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Progess on Homelessness; 21st Century Art Songs; Homelessness Data; Daniel Martinez


Friday, October 31st – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Progress on Homelessness / National Perspective: Matthew Doherty

Matthew Doherty

This is a good and a not so good news story. In most other states, the population of homeless people has been declining. That’s according to the Housing and Urban development point in time report out this week. But in Hawaii, the numbers of homeless people have been growing- up over 19% in the last 5 years.  Matthew Doherty is the Director of National Initiatives for the US Interagency Council on Homelessness, He’s has been working with the state and is back in Honolulu this week. He joins us now with an assessment of this latest information.


Intro Music: Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain by Leonard Bernstein & The NY Philharmonic

Outro Music: Japanese Heart Software by Pia Fraus


21st Century Art Song: Gary Hickling

Gary Hickling

It’s always fun to buck conventional wisdom, and Gary Hickling has been doing that with his favorite subject, art song, for some time.  His HPR program “Singing and Other Sins,” has opened our ears to a world of music – one that’s still inspiring new performers and composers in a new century. As the new music comes in, the notion of art song as a relic of the past goes out the window.


Intro Music:  Gary Hickling’s 21st Century Art Songs Sampler Platter

Outro Music: Gary Hickling’s 21st Century Art Songs Sampler Platter


Homelessness Data / Local Perspective: Scott Morishige, PHOCUSED

Scott Morishige


The label of homeless rarely defines the types of people who are homeless, or how a population of homeless people can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. Local advocacy coalition has tried to remedy that. It’s members have been mapping neighborhoods to match their needs to programs already in place around the country and replicate those programs here.  Scott Morishige is the executive director of PHOCUSED and he joined us this morning.


Intro Music:  Never Alone, Always Lonesome by Dorena

Outro Music: Never Alone, Always Lonesome by Dorena


Storyteller: Daniel Martinez

Daniel Martinez


Daniel Martinez knows a good story when he hears one; he has compiled an unmatched archive of Second World War reminiscences in his capacity as chief historian for the Arizona Memorial, but his interests don’t end there. He’s going to be telling the story of the “Ghost Herders of the Little Big Horn” at next weekend’s Talk Story Festival.


Intro Music: The Main Theme to The Exorcist

Outro Music: Ghost Riders in the Sky by The Ventures

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