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HSTA Elections; Debate Competition; HPD Image Problem; Memorial Day Lei Ceremony

Tuesday, May 19th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

HSTA Election Runoff: Joan Husted

Joan Husted

Saturday night was a long one for the Hawaii State Teacher's Association board. A marathon session ended with a decision to hold another election for officers and NEA delegates. The reason, according to the board, was because of election irregularities. But some teachers are not convinced and say it could be a matter of not liking the results. Former HSTA Executive Director, Joan Husted joined the show to probe the process.

  • Intro Music: Creature by Aaron & The Sea
  • Outro Music:  Spectre by Tycho


Debate Competition: Matteo Muelhauser

Matteo Muelhauser

Matteo Muelhauser is a graduating senior at Damien Memorial School and the valedictorian of his class.   He and two classmates are headed for the World Debate competition of the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Dallas, Texas the week of June 14th.

  • Intro Music:  Lonestar by Lazlo Hollyfeld
  • Outro Music:  Bilocation by M-Seven


HPD Image Problem: Kitty Lagareta

Kitty Lagareta

Maybe this describes you... positive memories stick, but negative events come back in greater depth. For decades, researchers have studied negative bias... and perhaps HPD might want to remember that. Since last year many of the stories involving HPD have involved some pieces that have brought out strong negative response. Think the Chief's family mailbox case and how the department counters prostitution, or deals with domestic violence. So we wondered... does HPD have an image problem? We called Kitty Lagareta, Chief Executive Officer at Communications Pacific and she joined the show via phone.

  • Intro Music: Endless Spring by Houses
  • Outro Music: A Circular Reeducation by Tycho

Memorial Day Lei Ceremony and Donations: Jeanne Ishikawa

Jeanne Ishikawa

Jeanne Ishikawa is the Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation for the City and County of Honolulu, which is collecting lei for the City’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25 at 8:30 a.m., at the “Punchbowl” National Cemetery of the Pacific.

  • Intro Music:  Give A Lei by Brian Kessler
  • Outro Music: Lei 'Awapuhi (Yellow Giner Lei) by Bob Brozman and Ledward Kaapan
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