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Turtle Bay Easement; Education Book; SB1280; Ka’iulani

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Wednesday, March 25th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Turtle Bay Easement: Doug Cole

Doug Cole

Last year, you may remember the jubilation in some sectors over the state brokered deal to create a 665 acre conservation easement at Turtle Bay. This year, many of the agreement’s supporters are wondering what happened. The bill to extend the funding deadline for the state’s  $40 million went awry. The House committee to which it had been assigned failed to hear it, and despite the re-referral to a new committee, the bill and the deal’s future is uncertain. That is not good news for Doug Cole, Executive Director of the North Shore Land Trust . Doug Cole joined the show via phone to share his thoughts.

  • Intro Music:  Good Weather by Country Comfort
  • Outro Music:  Love Is What We Need - Instrumental Version by Twilight Circus


Education Book: Boyce Brown

Boyce Brown

  It’s widely accepted wisdom in educational circles that kids learn differently. Some respond to what they read, others respond to images, or sounds, or touch… Yet even as we acknowledge those disparities, it seems to some as if our schools are moving in a different direction,  adopting a one-size fits-all approach with so-called Common Core standards intended to apply across the board for all students of a given age.  Boyce Brown is an educator who examines the apparent contradiction in his book A Policy History of Standards-Based Education in America.

  • Intro Music:  Pressure House by Go Jimmy Go
  • Outro Music:  Lazeez by Acoustic Alchemy


SB1280: David Jung

David Jung

A few weeks ago, we looked at the progress of a bill to regulate transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. Later today, a joint House hearing with the consumer protection and commerce and judiciary committees will take up the measure. David Jung is the General Manager of EcoCab and he believes that stemming unfair competition is at the heart of the bill.

  • Intro Music:  Head Game by The Dendrites
  • Outro Music: Texino by The Dendrites

Kumu Kahua Theatre’s “Ka’iulani”: Harry Wong III 

Jay Hartwell

The sorrow, irony, and injustice of the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy are embodied in the story of Kai’ulani -- Victoria Ka'iulani Cleghorn -- the princess who was never permitted to take her throne.   Kumu Kahua first brought her story to the stage in 1987, in a play written by Dennis Carroll, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Robert Nelson and Ryan Page. It’s coming back to the downtown Honolulu theater this month, and Harry Wong III, Kumu’s artistic director, joined the show in-studio to tell us more about it.

  • Intro Music:  Alone (Princess Ka’iulani Soundtrack) by Stephen Warbeck
  • Outro Music:  Ka'iulani (Princess Kaiulani Soundtrack) by Stephen Warbeck
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