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The Conversation: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

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Legislative Factions; Performance Anxiety; Making Eye-Care Available

Factions at the Legislature Drive Policy

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Jim Shon

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You cannot understand machinations of Hawaii’s State Capitol without looking at the internal political factions within the single-party dominated electoral body.

Intro Music: On My Block (Instrumental) by Scarface

Outro Music: Nightburn by The Cerny Brothers

Project Vision Hawaii

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Annie Valentin

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People with limited funds are far less likely to get the kind of preventive screenings that keep essential functions like eyesight healthy.

Intro Music: California (Instrumental) by Joni Mitchell

Outro Music: 3 Feet Deep (Instrumental) by DJ Format

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Stewart Yerton

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The bill passed by the Legislature to fund Honolulu’s rail project created a fractious environment at the Capitol, but passed with broad unity.   

Outro Music: Lonely Cities by Tigertown

Overcoming Performance Anxiety

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John Beder

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It’s the final hurdle for a performing artist: stage fright, that paralyzing anxiety that can sabotage a performance.  

Outro Music: Your Name Here (Instrumental) by Atmosphere

UH Kennedy Production of Spitfire Grill

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Jorin Young & Rachel Uyeno

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In the stage musical the Spitfire Grill, a young woman fresh out of prison comes to a Wisconsin town to discard old baggage and find new opportunities.

Intro Music: Everybody Wants to Love You by Japanese Breakfast

Outro Music: Something's Cooking by James Valcq and the Original Cast of Spitfire Grill

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