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The Conversation: Tuesday, June 12th, 2018


Long-term Mental Health Concerns of Kilauea Eruptions; Kauai Flooding Update; Shade Institute; Project 1 Voice, Flyin’ West

Long-term Mental Health Concerns of those affected by Kilauea Eruption

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Hundreds of families have been left homeless by the volcano and not by choice. How do we help them cope with the loss and the short-term and long-term stress?Joining us in studio live is Troy Freitas-- who is the State’s Behavioral Health Disaster Coordinator.

Intro Music: Cuddle Fuddle by Passion Pit

Troy Freitas

Kauai Flooding Update: Malama Kauai Executive Director


The flood that devastated Kauai in April, claiming hundreds of homes, is no longer in the headlines, but its long-term effects are still felt, and for many, recovery is only beginning.  A great many people on the island need help, and Malama Kauai Executive Director, Megan Fox.

Intro Music: Lemonade by Dave Moisan

Outro Music: Kennedy by Ratatat

Megan Fox

Civil Beat Reality Check

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Political rhetoric has a way of heating up as campaign season moves on, and already two Hawaii candidates have sought injunctive relief from campaign opponents, and one has been the target of a very personal smear. Have we reached a new low in Hawaii campaigns, or has politics always been a blood sport?.

Outro Music: Donna by Rubblebucket

Reality Check

Sustainable Humanitarian Architecture and Design for the Earth: Dean Sakamoto

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Architect Dean Sakamoto is the founder of the Shade Institute, Sustainable Humanitarian Architecture, and Design for the Earth. He joins us live to talk about a new creative lab space on Richards Street.

Outro Music: Evening Call by Project Pablo

Dean Sakamoto

Project1VOICE One Play One Day project: Flyin’ West

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The play Flyin’ West is the story of four women who found their way to the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas is the late nineteenth century, reminding us that the women we see as pioneers today had some powerful predecessors. Jeanné Wynne Herring is directing an upcoming performance at Manoa Valley Theater

Intro Music: You Got Me by Generationals

Outro Music: Aloha Shirt by Tomas Fosch Trio

Jeanné Wynne Herring

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