The Conversation: Monday, June 8th 2015
Proposed Wind Farm in Kahuku; Modern Classical Music for Young Ears; Sand Island Homeless Camp; American Boy Album Release
Drive out to Kahuku and you'll see wind turbines rising from the hills. A dozen of them have been in operation since 2011 and by the end of this year, there could be more of them. Santa Barbara based Champlin/GEI Wind Holdings expects to break ground on 10 additional units on the Na Pua Makani power project. That has many north shore residents angry that the plan was approved before the environmental impact statement was even available. The draft EIS is out today. Kent Fonoimoana, is the President of the Kahuku Community Association which doesn't want another wind farm. He joined the program to share his thoughts.
- Intro Music: Need A Little Love by Breakestra
- Outro Music: Way Back Home by The Crusaders
Sarah Cahill is a classical pianist who will perform Saturday evening, at Keawala’i Congregational Church in Kihei, Maui. It’s a free event sponsored by Ebb and Flow Arts. The next day, she’ll present an "Introduction to Modern Music for Children" at the Maui Music Conservatory in Kaahumanu Mall in Kahului. Admission to both events is free.
- Intro Music: Five Easy Pieces by Sarah Cahill, Joseph Kubera
- Outro Music: Be Kind to One Another by Terry Riley, Sarah Cahill
Same place, different plan. Last year's idea to triage the homeless at Sand Island is back and this time with temporary container housing added to the mix. Scott Morishige, Executive Director of advocacy group Phocused, doesn't like the Sand Island redux any better than the first plan.
- Intro Music: Aluna Ahiahi by Mamo
- Outro Music: A Calf Born In Winter by Khruangbin
These are heady times for Erin Smith, who not only reports on the local music scene, but is also making her own place in it. Her new album “American Boy” is coming out and it moves her to a new plateau in her recording career. There’s a CD release party Thursday evening at Republik in Honolulu.
- Intro Music: Delphia by Freddie Hubbard
- Outro Music: Love Long Distance by Erin Smith feat. Illis It