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The Conversation: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017


Legislative Factions; Performance Anxiety; Making Eye-Care Available

Factions at the Legislature Drive Policy

Jim Shon

Credit mrbrkly / Flickr

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

Annie Valentin

Credit Pixabay

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

Stewart Yerton

Credit Stewart Yerton / Civil Beat
Civil Beat

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

John Beder

Credit Wikimedia Commons

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

Jorin Young & Rachel Uyeno

Credit University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Theatre and Dance

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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