'Talk Story' covers range of emotions
War, peace are love will be the topics of discussion on "Talk Story Radio" for the next six weeks.
The half-hour radio program, created by Jeff Gere and Kelli Heath, features storytellers from Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. It airs on KIPO (89.3) at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, on KTUH (90.3) at 7 p.m. Thursdays and Maui Mana'o Radio (91.5) at 10 a.m. Sundays.
Peace Tales (this week): Featuring "The Drum of Noto Hanto," told by Yukio Tosa, with Bonnie Soon on bamboo flute and Boyd Seiichi Grealy on percussion; "The Repentant Tiger," with Sandra MacLees; and "Wishbone," by James McCarthy.
War Child (next week): Five female artists share their tales of growing up in the midst of war. The program closes with Alsha Bohnert reciting "Wage Peace," by Judith Hill.
Wow New Love (week of Feb. 6): Includes "Confusion," by Kealoha; "The Only Two Smokers," by Ivan Cayote; and "One Act Rodeo," with Richard Spencer on guitar.
Sad Love (week of Feb. 13): Includes "Trust, Lust & Love You," by Kealoha; "Japanese Sad Plantation Tale," by Marie Solomon; and "The Prostitute & the King," by Jeff Gere.
Love Ends (Week of Feb. 20): With "Yearning Communion," by Selah Geisler; "Top & Ball," by Hans Christian Anderson, told by Sandra MacLees; "Long Hot Shower," by Bridget Gray; and "You're Killing Me," by Selah Geisler.
War (week of Feb. 27): Features "Tale of Dahish," from "The Arabian Nights," as performed at the Honolulu Academy of Arts Theater in 2003, by storyteller Jeff Gere, backed by flutes, gongs and percussion.
Instant film school
The 2-Day Film School returns to Honolulu next weekend, offering "a four-year film school in just one weekend to launch your career."
Classes are Saturday and Sunday at the Art Auditorium, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Taught by Dov S-S Simens, the classes are broken into how to produce and shoot a film, and how to finance and distribute it.
Cost is $389, with group rates available. Register online at www.hawaiiproducer.com or call 258-8018.
Cash for college
Students and families planning for college are invited to explore financial aid options at College Goal Sunday 2006, to be held this weekend at three schools.
The free program offers help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, required by most colleges and universities.
Students should bring their 2005 federal tax return (or their parents) plus W-2 forms or other 2005 income and benefits information. The tax form does not have to be complete.
The seminars will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kapolei Middle School cafeteria, McKinley High School auditorium and Castle High School cafeteria.
Call 593-2262 or 591-2708.
On race and history
Historian John Hope Franklin, chairman of President Clinton's Initiative on Race, will speak on American freedom in the 21st century at 7 p.m. Thursday at Iolani School's Seto Hall. He will also speak after Friday's performance of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at Yellow Brick Theater.
Franklin, 91, is a professor emeritus at Duke University, the first black historian to gain full professorship at a white college. His awards include the NAACP's Spingarn Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Franklin's 15th book, the autobiography "Mirror to America" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), was published in November.
Call 949-5355 about the Iolani talk; 550-8457 for the theater appearance.