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The Conversation: Friday, July 8th, 2016

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The Results from One Year of Housing First; Core Acting Workshop; Signing of the Industrial Hemp Bill into Law; Surf Film Festival

The Results from One Year of Housing First: Jack Barile

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Jack Barile

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Homeless Man

This week, the UH College of Social Sciences released its first report to evaluate Honolulu’s Housing First initiative to address homelessness. The report covers the first eleven months of the program. Overall, the program appears to be working for the one hundred and seventy-six  people involved with it. Psychology professor Jack Barile is one of the authors of the report - he specializes in the study of what social factors create health and well-being. Jack Barile is an assistant professor at the University of Hawai‘i at M?noa in the Department of Psychology. He joins us now to look at year one and the implications for the next report.

Intro Music: I Can Help by Karaoke Juke box Heroes

Outro Music: Farmhouse by Phish

Core Acting Workshop: Brian Mulligan

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Brian Mulligan

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There’s more to being an actor than just acting -- and the aspiring actor who realizes that has a far better chance of building a career in an uncertain and risky field. Brian Mulligan is teaching a workshop for actor this weekend that is aimed at building actors’ core skills and getting them acclimated to the business of managing a career. 

Intro Music: Wake Me Up by Josh Vietti

Outro Music: Fools by Wild Child

Signing of the Industrial Hemp Bill into Law: Mike Gabbard

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Mike Gabbard

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Supporters of industrial hemp in Hawaii are celebrating. With Governor Ige’s signature yesterday, SB 2659 is now law that’s the measure creating a pilot program to cultivate industrial hemp for agricultural and academic research. . And while that’s good news, there’s still the matter of the over four hundred thousand dollars that the Governor will need to release to fund the program. And rules to cover how the program is to be run. Senator Mike Gabbard backs the program and joins us now with next steps.

Intro Music: Things Aint What They Was by Mingo Fishtrap

Outro Music: Somebody That I used to Know by The O'Neill Brothers Group.

Surf Film Festival: Tim Burnham

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Tim Burnham

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Surfers

Bodysurfing is casual weekend recreation for most -- but for a highly skilled few, its serious business: a difficult and challenging sport not without its risks. Tim Burnham is the director of a documentary called Dirty Old Wedge, about an especially dangerous bodysurfing spot and the lure it presents to the world’s top bodysurfers. 

Intro Music: Surf by Dim Key

Outro Music: Tim Burnham Surf Film Festival

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