life if you practice it diligently… it’s not that easy to quiet the modern mind, with all the distractions available to us. But if you can learn to free your mind through meditation, chanting, or spiritual study, the rewards are many. OM EinDor Berov, who is also known as Swami Omkarananda, has a spiritual study center on Kaua’i, and once a month, she offers instruction and inspiration at a potluck community event. The vegan potluck takes place on the last Saturday of each month at her study center at the Wailua Homesteads in Kapa’a, Kauai.
Intro Music: Rupani by Artists of Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Outro Music: Yes I Am A Long Way From Home by Mogwai
Whatever a nonprofit does, it usually has to confront this idea: you’re a nonprofit and not a business. As any non-profit knows though, it still has to make money for the cause and for operations, and marketing is key. Next weekend, some of Hawaii’s top advertising professionals will gather for AD UP Hawaii, an 8 hour competition to come up with campaigns benefiting several local nonprofits, including Kumu Kahua Theatre. Managing director Donna Blanchard joined the show to discuss the event and marketing challenges for non-profits.
Intro Music: Kaho`olawe by Ledward Ka`apana
Outro Music: Under Pressure by Queen
It’s an ignoble chapter in Hawai’i’s history: the US military occupation of Kaho’olawe. Maui residents remember the Naval bombing runs that used to shake the island during the decades Kaho’olawe was known as the “Target Isle” and the US Navy used it for practice bombing and strafing runs. By the time it was returned to the State of Hawaii 20 years ago, it had been littered with military ordnance. By that time, the island had become a political flashpoint and a symbol of the Hawaiian Renaissance. Today, it’s under the jurisdiction of the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission, which is sponsoring a 20th anniversary photo exhibit at Maui’s Bailey Houses Museum. David Ulrich is one of the photographers in that show, and he joined us this morning in-studio.
Intro Music: Opae E & Kaho`olawe – Medley by Ozzie Kotani
Outro Music: `Alika by George Helm