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The Conversation: Thursday, November 8th 2018

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Utility Poles: HECO; Armistice Day; MVT’s Shipment Day; Big Island Film: STOKE


Utility Poles: HECO


  Power poles. A thorn in your side? Had double and triple poles in your neighborhood for years? Tired of staring at them? We sat down with Hawaiian Electric to understand what’s involved in a recent agreement with Hawaiian Tel.

Intro Music: Friday Morning by Khurangbin

Outro Music: Love For the Sake of love by Claudia Berry

Peter Rosegg

Armistice Day


  This Sunday is the 100th Anniversary of the World War One armistice and commemorations are being held across the nation. Hawaii’s celebration will be taking place at the War Memorial Natatorium in Waikiki. Ahead of the ceremony a 100th anniversary plaque was unveiled. HPR’s Ryan Finnerty was there and spoke with Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Curtis “Manny” Manchester. He was part of the Hawaii World War One Centennial Task Force and shared some of Hawaii’s little-known history in The Great War.

Intro Music: La Vita E Bella by Cinema Serenade Ensemble

Outro Music: Buongiorno Principessa by Movie Trio


Curtis Manchester


Reality Check

Credit Allan Parachini

It’s now time for our segment we call the Reality Check with our partners at Honolulu Civil Beat. Today we check in with Alan Paracinni from the Garden Isle as it prepares to switch to mail-in voting.

Outro Music: CoPilot by T?th



Reality Check

MVT’s Shipment Day


 HPR’s All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence sat down recently with the author of the play, ‘Shipment Day,’ Lorenzo Destefano. The interview includes a dramatic reading from the play. But the playwright begins by describing the sense of fear that surrounded a diagnosis of leprosy in 1934 Honolulu—and not only for the patient.

Outro Music: The New Lobby Boy by Alexandre Desplat

Lorenzo Destefano

Big Island Film: Stoke

Credit Zoe Eisenberg

  Stoke is the title of a film set against the dramatic backdrop of Kilauea Volcano. The film screens at the 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival Presented by Halekulani, Saturday and Sunday at the Regal Theater at Dole Cannery here on Oahu.

Outro music: Sestri Levante by Tame Impala

Zoe Eisenberg

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