The Conversation for April 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013

It’s Thursday, April 25 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Ag to go or ag to grow food?

Ashley Lukens is the Vice President of the Hawaii Food Policy Council and a PhD candidate studying alternative food systems in the Department of Political Science at UH Manoa. She is also a Sea Grant Graduate Trainee, documenting the impact of shifting land use practices and has been following two potentially game-changing bills that could alter the balance of how Hawaii feeds itself.

Fanged and dangerous: The living legacy of the first sky tiger

Nell Calloway is the granddaughter of General Claire Lee Chennault, commander of the American Volunteer Group, Flying Tigers, during the Second World War.  She’s visiting Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor from April 24 – 30 in support of the museum's project "Past to Present: U.S. - Sino Bridge of Connection.”

A pilot for voter owned elections moves out

Della Au Belatti represents District 24 - Makiki to Manoa - in the Hawaii State House of Representatives. She's a graduate of Princeton University and the UH William S. Richardson School of Law with a certificate from the Environmental Law Program.  She practices in the Law Office of Eric Seitz and is a former State Campaign Spending Commissioner, currently serving on the House Judiciary Committee.

Meanwhile, there's music in them thar hills

Andy Char is with Bluegrass Hawaii, which is organizing this weekend’s Bluegrass in the Koolaus event at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. It’s free and it runs all three days.  

Plus a backyard quiz about a uke to boot, grafting bills in today’s reality check and the BBC world report. First, the news from NPR.