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Previous Episodes for 2010

 

February 9, 2010

Narrating Dissent

Guest: Ann Wright, Retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel and Former U.S. Diplomat

The discussion centered on her book, Dissent: Voices of Conscience, co-authored with Susan Dixon and her trip to the Egyptian border with Gaza.

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March 9, 2010

Students Talk Ethnic Studies

Guests: Jasmine Fernandez, Brent Yamada, Chris Mendoza

Ethnic Studies Students discuss their experiences in Ethnic Studies as a field of studies.

 

April 13, 2010

Public Education: What’s Going On?

Guests: Senator Will Espero, 20th Senatorial District and Vice-Chair for Special Senate Committee to Consider Approaches to Teacher Furloughs (SCTF); Representative Roy Takumi, 36th Representative District and Chair of the Education Committee (EDN)

The discussion revolved around the situation on Furlough Fridays and ways to deal with its impacts on the community.

 

May 11, 2010

Prison, USA

Guests: Kat Brady, Coordinator, Community Alliance on Prisons; Robert Perkinson, Associate Professor of American Studies—UHM

The politics of incarceration nationally was the focal point in the discussion. The Hawai‘I case was explored regarding state expenditures and causes of the increasing incarceration rate.  Discussed also was the social cost of sending inmates to prisons in the continental U.S.

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September 14, 2010

Year of Ethnic Studies

Guests: Amy Agbayani, Director of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity—UHM; Davianna McGregor, Professor of Ethnic Studies—UHM; Jonathan Okamura, Professor of Ethnic Studies—UHM.

The guests discussed the beginnings and development of Ethnic Studies at UHM and its significance to Hawai'i’s people and their history of struggle.

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October 12, 2010

Ethnic Studies: 40 Years On

Guests: Eric Gill, Secretary-Treasurer, Local-5 Unite/HERE; Representative Roy Takumi, 36th Representative District and Chair of the Education Committee (EDN); John Witeck, Human Resource Specialist—UHM and Community Activist

Community supporters of Ethnic Studies who played important roles historically in ensuring that Ethnic Studies was established at UHM, speak about the continued significance of Ethnic Studies to the UH and the community.

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November 9, 2010

Narrating Ethnicity, Gender and Hawaiian Culture

Guests: Davianna McGregor, Professor of Ethnic Studies—UHM; Jonathan Okamura, Professor of Ethnic Studies—UHM; Ty Tengan, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Anthropology—UHM

The guests discussed their respective books: McGregor’s, Nā Kua‘āina: Living Hawaiian Culture, Tenganʻs, Native Men Remade, Okamuraʻs Ethnicity and Inequality in Hawai'i

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December 14, 2010

Reflections: Ethnic Studies 40 Years On

Guest: Jonathan Okamura, Professor of Ethnic Studies—UHM

The discussion centered on the place of Ethnic Studies in the academy on the 40th anniversary of the Department at UHM. Discussed also was the unique place of the Department at UHM and its location nationally among ethnic studies and Asian American departments and programs.