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Hospitality Association; Women Artists of Kauai; IHS Homeless Initiatives; Quietest Place on Earth

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Friday, November 7th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association: Pohai Ryan

Pohai Ryan

Pohai Ryan is the Executive Director of the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association. The organization promotes Hawaiian culture, values, and traditions in the workplace through consultation and education and one of its goals is to provide opportunities in the Native Hawaiian community to shape the future of tourism.

Intro Music: Gibbous by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Outro Music: Pau Hana Slack Key by Ledward Ka`apana


Women Artists of Kauai - 3rd Annual Open Studio Tour: Marionette Taboniar

Marionette Taboniar

Marionette Taboniar is a member of the Women Artists of Kauai, who will be having their 3rd Annual Open Studio Tour this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.    It’s a free, self-driving tour.

Intro Music:  Summer Lady by Cecilio & Kapono

Outro Music: Wahine `Ilikea by Cindy Combs


IHS PR Campaign and Homeless Initiatives: Connie Mitchell

Connie Mitchell

We often characterize Hawaii as Paradise... but now a bigger question may be Paradise for whom? That emerged as part of the conversation we had earlier this week with state homelessness coordinator, Colin Kippen. At issue was the recently announced plan from IHS to create a PR campaign to keep would-be mainland homeless folks from coming to Hawaii... and an additional plan to help about 120 homeless folks to return to their home state. Connie Mitchell, Executive Director of HIS, joined the show to tell us more about their initiatives.

Intro Music:  Apsides by Moving Mountains

Outro Music: Let Me Back In by Explosions in the Sky


Quietest Place on Earth: Rick Chatenever

Rick Chatenever

Rick Chatenever is the producer of The Quietest Place on Earth," a lyrical documentary about Haleakala that premieres in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Intro Music: Kilakila O Haleakal? by Nathan Aweau

Outro Music: Tsegi by Paul Horn

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