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Marriage Equality Anniversary; Oahu Photo Book; Medical Center Financial Crisis; Martial Arts Event

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Thursday, November 13th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Marriage Equality Anniversary Discussion: Todd Simmons

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Todd Simmons

This time last year, the LGBT community celebrated a victory:  With a signature from Governor Abercrombie, same sex marriage became law.  Since December 2nd, the first day same sex partners could marry, about 24 hundred couples have wed and about half involve a situation where one or the other spouses live outside of Hawaii. That’s according to the Executive Director of Equality Hawai‘i, Todd Simmons. He has been keeping a close eye on those and other statistics, especially since he is among them. He joined us in studio for a look at the past year as well as a look forward to the future.

Intro Music: Get Well Soon by Reggie and the Full Effect

Outro Music: Inside Out by Spoon

                 

O’ahu Photo Book: Heather Titus

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Heather Titus

Heather Titus is a photographer whose new book is “Oahu’s Beautiful Essence and the Spirit of Aloha.” She’ll be signing copies at Native Books in Honolulu’s Ward Warehouse on Saturday, November 29th, at 1 p.m.

Intro Music:  Happy Birthday Beatles by Sub Par All Star

Outro Music:  Look Into The Air by Explosions in the Sky

                                                                                                                                           

Maui Memorial Medical Center Financial Crisis: Wes Lo

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Wes Lo

Maui Memorial Medical Center is Maui’s only full-service, acute medical care facility. It’s the only hospital outside of Oahu that can provide open-heart surgery, angioplasty and other cardiac services. But like the other hospitals in the state system, it operates at a deficit. On Monday, members of the Hawaii State House Committee held a hearing with officials of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital. Maui Regional CEO of Hawaii Health System Corporation, Wes Lo, was there, and he joined the show with some of the takeaways from the hearing.

Intro Music: Human – Tin Tin (Out Mix) by Pretenders

Outro Music: Cirrus by Bonobo

                     

Walang Katapusan Eskrima & Ohana Martial Arts: Ron England

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Ron England

Ron England is a Filipino Martial Arts master and the organizer of the Walang Katapusan Eskrima & Ohana Martial Arts' 8th Annual Maui Open Tournament for Filipino Martial Arts and Sports Karate. The event will be held at the Westin Spa and Resort in Lahaina, Maui on Saturday from 9am-5pm.

Intro Music: Elliptic by Vessels

Outro: Nissim by The Gaslamp Killer

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