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The Conversation: Monday, July 18th, 2016

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Democratic Party of Hawaii Chair Tim Vandeveer; Lei-Maker; Climate Change; Next to Normal, Aloha Performing Arts Company

  Democratic Party of Hawaii Chair: Tim Vandeveer

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Tim Vandeveer

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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

A poll conducted last week by location-based social network YikYak shows almost half of Bernie Sanders Millennial supporters would move to a third party, despite Sanders endorsement of Hillary Clinton. The survey asked 2000 Yakkers...YikYak is used almost exclusively Millennials. With Hawaii’s strong support of Bernie Sanders and the task of uniting the part falling to the chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, we called Tim Vandeveer to get his take on the poll and its implications for Hawaii.

Intro Music: Fire by Diskopunk

Outro Music: Adventure Of a Lifetime by Big Hit Twisters

Lei-Maker: Jamie Kaohulani Adams Detwiler

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Jamie Kaohulani Adams Detwiler

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Hawaii Leis

A lei is something more than an ornament; it comes with the weight of centuries of traditions kept alive within families -- its intricate designs tell their own stories and evoke centuries of history. Jamie Kaohulani Adams Detwiler is the 2010 Lei Queen for the City and County of Honolulu who teaches lei-making and wants people to understand the lei’s place in Hawaiian history, and she’s us this morning.

Intro Music: Lei Ana O Maui by Kauna Torres Kahole

Outro Music: Hawaii by Robert's Live Band

Climate Change: Thomas Stocker

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Thomas Stocker

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Over the next month, the International Pacific Research Center at the University of Hawaii is hosting s distinguished visitor. Professor Thomas Stocker is the former co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group 1. He was the mastermind behind the group’s last which was the scientific backbone of the negotiations at the Paris Climate Change Conference negotiations late last year.

Intro Music: Bad Blood by Yendorami

Outro Music: Lights Instrumental Version by The O'Neill Brothers Group

Next to Normal, Aloha Performing Arts Company: Randall Shirley

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Randall Shirley

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Next to Normal

Not every musical has to be a feel-good story, but we tend to expect one from the genre, and when a musical play upends our expectations, the blend of songs and dialogue can be an effective way to send audiences home with something to think about. Next to Normal is a musical about mental illness and its effect on a family; Randall Shirley plays the father of a suburban family in the Aloha Performing Arts Company production of the show, and he’s with us this morning.

Intro Music: All Work Together by Arlo Guthrie, Woody Guthrie

Outro Music: Rolling in the Deep by Dallas String Quartet

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