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The Conversation: Tuesday, January 5th 2016


Criminal Defense, Sexual Assault; Art Maui; From the Farm; Maui Fringe Fest

Criminal Defense, Sexual Assault: Ken Lawson

Ken Lawson

For decades, accusations of sexual assault have chased Bill Cosby. As last year came to a close, one case brought an 11th hour indictment before a 12 year statute of limitations expired.  The celebrity aside, we wondered how tough it is now to bring a case of rape and if many of the issues victims have faced in past are still barriers. Ken Lawson teaches Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law and Evidence; Professional Responsibility; Evidence; and, the Business of Law Practice at the William S. Richardson Law School and he joins us now.  As an attorney in private practice in Ohio, he was lead counsel in more than a hundred criminal trials, and litigated numerous civil rights and police misconduct cases.

  • Intro Music: Layover by Michael Hedges
  • Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon Mello

Art Maui: Jim Powlan

Jim Powlan


What can an arts organization do to keep the creative spirit alive and growing in its own community? Should it promote all artists equally, or should it seek to raise standards, educate, and set the stage for the artistic growth of generations to come? Arts Maui was founded to improve public awareness of the island’s artists, with the additional goal of challenging its members to keep pushing themselves to a level that invites comparison with any artists, anywhere. Arts Maui is preparing a 2016 season, and Board member Jim Powlan is on the line to tell us about it. Jim Powlan is a Maui-based printmaker and a member of the Board of Art Maui, whose 2016 exhibition is set for late March. Art Maui’s annual symposium is set for February 20th at 2pm in the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Alexa Higashi Meeting Room.  In it, multi-media artist and interactive designer Maia Marinelli will present Creative Tools for Artists and Other Creative Minds.

  • Intro Music: Moving Where the Sun Goes by Lawrence Trailer
  • Outro Music: Maui by Wesley Cryder & Bernie Faulkner

From the Farm: Neal Conan

Neal Conan

Last week, after a conversation about some of the biggest stories of 2015, news analyst Neal Conan promised to return with fearless forecasts for the new year...he joins us now from his Mac nut farm on the Big Island, as he does most Tuesdays, and wants to begin with a disclaimer…

  • Intro Music: Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club
  • Outro Music: Heman Dubh by Pierre Bensusan

Maui Fringe Fest: Michael Pulliam

Michael Pulliam


It seems odd to call fringe festivals a “tradition,” because they’re pretty anti-traditional in nature, but they’re been around now for almost seventy years, providing audiences around the world the opportunity to go to the boundaries of what they know as theater and then go a few steps beyond. The shows are so eclectic that something is bound to catch your imagination and that’s the kind of show Michael Pulliam has put together with the weekend-long “Maui Fringe Theater Festival 2016.” He’s joined us on the phone to give us a preview. Michael Pulliam is the producer of the Maui OnStage production of the “Maui Fringe Theater Festival 2016,” a weekend marathon of the performing arts, January 22 through 24 at the Historic Iao Theater.

  • Intro Music: Mop-Mop by Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
  • Outro Music: Saw You First by Givers
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