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The Long View; Sean Robbins; School Empowerment; “The Last Five Years”

Sean Robbins

Wednesday, January 7th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

The Long View: Neal Milner

Neal Milner

For most of your life and well before it, government has regulated something… but how much regulation if often the stuff of debate. In a recent paper, Michael Lipsky, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Demos Foundation, examines the role that regulations play. Our contributing editor, Neal Milner, takes a look at regulations in this edition of The Long View.

Intro Music:  Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down
Outro Music:    A Calf Born In Winter by Khruangbin


Atherton Concert: Sean Robbins

Sean Robbins

Sean Robbins is a 20-year-old slack-key artist from Hawaii Island who’s performing in our Atherton Studio this weekend, in a concert he describes as “coming full circle.”  A performance on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” four years grew out of a Hawai‘i Island educational residency coordinated by Hawai‘i Public Radio – and an award he won as a result of that performance  gave him the seed money for his first CD.    That recording, Olanui , has just been released, and Sean joined the show to talk about it.

Intro Music:  Kahakai O Peka by Sean Robbins
Outro Music:  Pua Naupaka by Sean Robbins


School Empowerment in Hawai‘i: Jim Shon

Jim Shon

You may have heard this phrase again lately: school empowerment. It’s shown up in the goals of Governor Ige and at a recent conference. During that conference, members discussed two school studies from The Hawai‘i Educational Policy Center. They analyzed decision-making at the school, complex area, district, and state levels.    The Center also compared two key collective bargaining agreements:  one for teachers under their union, and the other for principals under theirs. Jim Shon is the Director of the Hawai‘i Educational Policy Center and joined the show to discuss some of the findings.

Intro Music:  Loud Pipes by Ratatat
Outro Music:  Viva la Vida by Anderson & Roe


Kauai Community Players “The Last Five Years”: Erin Gaines

Erin Gaines

Five years can be a long time in the arc of a relationship, when the period from meeting to breakup seems to contain several lifetimes.   A new production of the Kauai Community Players called “The Last Five Years” takes an ingenious approach to a familiar story… it’s a two-character song-cycle musical whose story unfolds, both forwards and backwards, through the eyes of the characters.   Erin Gaines plays one of the characters, and she joined the show via phone to talk about the play.

Intro Music: Shiksa Goddess by Jason Robert Brown

Outro Music: Goodbye Until Tomorrow by Sherie Rene Scott

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