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The Conversation: Thursday, May 28th 2015

Hurricane Forecast; Obon Workshop; From the Farm; Honolulu Blend Show

Hurricane Forecast: Christopher Brenchley

Christopher Brenchley

Remember last summer and fall and the triumvirate of storms Iselle, Julio, and Ana? They gave Hawaii its first experience in a long time of the flip side of Paradise: hurricane strength wind, rain, and damage. But those three and the other two storms that moved through the central Pacific made 2014 an average year. This week, the NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center said 2015 would likely be better than average - anywhere from 5 to 8 storms. Chris Brenchley is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the Center and he joined the show via phone.

  • Intro Music:  Tomorrow by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Outro Music:  Hurricane Season by Trombone Shorty

Obon Workshop: Lynn Haraki-Regan

Lynn Haraki-Regan

Lynn Haraki-Regan is a member of the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, which is offering a free workshop on obon dancing and a discussion of the significance of the obon season at its next quarterly meeting on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Social Hall, in Wailuku.

  • Intro Music:  Tanko Bushi by Club Nisei Orchestra
  • Outro Music:  Tanko Bushi by Club Nisei Orchestra

From the Farm: Neal Conan

Neal Conan

Neal Conan recently added organic macadamia nut farmer to his list of credential. It's far from his city life as a radio personality… We talk about how he combines both lives in our weekly conversation from the farm.

  • Intro Music: Human – Tin Tin (Out Mix) by Pretenders
  • Outro Music: Leather Wings by This Will Destroy You

Honolulu Blend Show: Wiwik Bunjamin-Mau

Wiwik Bunjamin-Mau

Wiwik Bunjamin-Mau is a member of the Honolulu Blend Show Chorus, which has begun a search for a new director upon the departure of longtime director Bonnie McKibben, who led the chorus to two first place finishes in Division A regional competition and a third place medal in International competition in Baltimore this past November.

  • Intro Music: When That Midnight Choo Choo Leaves  for Alabam Honolulu Blend Show Chrorus
  • Outro Music: At Last by Honolulu Blend Show Chrorus
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