Sex Trafficking Bill; Mike Lundy; Linda Lingle Leaves Hawaii; Beau & Aero

Jan 26, 2015

Monday, January 26th – from HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Sex Trafficking Bill: Kathryn Xian

As we went into the weekend, two organizations announced they had co authored a bill to ban sex trafficking. The bill, written by Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery and Imualliance, had been introduced by Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland and Rep. John Mizuno. It hopes to convert Hawaii's “promoting prostitution” laws into “sex trafficking” laws. That would bring the state in line with 48 other states which outlaw sex trafficking in their criminal codes. To talk more about what this bill would do, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery Executive Director, Kathryn Xian, joined the show via phone.

  • Intro Music:  Estrella by El Ten Eleven
  • Outro Music: Spectre by Tycho


Aloha Got Soul: Mike Lundy

Mike Lundy will re-release a vinyl 45rpm recording of his single “the Rhythm of Life,” a song originally released in 1980.  The vinyl drops on January 31 and comes from the “Aloha Got Soul” record label.

  • Intro Music:  Tropic Lightning by Mike Lundy
  • Outro Music:  The Rhythm of Life by Mike Lundy


Linda Lingle Leaving Hawaii: Pat Saiki

  Late last week, Hawaii got the news that former governor Linda Lingle had taken a job as a senior advisor... for another governor. She'll join the staff of Illinois Republican Bruce Rauner by summer. There has been speculation that she is setting up a reboot of her political career on the mainland after running up against limitations in the state that she has called home for 40 years. While the move may benefit former governor Lingle, what affect might it have on the GOP in the state she leaves behind? Early this morning we talked with former Congresswoman and current Chair of the Hawaii Republican Party, Pat Saiki.

  • Intro Music:  Got Django by Hot Club of Hulaville
  • Outro Music:  Blue Schwinn by Yppah


Beau Aero: Amica Hunter

Beau & Aero

Amica Hunter is half of the duo Beau Aero, which is coming to the O’ahu Fringe Festival on February 12th.   Their performance will be at the Ong King Art Center in downtown Honolulu.

  • Intro Music:  Carnivores Unite by Blockhead
  • Outro Music:  Yellow Bridges by El Ten Eleven