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The Conversation: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016


Biosecurity Plan for Hawaii; Payphones in Hawaii; Honolulu Chamber Music; Local Glassblowing Mentor; World Events with Neal Conan

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Draft Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan: Darcy Oishi

Darcy Oishi

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A sign warns of zebra mussels in the Great Lakes

You’ve no doubt heard the expression that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s an idea that informed the protection of Hawaii from invasive species. Now the Hawaii Department of Agriculture is taking the concept to a new level. In the draft of the 2017-2027 Interagency Biosecurity Plan, the prevention is extended to stopping invasives from ever reaching Hawaii with offshore inspections. The plan is also the first time there will be coordination among partner agencies. Darcy Oishi is the Biological Control Section chief with the Department of Agriculture.

Intro Music: Move by Saint Motel

Outro Music: Biology by Macin

Honolulu Chamber Music Series Upcoming Season: Jonathan Korth

Jonathan Korth

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Jonathan Korth

When they were composing, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart were writing modern music. Add a few centuries, and we call their creations classical. And if you enjoy them, the Honolulu Chamber Music Series opens its 2016-2017 season in two weeks with a string trio whose members refer to themselves as “A classically trained garage band”--Time For Three. They can and do play anything from Mozart to Bluegrass to Hip Hop. Chamber Music President, Pianist Jonathan Korth joins us in studio this morning to discuss them and the other wonderful performers who'll be on stage at Orvis Auditorium this season.

Intro Music: Hallelujah by Time for Three

Outro Music: Paul Schoenfield Cafe Music by Eroica Trio

Civil Beat Reality Check: Payphones in Hawaii

Patti Epler

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  Once they were ubiquitous….and while pay phones have disappeared across the nation, in Hawaii, there are plenty. With a look at why Hawaii still has more payphones than any other state, Civil beat Editor and General Manager, Patti Epler has a reality check

Intro Music: Body by Bassh

Outro Music: Les Nuits by Nightmares on Wax

From the Farm: Neal Conan

Neal Conan

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A Checkpoint on the Korean DMZ as seen from the north

 Hillary Clinton stumbles, both verbally and physically, the polls show the presidential race tightening, another sort-of ceasefire in Syria and North Korea detonates its biggest bomb yet. Those are some of the stories on the mind of news analyst Neal Conan...he joins us most Tuesdays from his Mac nut farm on the Big Island, but this week, from Los Angeles, and more on that later

Intro Music: DW Theme

PBS Craft in America-TEACHERS: Mark Mitsuda

Mark Mitsuda

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Mark Mitsuda (R) in his studio

If you’ve ever looked at intricate and delicately beautiful glass figure in an art gallery or looked at vases and goblets which seem impossible to have been made by hand, and wondered “How do they do that, you’re not alone. And you have artisans including Mark Mitsuda to thanks. He’s a master Glassblower and teacher of the craft at Punahou, and he joins us in studio.

Intro Music: Benevolent Mind Theme

Outro Music: Blown Glass by DJ Ebreo

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