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The Conversation: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016


Advice for Saving Money; Tales of the Windward Side; Neal Conan; Women In Theater

Financial Challenges Being Faced by Hawaii Residents: David Tasaka

David Tasaka

A week ago, you probably saw the front page illustration in the Star Advertiser: 48 percent of state residents polled said they live paycheck to paycheck. That’s according to a report from the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice...and in many cases includes people who have good jobs but maybe not such great spending habits. And that has David Tasaka concerned. He says that that frugality is no longer a badge of shame but a sign of wisdom. He teaches the small habit changes he first learned when he started his saving money journey back in 1972 and had to live on $300 per month for expenses. David Tasaka joins us now.

Intro Music: Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai by Hapa

Outro: Backyard Quiz Theme

Tales of Koolaupoko at Paliku Theatre: Moses Goods

Moses Goods

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Tales of Ko'olaupoko

Every part of the Hawaiian Islands is alive with legends, reflected in the place names and kept alive by storytellers.  Moses Goods teaches theater at Windward Community College, and for his current show, he worked with stories that were in the air all around him.  He’s the director of Tales of Ko’olaupoku.

Intro Music: He `Ai Na Kalani by Ozzie Kotani
Outro Music: Windward by Barefoot Trurth

From the Farm: Neal Conan

Neal Conan

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Neal Conan

The stop Trump movement mounts a major effort in Wisconsin today, while Democrat Bernie Sanders hopes to run his streak to six wins in a row over Hillary Clinton the US and the Philippines hold war games on the edge of the South China Sea and Europe sends the first group of refugees back from Greece to Turkey just some of the stories on the mind of News Analyst Neal Conan this week

Intro Music: Duetsche Welle
Outro Music: The Ticket by ALO

Women in Theatre Presents WIT Happens! Nellie Foster

Nellie Foster

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Women in Theater is a Kauai-based theater troupe that’s currently without a home theater -- it’s a challenge, but not the sort of thing to discourage true show folk… so with that in mind, WIT is presenting a new show, geared to the month of April, called WIT Happens!

Intro Music: Trouble Won't Last Always by Glossary

Outro Music: Please by Nellie McKay

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