The Conversation: Friday, December 11th 2015

Dec 11, 2015

E-discovery Discussion; Holiday Pops Guest Conductor; UHERO Economic Report; Kaua’i Chorale’s Christmas Wishes

E-discovery Discussion: Stephanie Thompson

There’s a good chance that if you work, you may be using a smartphone or other device you provide to keep you in touch with your company as well as your private life. Businesses often like the fact that employees are happy to buy their own mobile devices, use it for work, and be reimbursed by the company for the phone’s usage. But while the convenience of handheld, portable devices is undeniable,  the “bring your own device,” or BYOD, trend is creating tensions between how much access an employer can have to the worker-owned device and how much privacy an employee can expect. Attorney Stephanie Thomson has been following the new changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that may make your device vulnerable to your company and she joined The Conversation to talk about what she’s observed. Stephanie Thompson is senior litigation counsel at the Honolulu law firm, Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher. She focuses her practice on complex business and real estate litigation, as well as electronic discovery, or e-discovery issues.

  • Intro Music:  Full Sail by Ryan Farish
  • Outro Music Northern Lights by Ryan Farish

Holiday Pops Guest Conductor: Rob Fisher 

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops

Conductor and pianist Rob Fisher’s career keeps him on the move. Working with orchestras around the country he parachutes into town, puts a performance together, and then sets out for the next project.  It calls for skilled musicianship and a knack for adaptation, and it has brought him to Hawaii as guest conductor for the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops concerts. The concerts are this Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.   The vocal trio Na Leo Pilimehana will be the orchestra’s special guest.

  • Intro Music:  Sleigh Ride by BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Outro Music:  Jingle Bell Rock by Na Leo

UHERO Economic Report: Carl Bonham

It looks like Hawaii just got a holiday present it may not have been expecting. In the miasma of international economic news, comes a report today that our state economy may be more resilient in spite of it. The latest annual forecast from the UH Economic Research Organization shows a better than expected picture of the year we’ll soon leave and a potentially rosier image emerging for 2016. UHERO executive director Carl Bonham has the top notes and the overtones and he joined the show to go over them.

  • Intro Music:  Wendover by The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
  • Outro Music: Two Fish and an Elephant by Khruangbin

Kaua’i Chorale’s Christmas Wishes: Lois Ricciardi

Lois Ricciardi, director of the Kauai Chorale, loves to work with singers who are still developing, and works to aid in that development.  She is 27 years in as director of the volunteer chorale, and is in the home stretch of preparing its holiday concert, Christmas Wishes.  The Kauai Chorale is presenting its the show on Saturday Dec. 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Kauai Community College Performance Arts Center, and again at the St. Regis Hotel ballroom in Princeville on Dec. 20th at 5 p.m.   The Chorale’s accompanist is Virginia Shepherd.

  • Intro Music:  It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year by Crouch End Festival Chorus
  • Outro Music:  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Crouch End Festival Chorus