Caregiving; Santa on Kauai; Equality in Women's Sports; Na Mele o na Keiki
Friday, November 28th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation
Regardless of your age, it's a good bet you will need to give care, need care yourself, or both. This holiday weekend, it might be a good time to start that conversation with your family… And if you will be giving care, how would you know what to do for a loved one released from the hospital? There are many challenges facing caregivers. Gerry Silva is AARP Hawaii's State President and he came into our studio earlier this week to speak about some of those issues.
Philip Worwa has a mission that’s especially appropriate to the season now upon us – and it’s one he works on all year from his Garden Isle home. He’s a Santa Claus, and he’s offering Christmas stories every Friday night this month at Storybook Theater in Hanapepe. As it turns out, Kauai is the last stop on Santa’s worldwide journey – who knew? – and that allows Phil to take an especially laid-back approach to his work. We spoke with him just the other day.
If you're the parent of a sports-playing daughter, you may already know how the late congresswoman, Patsy Mink and the landmark Title IX legislation made your daughter’s sports opportunities possible. But did you know equal athletic opportunities for girls came as an afterthought? Two-time US Volleyball All-American and former co-captain of the 1986 Olympic team, Beth McLachlin, does. In fact she lived it. Her story is chronicled in the documentary, Rise of the Wahine, and although the film traces the changing academic and athletic landscape for women including Beth McLachlin in the 1970s, she doesn't talk about it often. We met recently and I asked her if the girls she now teaches have any real understanding of how her journey translated into what they have now.
The Marine Corps is no stranger to tradition, and the Hawai‘i based Corps, in the form of the Marine Forces Pacific Band, is well on its way to creating a new one. Its annual holiday concert is a chance to show of the versatility and range of its musicians, and to gather toys for needy children in the community. Chief Warrant Officer Mike Smith is the band director over at K-Bay, and he spoke with us about the 7th Annual NaMele o naKeiki (Music for the Children) concert.