The Conversation: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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2018 Congressional Elections; Mental Health Awareness; Honolulu’s First Friday; Parisian Hālau Celebrates Piaf

Boz Schurr's Octopus Flying Through Space
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Justice Kavanaugh and the Upcoming 2018 Congressional Election

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The nation’s attention turns to the midterm elections following the controversial Senate confirmation hearings of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. CityLab's recent study, carried out before the nomination, has some important clues on how it affects the 2018 Congressional races.

Intro Music: Remember the Rain by Kadhja Bonet
Outro Music: Real Estate by Kinder Blumen

Helping Youth Overcome Mental Health Stigma

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October happens to be Mental Health Awareness month. How do you get over mental health hang-ups when it prevents you from getting help?  Boz Schurr is an art teacher at Kamehameha School. She explains how art therapy is a positive way to help young people open up and get assistance if they need it.

Her work will be featured at “Between Shadow and Light” a benefit for Mental Health America of Hawaii. It starts at 7 pm on October 18, 2018 at the Richards Street YWCA's Café Julia. Schurr will unveil her life-sized work created specifically for this event, “Umbra, Penumbra, and Antumbra (Shadows Cast by Celestial Bodies).”

Intro Music: A Go Go by John Scofield
Outro Music: Recover (Cid Rim Remix) by CHVRCHES

Civil Beat Reality Check

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In today’s Reality Check, we raise the question, when is the IBM building no longer the IBM Building? The gentrification of Kakaako is forcing the longtime tenant out of its space, to make way for developer offices.  For the full story, read Stewert Yerton’s article at CivilBeat.org.

Outro Music: Heart of Asia by Watergate


Honolulu’s First Friday Comes of Age

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First Friday... hard to believe that the City rolled out the downtown event 15 years ago. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa gives us an overview--sharing an auditory snapshot of what’s going on now.

Intro Music: Peach Blosom Boogie by The Babe Rainbow
Outro Music: Spank-A-Lee by Herbie Hancock


Piaf and the Paris Hula Hālau

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Edith Piaff was just four feet and ten inches tall, but the tiny French artist left a huge mark in her home country and abroad. She died on this day more than 50 years ago. Her song “La Vie En Rose” is a French classic and this summer Paris based Hālau Hula O Manoa, paid  tribute to the Little Sparrow by sharing a hula at her gravesite in the historic cemetery Pere La Chaise.  

Intro Music: La Foule by Edith Piaf