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The Conversation: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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Perspective on Pearl Harbor; News Analysis from Neal Conan; Upcoming Holiday Music Performances

A Professional and Personal Perspective of Pearl Harbor: Carole Hayashino 

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Carole Hayashino

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The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor

This week’s 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor brings with it recollections of Hawaii families and the now few survivors of the raid. But for many Americans of Japanese ancestry born just after the war, it also spotlights the seminal event that shaped their lives. Well into adulthood and over 20 years after the1988 US apology for Japanese internment, Carole Hayashino visited the World War Two Valor in the Pacific National Monument just five years ago. It was the first time the native Californian had been there since the vacations to visit Hawai family in her youth. That alone may not be so remarkable, but Carole Hayshino is the Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. We sat down to talk about why it took her so long to visit the memorial.

Intro Music: Cocoon by Milky Chance
Outro Music: Wednesday Morning by Macklemore

Hawaii Symphony Holiday Pops: Natalie Ai Kamauu

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Natalie Ai Kamauu

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Natalie Ai Kamauu

Natalie Ai Kamauu? has taken her career as a concert vocalist to a worldwide stage, so her upcoming pop concert of holiday music with the Hawaii Symphony is a homecoming for a girl from Ewa Beach.

Intro Music: Happy Holiday by Bing Crosby
Outro Music: Carol of the Bells (Orchestral Version) by WCPM Holiday Music Ensemble

Civil Beat Reality Check: School Reform

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Chad Blair

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DoE principals have convened a series of forums to discuss how they feel the Department's Every student Succeeds Act should be implemented

The state school board is holding its discussion on education reform today. School principals have already held their own talks. Will there be any cross pollination?  Civil Beat reporter Chad Blair has a reality check.

Intro Music: Stay Young by NE-HI
Outro Music: Stranger by Paul Simon and Nico Segal

From the Farm: Neal Conan

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Neal Conan

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Tsai Ing-Wen, President of Taiwan, and Donald Trump spoke over the phone, breaking years of US diplomatic protocal

It’s a month after Election Day, and Donald Trump is making an even larger round of victory rallies plus the tempest over Taiwan... for supporters of the European Union there’s a step forward, and one step back…and then, there is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor...just some of the stories on the mind of News Analyst Neal Conan, who joins us, as he does most Tuesday from his Mac nut farm on the big island.

Outro Music: Jah Werx by Susto

Oahu Choral Society: Esther Yoo

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Esther Yoo

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The holidays are best celebrated to the sound of massed voices -- there’s something abut that huge sound flying up toward the heavens that we will forever associate with the spirit of the season.  two decades along, the Oahu Choral Society is preparing its holiday concert, “Tidings of Comfort and joy” for this Sunday, and we talked about it with Esther S. Yoo, the Society’s Artistic Director.

Intro Music: Joy To The World Choral Version
Outro Music:  Silent Night by The Celtic Ladies

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