Previous Episodes for 2007
February 13, 2007
Homelessness on the Rise
Guests: Charmaine Crockett - Human Rights Activist; Utu Langi - Executive Director, Hawaiians Helping the Hungry have Hope (H-5); Steve Laudig - Legal Director, Kokua Legal Services and Attorney at Law; Margot Schrire - Director of Community relations, Institute of Human Services; Laura Thielen - Chair, Partners in Care.
The roots of homelessness and what the existing advocacy agencies are doing to alleviate the plight of the homeless are discussed. The answer is not shelters but homes for the homeless. What stands in the way of achieving a permanent solution is highlighted.
March 13, 2007
Civil Liberties: What's in it for You
Guest: Lois Perrin, Legal Director ACLU-Hawaii
Recent civil liberties issues are highlighted and why it is important for individuals and groups to protect constitutional rights and fight against the erosion of civil liberties.
April 10, 2007
Holy Land Realities
Guests: Ramsis Lutfy, Assistant Director, Holy Land Peace Olelo Program; Robert Stiver, Director, Holy Land Peace - Olelo Program.
The discussion revolves around the arguments presented by Israel about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the U.S. Public and the significance of having programs that could present the other side.
May 8, 2007
Middle East Conversations
Guest: Farideh Farhi, Adjunct Professor of Political Science - UHM.
The role of the U.S. in the Middle East is highlighted. Discussion about Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine/Israel demonstrate how the U.S. has participated in the instability of the region.
September 11, 2007
A Wall of Oppression
Guests: Morgan Cooper, Graduate student in English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
A discussion about the separation of the Wall that Israel built in the West Bank and the impacts of the separation on Palestinian society.
October 9, 2007
Israel's Apartheid Wall
Guests: Morgan Cooper, Graduate student in English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Reverend Barbara Grace Ripple, Former Superintendent of United Methodist Church; George Hudes, Member, Jewish Voice for Peace.
An in depth discussion about the role that the Apartheid Wall plays in the system of apartheid practices to which Israel subjects Palestinian society on the West Bank.
November 7, 2007
Guests: Pensri Ho, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UHM; Jonathan Okamura, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies - UHM; Elisa White, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies - UHM.
A discussion of the use of racial slurs in the media and what their usage says about race relations in the U.S.
December 11, 2007
Guests: George Hudes, Jewish Voice for Peace; Ramsis Lutfy, Co-Producer, Holy Land Peace.
A discussion about the Annapolis Conference for Middle East peace and what the conference means to the various participants.