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The Conversation: Monday, July 6th 2015

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HCDA and Kakaako; Keith Haugen; Media Coverage of Homelessness; The King and I

HCDA and Kakaako: Anthony Ching

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Anthony Ching

In Kakaako, the number of homeless people is growing and so is the frustration of the area's existing businesses. The friction between the two populations is also said to be what was behind the Tom Brower controversy last week when the representative was attacked by some homeless teens. All of that will likely come up on the agenda of the next Hawaii Community Development Authority meeting on Wednesday. In advance of it, HCDA Executive Director Anthony Ching joined the show to talk about the status of Kaka‘ako.

  •  Intro Music:  As The Little Things Go by The Appleseed Cast
  • Outro Music:  Rapture at Sea by Eastern Sun

Atherton Concert: Keith Haugen

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Keith Haugen

Folk music has its own sense of mission. At its best, it’s music by the people and for the people stripped of pretension. Its revival as a popular form in postwar America inspired generations of songwriters to tell their own story.   Three of them: Peter Apo, Keith Haugen, and Gordon Freitas, will be performing in our Atherton studio this weekend. The trio joined the show for a preview.

  • Intro Music:  John Dooley by Kingston Trio
  • Outro Music:  Oh Susanna by Burl Ives

Media Coverage of Homelessness: John Hart

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John Hart

What do you know about Hawaii's homeless? Unless you've walked through homeless encampments and talked with homeless people, what you know could be limited to the media you consume. And that has some media watchers concerned about how the reporting maybe shaping or skewing the homelessness conversation. John Hart chairs HPU's Communication Dept and he joined the show to share his thoughts on media coverage of homelessness.

  • Intro Music: Got Django by Hot Club of Hulaville
  • Outro Music: Hey Now by ODESZA

The King and I: Suzi Bond

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Suzi Bond

How many great love stories, on and off the stage, begin with the meeting of two people who are all wrong for each other?  Rodgers and Hammerstein knew a thing or two about great stories, and for them, the real-life story of an imperious Thai King and his English governess was irresistible. Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network Director Suzi Bond is bringing the King and I to the Hawaii island stage, and she joined us by phone to talk about it.

  • Intro Music: Hey Now by ODESZA
  • Outro Music: Overture by Original Cast of The King and I
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