The Conversation: Tuesday, November 24th 2015
State Department Worldwide Travel Alert; Volcano Village Artists Hui Studio Tour & Sale; From Paris with Neal Conan; Moku’ula by Moonlight
The travel alert issued by the State Department yesterday may have taken you by surprise. But perhaps it shouldn’t. The escalation of terrorist activity in travel hubs we usually associate with increased security continue to change how people operate in the world... but are US citizens changing with it? According to Fred Burton Vice President of Intelligence for Stratfor, a global intelligence and advisory firm based in Austin, Texas, it depends on where you live. We asked him for his assessment of today’s security environment.
- Intro Music: Vail by Ryan Farish
- Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon de Mello
Artists who dream of an ideal setting for their work can only envy the members of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, whose members work in a variety of media in an environment that allows them to work at their best. Randy Sutton works in Raku pottery and is one of several artists from that close-knit community who will be displaying their work and opening their studios this weekend. The Volcano Village Artists Hui’s 29th Annual Studio Tour & Sale runs Friday through Sunday at sites throughout Volcano Village on Hawaii Island.
- Intro Music: Titicaca – Instrumental by Serge Gainsbourg
- Outro Music: Ah Melody – Instrumental by Serge Gainsbourg
As you may have heard, news analyst Neal Conan left his Mac nut farm on the Big Island to go to Paris, where the UN Conference on Climate Change gets underway next week. Of course, there's a lot more going on in Paris than preparations for the summit, with about 150 people still in the hospital after the attacks on November 13th. Next door, the Belgian capital of Brussels remains locked down by terror threats and today, French President Francois Hollande visits Washington to meet with President Obama to discuss the fight against ISIS. Neal Conan joined The Conversation via phone, as he does most Tuesday's, to share his thoughts.
- Intro Music: Charmarita by Jeff Peterson
- Outro Music: La Femme D'argent by Air
It’s all too easy to pave over precious memories, and that’s pretty much what has happened in Lahaina, Maui, where a baseball field and a parking lot cover an island and fishpond that were once a home to Hawaiian royalty: Moku‘ula Island and Mokuhinia Pond. As the full moon rises tomorrow night, the Friends of Moku’ula invite the public to the site for an evening of music and cultural education. Karee Carlucci is an organizer of Moku’ula by Moonlight and she joined the show to tell us about it. The event takes place tomorrow evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in front of Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Park at 525 Front Street. It’s free and open to the public.
- Intro Music: Pu'uanahulu by Makana
- Outro Music: Moonglow by Benny Goodman