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Equal Pay Day; Romeo and Juliet; Rezoning Ho`opili; Turtle-rific Thursday

Hawaii Theatre

Monday, April 13th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Equal Pay Day 2015: Cathy Betts

Cathy Betts

Perhaps you're of those people who just opens the closet and pulls out an outfit. Tomorrow, the National Committee on Pay Equity hopes you'll give some thought to wearing red. April 14th is Equal Pay Day and wearing red will symbolize how far women and minorities are "in the red" with their pay, 52 years after the Equal Pay Act. Cathy Betts is the Executive Director of the State Commission on the Status of Women and she joined the show in-studio to talk about equal pay prior to Equal Pay Day.

  • Intro Music:  Sweat by Moss of Aura
  • Outro Music:  Only Promises by Blue Sky Black Death


Romeo and Juliet: Eden-Lee Murray

Eden-Lee Murray

No one has ever brought the passions and confusions of adolescence more fully alive than Shakespeare does in Romeo and Juliet – and the principals really need to be played by young actors for the action of the play to be convincing.  The Hawaii Theatre’s Young Actors Ensemble is bringing the play to the stage this month in a production that brings out the comedy that precedes the inevitable tragedy of the star-crossed lovers. The productions director, Eden-Lee Murray, joined us in our studio to talk about it.

  • Intro Music:  Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1: Madrigal by Andre Previn
  • Outro Music:  Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1: Balcony Scene by Andre Previn


Deferring Bill 3, Rezoning Ho`opili: Councilman Ikaika Anderson

Ikaika Anderson

Ikaika Anderson is Honolulu City Councilmember for District 3 (which includes Waim?nalo, Kailua and K?ne’ohe). He is vice chair of the City Council and is chair of its Zoning and Planning Committee. The City Council Zoning and Planning discussed the project Thursday (April 2) at Honolulu Hale and plans to reconvene April 30 to vote on whether to rezone farmland to make way for the development. If the committee agrees, the proposal will go to the full Council for a final vote.

  • Intro Music:  Sunshine Among Us by Eternity's Children
  • Outro Music: Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second by STRFKR

Maui Ocean Center's Turtle-rific Thursday: Nadine Suyama

Nadine Suyama

Aquariums have a dual mission: educating and entertaining the public as they preserve and protect the wildlife in their charge.   All those goals are met at the Maui Ocean Center’s Turtle-rrific Thursdays, when its aquarists invite their visitors to get to know green sea turtles a whole lot better.  Nadine Suyama is one of the aquarists, and she joined the show by phone.

  • Intro Music:  Fountain by Iamamiwhoami
  • Outro Music:  Honu by Kawika Kahiapo
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