The Conversation: Friday, October 21st, 2016
Hawaii Power Ballot Makes Voting Easy; Jedi Academy in Honolulu; Learning to Create Special Effects
All through this election cycle, the presidential race has fueled much of the political activity around the nation. For Hawaii, that’s left many local races trying to compete for voters’ interest. Common Cause Hawaii would like to remind us that’s especially dangerous this year with state Constitution and Honolulu Charter questions on the ballot, plus some contentious contests for legislative seats. To make it easier to understand the what and the who, Common Cause Hawaii has just released its Power Ballot. Executive Director Corie Tanida joins us now to walk us through it.
Outro Music: Electric Love by BORNS
Kids have been dueling with imaginary swords since forever, so the popularity of the “Star Wars” lightsaber, an imaginary sword you can see, is understandable -- and it’s a great way to teach the ancients arts of swordsmanship-- which require balance, strength, and superior hand-eye coordination. Keith Mylett is the founder and proprietor of the Hawaii Saber Academy, the first of its kind in Hawaii.
Outro Music: Star Wars Medley by Peter Hollens and Lindsey Sterling
When Oahu voters were asked whether the Honolulu Police Commission should be given greater authority to suspend or dismiss the chief of police and to investigate police misconduct. What do you think they said? Civil Beat reporter Chad Blair has a reality check from their new poll.
Outro Music: Standing On The Shore by Empire of The Sun
Lifecasting is a little-known craft to most of us, but it’s well known to special effects and makeup artists. It’s a way to accurately duplicate, or even exaggerate, the shapes of the human body -- and we can expect to see some of its results, in our FX-crazed culture, this Halloween. Kamakani De Dely is the proprietor of OnceFound FX, Hawaii's first special effects and make-up supply store, and he’s on the line to tell us how it’s done
Intro Music: Dragonfly by Ziggy Marley
Outro Music: Border by Years and Yearss