Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

The Conversation: Friday, March 31st, 2017

hawaii_beach_house_flickr_banzai_hiroaki.jpg
Flickr - imgdive
/

Home Prices by County; Oahu Gets a New Republican Chair; Myanmar Marionettes

Housing Prices by County: Daren Blomquist

BA_DB033717.mp3
Daren Blomquist

How do Hawaii’s home prices compare to other high-cost areas in the U.S.?

Intro Music: For A Few Dollars More by Will T. Bear

Outro Music: Sophisticated Classy by The Meters

Myanmar Marionettes: Ma Ma Naing

CV_MMN033117.mp3
Ma Ma Naing

than_nyunt_and_soe_myat_thu.jpg
Ma Ma Naing and the Myanmar Marionettes Theatre

In Ancient Myanmar, puppets had a freedom that the population did not.. for centuries they fulfilled a function we might associate with popular media, given license by the country’s monarchs to speak truth to power.

Intro Music: Votaress (Or) Medium by Mandalay Marionettes & Cultural Show

Outro Music: Dios Traditional Burmese Music

Civil Beat Reality Check: Mail-In Voting

RC_033117.mp3
Chad Blair
mail-in-ballot-voter-fraud-schemejpg-8784010b5e86d14e_0.jpg

Hawaii lawmakers are again considering a bill to bring voting by mail into reality.

Outro Music: No Growing by The Olivia Tremor Control

New Oahu Chair for Hawaii GOP: Brett Kulbis

BA_BK033117.mp3
Brett Kulbis
brett_kulbis_2016_rnc_convention.jpg
Credit Republican Party of Hawaii
Brett Kulbis, right, at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

This week, Oahu Republicans elected a new chair. His election comes in the aftermath of contentious talk and a party split over the departure of Beth Fukumoto.

Intro Music: Young Adult Fiction by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Outro Music: Hard - Instrumentals Hip Hop by Master Hit

Priory Orchestra Wins Competition: Chad Uyehara

CV_CU033117.mp3
Chad Uyehara
priory_orchestra.jpg
Credit The Priory
The Priory's student orchestra.

St. Andrew's Priory School's all girl orchestra, The Priory Chamber Strings Orchestra, is back from a national competition, after winning three awards, including the Outstanding Orchestra Award and First place in the string orchestra category. Today we listened to their performances as we askd the orchestra’s director, Chad Uyehara, the secret to its success.

Outro Music: Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra

More Episodes