Pedestrian Fatalities; Winter Poetry Retreat; Bikesharing; “Suzette Who Set to Sea”

Jan 9, 2015

Friday, January 9th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Pedestrian Fatalities and Pedestrian Safety: Mike Formby

Only a few days into 2015, three people lost their lives on Oahu's streets. Those were in addition to the first pedestrian fatality of the year on Kauai. Hawaii has long had a reputation for its dangerous streets, especially for the elderly. Mike Formby, Director of Transportation Services for the City and County of Honolulu, joined us in-studio to discuss the recent spate of pedestrian fatalities as well as pedestrian safety in general.

  • Intro Music: Had to Hear by Real Estate
  • Outro Music:  Masollan by Balmorhea

Live Poets Society Winter Poetry Retreat : Melinda Gohn

Melinda Gohn is the coordinator of this weekend’s Winter Poetry Retreat, Saturday and Sunday on the beach at Haycroft Park.  It’s free, and all you’ll need is a pencil and paper and maybe an idea or two.

  • Intro Music:  The Bend by Real Estate
  • Outro Music:  Descent by The Album Leaf                   

Benefits of Bikesharing: Ben Trevino

Bike share rack in Kailua
Credit Hawaii B-Cycle

A quick trip down the street might soon mean you can leave your car behind and jump on a bike for hire. Bikesharing is already well established in several American cities and in countries around the world from France to China. Honolulu will join them if Ben Trevino has his way. He's the president of Bikeshare Hawaii and joined us in-studio.

  • Intro Music:  Handlebars by Flobots
  • Outro Music:  Silva & Grimes by Holy F**k


HTY’S “Suzette Who Set to Sea”: Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is the Director of “Suzette who Set to Sea,” the latest production of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth.  It opens Friday and runs until February 7th at Tenney Theatre on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu.

  •  Intro Music: Weird Fishes/Arpeggi by Radiohead
  • Outro Music: Oceanic Glow by Obfusc