The Conversation: Wednesday, May 17th 2017

May 17, 2017

Mumps Outbreak Expected to Grow; Gap Between Metal and Physical Health; West Side Story Comes to Maui

A colorized photo of the mumps virus
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Disparities Between Mental and Physical Healthcare: Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo (left) with his son Tim.
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Mental Health America CEO Paul Gionfriddo explains the challenges of getting the same emphasis placed on mental health as physical health.

Intro Music: Other Side by Pure Youth

Outro Music:  Finally Moving by Pretty Lights

West Side Story on Maui: Robert Will

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The Broadway show West Side Story was a collaboration among historic talents: composer Leonard Bernstein, choreographer Jerome Robbins, and lyrics Stephen Sondheim.

Intro Music: Blue Planet Eyes by The Preatures

Outro Music:  West Side Story Overture

Civil Beat Reality Check

Speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives Scott Saiki.
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Foster parents thought they would be getting additional funds in a settlement they thought was all wrapped up with the state until the House said ‘no’.

Outro Music:  On The Border by Eagles

Mumps Outbreak Expected to Grow: Dr. Sarah Park

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Hawaii is currently experiencing an outbreak of mumps and the State Epidemiologist expects to see more cases of the disease before it concludes.

Outro Music:  On the Road Again by Katchafire

Avant-Garde Music Concert: Robert Pollock

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Pianist Sarah Cahill has made a career out of celebrating the work of contemporary classical composers, opening her audience’s ears to the music of Terry Riley, John Adams, Yoko Ono and others.

Intro Music: You Won't Tear Me Apart by Greg Clifford

Outro Music: Heavysoup by Cornershop