The Conversation: Friday, March 31st, 2017

Mar 31, 2017

Home Prices by County; Oahu Gets a New Republican Chair; Myanmar Marionettes

How does the cost of this view compare to Manhattan or San Francisco?
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Housing Prices by County: Daren Blomquist

How do Hawaii’s home prices compare to other high-cost areas in the U.S.?

Intro Music: For A Few Dollars More by Will T. Bear

Outro Music: Sophisticated Classy by The Meters

Myanmar Marionettes: Ma Ma Naing

Ma Ma Naing and the Myanmar Marionettes Theatre

In Ancient Myanmar, puppets had a freedom that the population did not.. for centuries they fulfilled a function we might associate with popular media, given license by the country’s monarchs to speak truth to power.

Intro Music: Votaress (Or) Medium by Mandalay Marionettes & Cultural Show

Outro Music: Dios Traditional Burmese Music

Civil Beat Reality Check: Mail-In Voting

Hawaii lawmakers are again considering a bill to bring voting by mail into reality.

Outro Music: No Growing by The Olivia Tremor Control

New Oahu Chair for Hawaii GOP: Brett Kulbis

Brett Kulbis, right, at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Credit Republican Party of Hawaii

This week, Oahu Republicans elected a new chair. His election comes in the aftermath of contentious talk and a party split over the departure of Beth Fukumoto.

Intro Music: Young Adult Fiction by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Outro Music: Hard - Instrumentals Hip Hop by Master Hit

Priory Orchestra Wins Competition: Chad Uyehara

The Priory's student orchestra.
Credit The Priory

St. Andrew's Priory School's all girl orchestra, The Priory Chamber Strings Orchestra, is back from a national competition, after winning three awards, including the Outstanding Orchestra Award and First place in the string orchestra category. Today we listened to their performances as we askd the orchestra’s director, Chad Uyehara, the secret to its success.

Outro Music: Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra