Military Might; Mesophotic Research; GMO Feed; MACC Artist

Sep 5, 2013

It’s Thursday, September 5 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Constitution and America's Military Might: Brien Hallett

Brien Hallett is an Associate Professor at the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at the University of Hawai'i.  His primary research interests are the process for declaring war, why the Congress is incapable of declaring war and the Imperial Presidency. His intial research was published in The Lost Art of Declaring War  in 1998. His second book, Declaring War, was published last year by Cambridge University Press.

Mesophotic Zone Research: Ken Longenecker

Ken Longenecker is an associate researcher at Bishop Museum.  His work focuses on finding biological information to promote conservation and sustainable use of marine animals.  Many of his projects study coral reefs in remote and  extreme locations.

Dairy Farmers and GMO Corn: Steve Whitesides

Steve Whitesides has been a dairy farmer for 35 years in Hawaii and Idaho. He farms with two of his five children and in partnership with his nephew. The Hawaii farm produces 6,500 gallons of milk per day every day of the year... He’d like his farm to be a bright spot in Hawaii agriculture, though the fight over GMO feed and produce crops could dim his farm’s future. We farm 1900 acres of pasture land and farm 600 acres of Corn Silage in Hawaii.

MACC Artist-In-Residence: Wes Bruce

Wes Bruce is the first ever artist-in-residence at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and he’s working his transformative magic on two thousand square feet in MACC.