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David Godfrey; Erika Enomoto; Cecille Richards; Next To Normal

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Thursday, January 30th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

                                                                 

Legal Representation for Alzheimer’s Patients: David Godfrey

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David Godfrey

The novel, now film Still Alice spotlights what happens to an accomplished professor diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease - and its impact on her family. Far from the screen, thousands of Hawaii families also deal with that diagnosis or another form of dementia...and often they’re told to get legal affairs in order. But how many Hawaii attorneys really know how best to do that for patients with memory loss? After next week, there will may many more. A statewide training featuring national experts will be presented by the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Hawaii Executive Office on Aging. David Godfrey is a Senior Attorney at the Commission on Law and Aging at the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C. and he’s is one of the presenters.

  • Intro Music:   Walk – Don’t Run by The Ventures
  • Outro Music: Her Comforting Touch by Dorena

                                                                                    

INTO VIEW: Erika Enomoto

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Erika Enomoto

Artists of the millennial generation are getting used to being described with such terms as as “deluded,” “narcissistic,” and “entitled.”   Maybe the rest of us are just jealous of young artists with endless possibilities still in front of them.   Whatever the justice of those descriptions, a group of young artists at Windward Community College has decided to turn the labels on their head, identifying themselves as “narcissists” in a new show.  Erika Enomoto is one of its curators.

  • Intro Music:  Cull the Cream by Men In Grey Suits
  • Outro Music:  Secret Agent Man by The Ventures

                              
Planned Parenthood National Leader: Cecile Richards

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Cecile Richards

Generations of women have come of age since the Roe v. Wade decision. But in the intervening 42 years,  America’s stance on abortion continues to fire debate... and there has been plenty of it this month. Bills to ban abortion with or without restrictions were countered by the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act. That bill died in the last Congress and may fare no better in this one. Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards in Hawaii this week to talk about the status of women’s reproductive healthcare.

  • Intro Music:  Sailing by Christopher Cross
  • Outro Music:  Dr. Ray by Men In Grey Suits

                                                 
Next to Normal: Director David Johnston

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David Johnston

We associate stage musicals with light entertainment, but that’s an old construct – musicals have been taking on subjects well beyond the old moon-and-June, boy-meets-girl stories of generations past.   Done right, a musical play can draw on a variety of resources to put a dramatic story across. That’s what the theatergoing public thought about the rock musical “next to normal” when it was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010. The show deals with a troubling subject: mental illness and its effect on a family. David Johnston is the director of Maui Academy of Performing Arts adaptation of the play.

  • Intro Music:  Original Cast Recording of You Don’t Know from Next To Normal
  • Outro Music:  Original Cast Recording of Superboy and the Invisible Girl from Next To Normal
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