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The Conversation: Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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Government Transparency; Troubadours; From the Farm; Tahiti Fete

Government Transparency: Colin Moore

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Colin Moore

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Colin Moore

Particularly in this election cycle, government transparency is an issue that’s taken on additional meaning. Beyond the investigations, the headlines and campaign rhetoric, is the way many people get instant information actually creating a more transparent government? This week, the University of Hawai‘i Public Policy Center and the Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest is sponsoring a public forum to tackle that question. Specifically, the forum will look at initiatives that have increased government transparency and their application for better policymaking in Hawaii. Center director, Colin Moore’s with us this morning.

Intro Music: Circus Marches by Craig Riley

Outro Music: Midgrade Feelings by American Native

Troubadours: Sonny Silva

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Each generation has its defining songwriters, and baby boomers were lucky enough to come of age at a time when American songwriters were coming of age, moving away from popular ditties like “How Much is That Doggie on the Window?” to songs that actually said something. Sonny Silva and the Hot Club of Hulaville will be celebrating the troubadours of the sixties and seventies in an upcoming HOR concert.

Intro Music: Old Talk by Troubadours

Outro Music: G-Instrumental by Instrumental

From the Farm: Neal Conan

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One week from today, a court you've probably never heard of will issue a ruling in an obscure case that will set off a crisis in the distant waters of the South China Sea. If we're lucky, the furor will blow over in a few days...if we're not, July 12th could mark the start of a confrontation between the U.S and China. News analyst Neal Conan gave us his take on the matter this morning.

Intro Music: Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Singing Bell

Outro Music: Down on the Farm by The Hit Co.

Tahiti Fete: Fran Tucker

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Fran Tucker

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Cultural traditions come full circle in Kauai’s Tahiti Fete, which celebrates the similarities -- and the differences between -- Tahitian and Hawaiian cultures. There’s no better way to understand these than through the immersion in the music, dance, and traditions of Tahiti that the Fete provides. It gets under way this week. Fran Tucker is a coordinator of the Kauai Tahiti Fete, which runs next weekend at Kapaa Beach Park.

Intro Music: Otea Tamarii Fautaua by Tahiti Festival of Life Musicians

Outro Music: Tahiti Instrumental by Sebastien Buffet and Philippe Begin

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