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The Conversation: Friday, October 9th 2015

Smoke Testing Maunawili Wastewater Pipes; Jordan Segundo; Honolulu Charter Commission Accepting Public Proposals; Celtica

Smoke Testing Maunawili Wastewater Pipes: Lori Kahikina

Lori Kahikina

It’s an all-too-common feature of heavy rainfalls on O’‘ahu… runoff enters the sewer system, overwhelms it, and overflows.    The City and County has its hands full preventing future overflows, and use smoke-testing to pinpoint broken pipes, illegal connections, and trouble spots in the system.   It’s going on right now in Maunawili and   Lori Kahikina, Director of the Honolulu Department of Environmental Services, joined the show to tell us how it works.

  • Intro Music:  Kinetic World by Kero One
  • Outro Music:  2 All Homies Gone by The Instrumentalist

Singer, Actor, and On-Camera Host: Jordan Segundo

Jordan Segundo

  From his days as an American Idol finalist, Jordan Segundo has branched out in his career to include acting, television, and touring, and he’s blazed a path onward to his next career adventure. But what does it take for the next generation of performers to hone their skills? Segundo joined the show to share his thoughts on where entertainment is taking him next and what he’s learned along the way.

  • Intro Music:  The Prayer Feat. Jordan Segundo by Ginai
  • Outro Music:  Count On My Love by Jordon Segundo

Honolulu Charter Commission Accepting Public Proposals: Kevin Mulligan

Kevin Mulligan

It’s an opportunity that only comes along once every ten years and historically, people have been slow to take advantage of it.   The Honolulu Charter Commission offers the public the chance to weigh in on the operations of City government and propose significant changes to its Charter.    Kevin Mulligan is a member of the appointed board that looks at public proposals, and he joined us in our studio to talk about the process. Kevin Mulligan has worked for the Hawaii Government Employees Association for 24 years representing a wide range of public employees in collective bargaining. In addition, he also  served as a staff member in the California State Assembly and the Hawaii State House of Representatives before being appointed to the Honolulu Charter Commission.

  • Intro Music:  Phone Call by Jon Brion
  • Outro Music:  The Girl With the Bassoon by Helmut Eisel, Jem

Celtic Rock Band: Celtica


Members of Celtica hitting the beach in Hawaii

With their unique sound of blazing bagpipes, mighty drums, and the power of a rock band, Celtica has taken audiences by storm all across Europe, the United States, and they have traveled to Hawaii to share their bold style and high energy show. Gajus Stappen, electric guitarist and Duncan Knight, bagpiper extraordinaire joined us in-studio to share their musical inspiration and more about their eclectic band. They Play Friday the 16th at The Irish Rose Saloon and Saturday the 17th at Anna O'Brien's

  • Intro Music: Starship Celtica by Celtica
  • Outro Music: What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor by Celtica
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