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The Conversation: Monday, November 16th 2015

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Dengue Fever; HIFF Film Voyage: Into the Depths of KanaloaGVS Transmedia Accelerator Update; Musician - Thomas Mackay

Dengue Fever: Dr. Josh Green

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Josh Green

Going into the weekend, the Hawaii Island cases of dengue fever stood at 38. By Saturday, the cases rose to 49 as testing continued. According to the Department of Health, all the people who were infected acquired the mosquito-borne illness between September 11th and November 7th. Big Island senator, Dr. Josh Green joined The Conversation with a look at the state’s response. Dr. Green is a physician and State Senator representing Hawai‘i's 3rd Senatorial District, and has served in the Hawai‘i State Senate since 2008. Two public information meetings on dengue fever are scheduled for this evening in the Hilo High Cafeteria and tomorrow in the Keaau High Cafeteria, Both meetings begin at 6 p.m.

  • Intro Music:  Tap Water by Dengue Fever
  • Outro Music:  Leaving Trunk by Taj Mahal

Voyage: Into the Depths of Kanaloa: Ruben Carillo

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Ruben Carillo

There’s a reason why world literature is filled with stories of young men coming of age on the open sea, on long journeys where their skills and self-reliance are tested. The contemporary version of that experience is no longer just for boys, as a group of 14 local teenagers were reminded during a recent 1400-mile voyage aboard the 96-foot schooner to some of the remote Northwest Hawaiian Islands. Their story is told in a new documentary, Voyage: Into the Depths of Kanaloa, whose world premiere is tomorrow night at the Hawaii International Film Festival.   Its director and videographer, Ruben Carillo, joined the show to tell us a bit about the documentary and its production. The film will be shown tomorrow evening at 8 p.m. and Thursday at 3:45 p.m. at Dole Cannery in Honolulu.

  • Intro Music:  Treasure by The New Mastersounds
  • Outro Music:  Audio from Voyage: Into The Depths Of Kanaloa Trailer

GVS Transmedia Accelerator Update: David Bruce

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David Bruce

This Friday, the public-private initiative GVS Transmedia Accelerator will give creatives on two islands the chance to share what they have been up to. GVS is launching its Oahu hub to showcase some of the projects of its latest cohort in a connection linking Kona with Honolulu. GVS brings together a community of people looking to tell their stories through different types of media with the entrepreneurs, mentors, and coaches who help them do it and marketing director David Bruce joined the show by phone to give an update on how the initiative is doing.  

  • Intro Music:  Got Django by Hot Club of Hulaville
  • Outro Music:  Sweat by Moss of Aura

Musician: Thomas Mackay

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Thomas MacKay

Jazz is by its very nature a rebellious art, born of musicians’ need to break down barriers.   For some that has meant “free” improvisation, which throws away the sheet music and demands that musicians be entirely in the moment. Thomas Mackay plays the vibraphone in his duo with pianist Tommy James, and he joined us via phone to talk about the strenuous discipline it takes to be completely spontaneous.

  • Intro Music: Sweat by Moss of Aura
  • Outro Music: I Hear A Rhapsody by Thomas Mackay Quintet
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