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The Conversation: Friday, July 22nd, 2016

National Conference on Status of Women; Still & Moving Gandhi Yoga; Access to Care/Lodging &Transportation Issues for Cancer Patients; Kuana Torres Kahele

  National Conference on Status of Women: Cathy Betts

Cathy Betts

When someone says the Equal Rights Amendment do you immediately relegate it to history? The National Association of Commissions for Women wants to change that. This week delegates from commissions from throughout the country gathered in Honolulu for a conference where the ERA was one of the first items up for discussion. The group was hosted by the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women. Cathy Betts is the Executive Director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women.

Intro Music: Mission Impossible by Instrumental Music Tracks

Outro Music: Smooth instrumental by Santana

Still & Moving Gandhi Yoga: Veena Howard

Veena Howard

Mohandas K. Gandhi captured the imagination of the world with the image of a frail little man who was able to move mountains, harnessing a degree of inner strength no one could have anticipated -- and in the process, spearheading his country’s liberation from British rule. Veena R. Howard, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Fresno who has written a book called Gandhi’s Ascetic Activism: Renunciation and Social Change. In it, she looks at the sources of that inner strength -- and she’s with us this morning.

Intro Music: Can't Stay by Golden Vessel, Allthingslost

Outro Music: Fast and Clean Stream of Kindness and mercy by Andrey Krylov

Access to Care/Lodging &Transportation Issues for Cancer Patients: Jackie Young

Jackie Young

One of the realities of living in Hawaii is that there are often things you just can’t find on your island. While going online to buy what’s not in a local store is one thing, finding necessary medical care is much more serious and often costly. For the kind of care that comes with cancer as with other diseases, getting treatment frequently means travel to Oahu or even the mainland. Although that fact is anecdotally referenced, community volunteer Jackie Young believes most people don’t understand the havoc and hardship that causes and why some organizations including the American Cancer Society are specifically looking to make it easier. Jackie Young is a two-time cancer survivor and she’s with us morning.

Intro Music: Careless Whisper by George Michael

Outro Music: Its Time by O'Neill Brothers Group

Kuana Torres Kahele

Kuana Torres Kahele

Hawaiian music is filled with songs about places, celebrating their beauty, of course, but also evoking their history and their distinct, island-by-island character. Kuana Torres Kahele tells stories through his songs that are based on careful research; he’ll be telling them in an upcoming HPR concert.

 Intro Music: Na Vaqueros by Kahele, Kuana Torres Kahele

Outro Music: Waiakanaio by Kuana Torres Kahele

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