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The Conversation: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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Positive County Health Report; Hawaii’s History of Changing Parties; Throwing Pottery While Feeding the Hungry

Health Report of Hawaii Residents: Julie Willems Van Dijk

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Julie Willems Van Djik

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An annual report on the health of residents in each county across the country shows positive signs for Hawaii’s counties.

Intro Music: Black Balloons by Local Natives

Outro Music: The Lounge Fly Mix by U2

Throwing Pottery and Feeding the Hungry: Tricia Beaman

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Tricia Beaman

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Every two years the Hawaii Potters Guild “throws” and event to help feed members of the community who don’t have enough to eat.

Intro Music: The Contender by Menahan Street Band

Outro Music: Dios Beijinhos by Seu Jorge

Civil Beat Reality Check: Hawaii Community Development Authority

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Anita Hofschneider

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Many residents were enraged when not a single board member of the Hawaii Community Development Authority was present at a planned community meeting.

Intro Music:  Symphony by LAMP

Outro Music: Descending by The Black Crowes

History of Changing Political Parties: Gerald Kato

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Gerald Kato

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Beth Fukumoto’s recent decision to leave the Republican Party and join the Democratic continues a long tradition of party hopping by Hawaii politicians.

Outro Music: Same Dream China by Gold Panda

Opening the Arts to the Disabled Community: Lily Raabe

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Lily Raabe

Creative communities ado not always open their doors to people with disabilities, but a theater performance in Hilo next aims to right that imbalance.

Intro Music: To Be Free by Alan Menken

Outro Music: Never Had A Friend Like Me by The Priory Cast of Aladdin Junior 

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