Thursday, May 30 at 8:00 pm:
Social Media and News
Dan Boylan hosts a discussion on the impact of social media as a news source. The instant, mobile nature of social media services like Twitter and Facebook have made them popular venues for breaking news. Guests will explore how social media is affecting the way people receive information, how it's impacting the news industry and journalism as a whole, and how traditional news sources are reacting to the rise of social media.
Scheduled to appear: Melissa Chang, social media specialist; Nick Grube, reporter at Honolulu Civil Beat; Ryan Ozawa, media maker; and Mark Platte, News Director, Hawaii News Now.
How can we achieve food security in Hawaii?
Dan Boylan moderates this discussion on food security. Studies estimate as much as 90 percent of Hawaii's food is imported, placing the islands at the mercy of shipping interruptions and natural disasters. Guests will explore what can be done to reduce Hawaii's dependence on imports and encourage local food production.
Scheduled to appear: Michelle Galimba, cattle rancher at Kuahiwi Ranch; Shin Ho, farmer at Ho Farms; Lynette Larson, General Manager of Kokua Market; and Fred Lau, aquaponics farmer at Mari's Gardens.