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Kewalo Basin Developments; Poetry Out Loud; Oil Price and Airfare; Graham Banfield


Tuesday, February 17th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Kewalo Basin Developments: Wayne Takamine

Wayne Takamine

Kakaako residents have long tried to finish a sentence that starts with “Kewalo should be...” The Howard Hughes Corporation has also tried its hand at a proposal called Kewalo Should Be and now some in the Kakaako community say they prefer it to the two Hawaii Community Development Authority Exclusive Negotiation Agreements.  The public comment period on those proposals is expected to end this Friday and the comment period on the drafts of the environmental assessments a few days later. Wayne Takamine is the chair of the Kaka'ako Makai Community Planning Advisory Council. It’s choice would be the Kewalo Should Be plan and he joined us in studio to tell us why.

  • Intro Music:   Casbah by Los Straightjackets
  • Outro Music:  Kewalo by Kupaaina


Poetry Out Loud: John Wat

John Wat

  Poetry recitation used to be an essential part of every educational program.  Students learned everything from “the Boy Stood on the Burning Deck” to Shakespeare’s soliloquys and even if it was a kind of rote learning, it did emphasize the music of language.   When it’s done well, recitation can open young minds to great ideas as well as great language.    The statewide finals of the 10th Annual Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest are coming up and John Wat, Theatre Teacher at the Mid Pacific School of the Arts, has been coaching students to take part in the event since its beginning.

  • Intro Music: Gridiron by Dadamnphreaknoizphunk
  • Outro Music:  Dusk to Dawn by Emancipator


Oil Price and Airfare: Peter Forman

Peter Forman

  If you have a trip planned, you’ve probably been watching airfares trying to get the best deal. With fuel prices on the decline, you may have been wondering why you’re not getting better airfares. If you’re a Hawaiian Airlines flyer, you may also have noticed that the company’s stock price plunged at the end of January. All of that might have you wondering whether the Hawaii consumer might be getting any bargains anytime soon. Early this morning, we called the head of the Commercial Aviation Program at Honolulu Community College, Peter Forman, to share his thoughts on airfare, fuel pricing, and the Hawaiian Airlines stock plunge.

  • Intro Music:  Greenland by Emancipator
  • Outro Music:  Afterglow by Emancipator


Classical Guitar Concert: Graham Banfield

Graham Banfield

Graham Banfield, guitarist, will perform a varied repertoire of classical and contemporary music pieces tonight (2/17) at the UH Mano’a Orvis Auditorium.  The show starts at 7:30pm.

  • Intro Music:  Francesco da Milano - Ricercar 51 (Live Performance) by Graham Banfield
  • Outro Music: Manuel Ponce - Variations and Fugue on La Folia d'Espan (Live Performance) by Graham Banfield
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