Homelessness; Rose Adare; Social Security; Peace Concert

May 29, 2014

Thursday, May 29th – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Response to Larry Geller Segment/Update on Homelessness: Colin Kippen

On Monday, you may have seen the small piece in the Honolulu Star Advertiser about the Waikiki beach that’s now on the Dr. Beach list. The piece, titled no ifs ands or butts seems fine until the last sentence “Now about those Waikiki homeless encampments.” That, according to Disappeared News editor, Larry Geller, shows our real attitude toward homeless people. On this program, Geller went on to say that despite the work of state homeless coordinator Colin Kippen, a lack of staff and real data similar to the study recently completed in Orlando, meant more talk than action for Hawaii’s homeless. Colin Kippen has another perspective and joined the show to share it with us.

Intro Music: Run Joe by Maya Angelou

Outro Music: Hotel by The Antlers

Artist: Rose Adare

Rose Adare is a Hawaii Island artist whose commitment to her craft can be measured by what she has gone through to create it.   Twice in her career, she has fought back from the kind of debilitating physical injury that could easily have taken it all away from her — her passion to make herself well again is reflected in her work, some of which will be on display next week on Maui at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery.  She joined us by phone from her studio. Her work will be on display at MACC’s Schaefer International Gallery in Kahului from June 7th to July 27th.

Intro Music: Little Fox by Stephen Inglis

Outro Music: Epigram by Tycho

Social Security: Max Richtman

Maybe you feel this way, too: there’s no way that Social Security will be there for you when you’ll be eligible.  Max Richtman would tell you to calm down and look at the facts. The CEO of the privately funded National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare says those facts tell a different story about the safety net for Americans. He’s in Honolulu this week to talk about why that bottom floor support needs to be supported.

Intro Music: Angry Birds Main Theme by London Philharmonic Orchestra

Outro Music:  Fender Roads by David Holmes

Peace Concert: Gordon Freitas

Folk Music is music by the people and for the people -- traditionally, the voice of social engagement in America.   Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, and Woody Guthrie were part of an ongoing tradition of artists who use their music as a force for good.  Gordon Freitas is firmly in that tradition and he will perform tomorrow night at the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai`I’s 8th Annual Peace on Earth Concert.  It’s at the Hawaii Theater, and performers include Led Ka`apana & Mike Ka`awa, The Sounds of Aloha Chorus, the Stan Haugen Smooth Jazz Sextet, and The Carmen Haugen Quartet.

Intro Music: Blue Dophin Song by Makana

Outro Music: Cane Field Song by Gordon Freitas

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