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The Conversation: Friday, October 26th, 2018

Honolulu Printmakers

Discussing Houselessness; Voter Registration; Printmakers Show; Craftsman Fred Roster

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Panel Aims to Change the Narrative Surrounding Houselessness

No one is unaffected by Hawaii’s housing problem.  A panel coming up this weekend has the goal of helping those in Honolulu to understand the issues surrounding homelessness better. It’s called Home Free: Aloha in Art panel at Honolulu museum’s Doris Duke theater Saturday 1pm.


Intro Music: Inhaler by Foals

Outro Music: Star Spangled Banner by Willie K.

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Tight Races Around the State

Election day is less than two weeks away. HPR's Wayne Yoshioka has an update on some of the tight races across the state.


Intro Music: Gimmie All Your Love by Alabama Shakes

Outro Music: Hearts on Fire by John Cafferty


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A deal with Hawaiian Electric Co. to save taxpayers $130 million on west side utility work along the rail line nearly failed this year because of the HART board’s stringent voting regulations.

Civil Beat Reality Check: HART Board Amendment

Voters will have the chance to weigh in on a proposed amendment to the Honolulu City Charter concerning the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit. Civil Beat reporter Marcel Honore explains what the amendment would change and what that means for HART.


Outro Music: Beat 54 (All Good Now) by Jungle


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Sound and Print Meet 

sound()print, presented by Honolulu Printmakers considers the relationship between sound and print and seeks to position print culture as a vehicle for intermedia exchange and collaboration. It is part of the Honolulu Printmakers plan to conquer the earth.


Intro Music: Comet's Tail (acoustic) by Nat Russell

Outro Music: Nitewalker by Nat Russell

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Untitled, stoneware, brass and wood sculpture by Fred Roster.

Remembering Craftsman Fred Roster

The 51st statewide juried exhibition opened last night in the main gallery at Linekona.  It’s dedicated this year to Honolulu’s beloved sculptor and teacher, the late Fred Roster.  There’s a small grouping of his work at the entrance to the exhibit, but it’s nothing like the fabulous array of things in his own home.


Intro Music: Back Down by Bob Moses

Outro Music: Facinating Rythem by Vince Guaraldi Trio

Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture, and ideas for Hawai'i Public Radio. Noe began working in news at WQXR, the New York Times' classical station in New York City, where she also hosted music programs from 1990-94. Prior to New York, Noe was a music host in jazz, rock, urban contemporary, and contemporary and classic Hawaiian music formats in Honolulu. Since arriving at HPR in 2002, Noe has received awards from the Los Angeles Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists Hawai'i Chapter, and an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for coverage of the budget process at the Hawai'i State Legislature. Noe holds a Masters in Painting from UH Mānoa. She maintains an active painting practice, and has recently returned from a 2015 residency with the U.S. Art in Embassies program in Palau. Noe is from Wailupe Valley in East O'ahu.
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