Previous Episodes for 2009
February 10, 2009
Gaza: Israel, The U.S. and The Palestinians
Guest: Farideh Farhi, Independent Scholar & Affiliate Graduate Faculty, Political Science-UHM
A discussion on the current situation of The Palestinians living within and around occupied territories in the Israel. Special attention is given to Israel and The United Statesʻ inability to implement an effective peace agreement.
March 10, 2009
Fundraising for Gaza
Guests: Erphrosine Daniggelis, Member, The Steering Committee for the Rays of Hope for Gaza Fundraiser; Shekaiba Saidy, Member, The Steering Committee for the Rays for Hope for Gaza Fundraiser
A discussion introducing the community organized fundraiser “Rays of Hope for Gaza” with a special performance from the Tamr Henna Ensemble.
April 14, 2009
Crisis in the Hawaiian Economy
Guests: Byron Gangnes, Assoc. Professor of Economics, UH Manoa Director, Hawai’i Economy Group UH Economic Research Organization; Eric Gill, Financial Secretary- Treasurer Local 5 Union; John Witeck, Community Activist; Bart Dame, Community Activist.
A discussion on the current economic crisis throughout the Hawaiian Islands in relation to the recent recession and President Obama’s stimulus package.
May 12, 2009
Palestinian Life in Israel
Guests: Dolores Kana’aneh, Bed, MPH; Dr. Hatim Kana’aneh, M.D., MPH
A discussion about the discrimination Palestinian citizens, living in Israel, experience under Israeli democracy.
September 8, 2009
Iran: Regime, Opposition and the West
Guest: Farideh Farhi, Independent Scholar and Affiliate Graduate Faculty of Political Science-UHM
A discussion about the 2009 Iranian presidential elections and the political instability generated by the reelection of President Ahmadinejad that the opposition accused of rigging the elections. The discussion included the relations between the West, especially the U.S. and Iran as a consequence of the election results that have exacerbated an already deteriorating situation.
October 13, 2009
Guests: Maya Wind, Israeli Conscientious Objector; Netta Mishly, Israeli Conscientious Objector
Two female Israeli conscientious objectors discuss their opposition to serving in the Israeli armed forces because of the Israeli state’s oppression of the Palestinian people inside the state of Israel and the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza.
November 10, 2009
Furloughs, Students and Politics
Guests: Senator Will Espero, 20th Senate District and Vice Chair, Special Committee to Consider Approaches to Teacher Furloughs; Noel J. Kent, Professor of Ethnic Studies-UHM; Jonathan Okamura, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies-UHM
A discussion about teacher furloughs in public schools and the adverse implications on students because of Governor Linda Lingle’s policy regarding furloughs and the Hawai‘i State budget. The discussion dealt with solutions that could alleviate the adverse effects on K-12 public education.
December 8, 2009
Guests: Kekuni Blaisdell, Professor Emeritus of Medicine- UHM; Davianna McGregor, Professor of Ethnic Studies-UHM; Keanu Sai, Ph. D. in Political Science
The discussion centered on the status of Native Hawaiians after 50 years of statehood.