The Conversation: Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

Rebuilding Media Trust; MVT’s Wait Until Dark; History of the Jones Act; Mural Art

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Rebuilding Media Trust: Elizabeth Jensen

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NPR Ombudsman and Editor Elizabeth Jensen is in Honolulu to talk about how can trust in the media be rebuilt.  The East-West Center hosts the George Chaplin Fellowship in Distinguished Journalism Address featuring Jensen. Her free talk runs from 5 until 7 pm at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i. Seating is limited, R.S.V.P. (808) 944-7111.

Intro Music: Back to Monday by The Vow

Outro Music:  Infinity Girl by Stereolab

MVT’s Wait Until Dark: Peggy Anne Siegmund

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Manoa Valley Theater stages the thriller Wait Until Dark. Its the story of a blind woman who turns the tables on her would be attackers. Director Peggy Anne Siegmund joins us today to talk about the play. This production will run from May 18 to June 4. 

Intro Music: The Bed's Too Big Without You by The Police

Outro Music:  The Holograms by Fol Chen

Civil Beat Reality Check

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A change to securities law is opening the way for companies to raise cash with kickstarter-types websites

Intro Music:  Alech Taadi by Khaled

Proposed Changes to/History of the Jones Act: Michael Hansen

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We sat down with former Hawaii ship agency owner and now part-time commercial ship broker and consultant, Mike Hansen, to catch up on some history about the Jones Act.

Intro Music: Just What I Am by Kid Cudi, King Chip

Outro Music:  Monday Monday Instrumental by EQ All Star

Street/Mural Artist: Kamea Hadar

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Kamea Hadar is a committed street artist whose latest mural project overlooks Pearl Harbor. The mural is a depiction of the Hawaiian moon goddess Hina on the side of an Aiea affordable housing building.

Intro Music: Star of Gladness (Hokule`a Hula) by Herb Ohta, Jr. & Jon Yamasato

Outro Music: Moloka`i Nui a Hina by Kapono Beamer