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The Conversation: Valentine's Day Challenges for LGBTQ+

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Love and LGBTQ+; Maui update from Lucienne de Naie; Update on FestPac; Pow!Wow! goes 10 years strong; Artist Keith Tallett from Hawaii Island

Love and LGBTQ

A 2017 Gallup poll concluded that 4.5 percent of adult Americans identified as LGBT. How is Valentine's Day and love approached by the community? Camaron Miyamoto, director of the University of Hawaii at Manoa's LGBTQ+ Center, along with students Jung Ha Kim and Paula discuss identity and love.

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University of Hawaii at Manoa LGBTQ+ Center director Camaron Miyamoto, students Jung Ha Kim and Paula

  Lucienne de Naie

Lucienne de Naie is a dedicated community volunteer. She's in the Sierra Club, leads hikes, she's been working on water issues for years and lives in Huelo. She also hosts Crossroads on Akaku. She gives us an update from Maui.

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Lucienne de Naie

 

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 Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture 2020

Have you ever talked to someone who's been to the Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture? People say it's like diving into the Pacific Ocean itself - full immersion in all the languages, clothing, costumes and food of the region. This year, it will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center June 10-21. We speak with Sen. Kalani English, who sit he chair fo the FestPac 2020 Commission.

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FestPac 2020 Commission Chair Sen. Kalani English

 Pow!Wow! Hawaii going 10 years strong

The 10th annual Pow!Wow! Street Festival is going on now in Kakaako. It's 10 years strong, and it's happened in 17 cities including Kobe, Japan, Venice, Italy and Austin, Texas during SXSW. We speak with founders and artists at this year's event.

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Artists Jasper Wong, Kamea Hadar, Solomon Enos

 Keith Tallett

We check in with artist Keith Tallett, who lives in Paauilo on Hawaii Island. Click here to see his Flyin Hawaiians series.

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Artist Keith Tallett

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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