State of Ethics in Hawaii; Metamorphoses On Stage; Charter Referenda on Oahu
Lawmakers, state employees, and lobbyists are all subject to Hawaii’s Ehtics Code. But in recent years, issues over gifts and whether teachers could go on free school trips if they were chaperones for out of state excursions put ethics squarely on the minds of all those involved, including taxpayers. Two months ago, the State Ethics Commission chose a new executive director. Since then, Dan Gluck has been settling in and assessing where the commission needs to go next.
Intro Music: Further On by Bronze Radio Return
Outro Music: Sister of Pearl by Baio
Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the Latin poet’s re-working of ancient Greek myths, is one of the bedrock works of Western literature, one that continues to inspire two thousand years along… In his stories, the gods are all too human, and mortals often find something god-like within themselves… Its stories of transformation are the raw material for Mary Zimmermann’s contemporary adaptation of Metamorphoses, coming to the Palikū Theatre stage in a student production. Elizabeth Eachus is in the show, and she’s with us this morning.
Intro Music: Another Sunny Day by Belle and Sebastian
Outro Music: Les Métamorphoses Du Vide by Chapelier Fou.
Longline fishers say they want more tuna; many researchers say tuna is over fished and the fisheries council seems to be turning a blind eye. Civil Beat reporter Chad Blair has the reality check.
Outro Music: Blended Family by Alicia Keys, A$AP Rocky
With so much attention moving to the national scene, local issues may not have made it to your top of mind list. For voters in the City and County of Honolulu, the list of proposed charter amendment questions is a long list: 20 questions. Some are housekeeping fixes, others flow from news events and ongoing issues. In this once every ten year look at change, Charter Commission member and former Hawaii governor John Waihee is with us this morning to put some of these questions back on our collective list.
Outro Music: Feel by Sizzle Bird
Poetry can never be considered a collaborative art, but that doesn’t mean poets can’t benefit, and grow as artists, from one another’s company. For years now, Melinda Gohn and the Maui Live Poets Society have been building a community that continues to grow, and Melinda’s on the line with us now.
Intro Music: Goin Up by Deorro and CryCry
Outro Music: Gronlandic Edit by Of Montreal