The Long View; "Places" Poetry Event; Pahoa Lava Flow; "Joker"
Wednesday, November 26th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation
We often talk about the incivility that's seemingly part of daily speech. But is it really Incivility or something deeper? Recent research says what we have here is outrage talk and it's coming at us in the media about 90% of the time. Contributing editor Neal Milner has a look at it and puts it into the perspective of The Long View.
Intro Music: Contusions by Lack of Afro
Outro Music: One for the Trouble by Lack of Afro
Poetry is infrequently heard under ideal conditions as it’s often read aloud in a live setting. In such a setting, the poet can set the pace, emphasize what’s needed, and bring out the music of the language. Allison Adele Hedge Coke will be reading from her work in the company of two other poets at a gathering next Monday, and it’s an all-too-rare opportunity. She will read from her work Monday evening, December 1st, at the Monarch Tea Room in Honolulu.
Intro Music: You Little Trooper by Hint
Outro Music: `75 AKA Stay WIth You by Lemon Jelly
Sometimes tenacity pays off and sometimes you just get lucky. On Hawaii Island it may be some of each. The lava flow that has kept Pahoa area residents vigilant and wary is no longer considered a threat. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s thermal assessment shows the flow closest to Pahoa Village is no longer active and has cooled. The active breakouts are still 3.5 and 5 miles upslope of Apa'a Village Road, far enough away that they are not currently jeopardizing homes and businesses. And just in time for Thanksgiving, work is on target to reopen Pahoa Village Road between Apa'a Street and Post Office Road. All those seemed to be good reasons to check in on Tiffany Edwards Hunt and her family as we have over the past several months.
Intro Music: The Proposition by The Budos Band
Outro Music: T.I.B.W.F. by The Budos Band
Marriage equality is moving rapidly across the US Mainland, and has finally come to Hawaii, but it’s slow to take hold in Asia. As always, when social change collides with long-held customs and mores, the conflict is a source of tension within families. “Joker,” a new play by University of Hawaii MFA candidate Yilong Liu, takes us into that provocative arena. Matthew Kelty is the director of a new production at UH Manoa’s Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, and he joined us this morning to talk about it.
Intro Music: Quite Spectacular by Hint
Outro: Elegy by Balmorhea