Find out why, "Heart is where the home is" in these winning stories from the high school and middle school divisions of the HIKI NŌ 2021 Winter Challenge competition.
Join us as we talk story with Waipahu High School Principal Keith Hayashi, an undisputed statewide leader in Hawaiʻi public education and the driving force in creating the school’s groundbreaking Early College program. He has been recognized for his leadership, most recently becoming the first high school principal to receive the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, which recognizes college presidents who have demonstrated strong support of student advancement on their campus.
This Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song features the talented, musical Lim Family of Kohala, Hawai‘i Island. On the program, you’ll see siblings Sonny Lim, Nani Lim Yap and Lorna Lim perform as a trio. Among the featured hula dancers are family members Namakana Davis-Lim, Brianna “Wehi” Lim Ryder and Asialynn Yap.
Shinmachi: Stronger Than a Tsunami tells the story on the Japanese business district in Hilo called Shinmachi that was destroyed by a deadly tsunami on April 1, 1946. Families salvaged what they could to rebuild only to have the district wiped out again by another deadly tsunami in 1960. Surviving residents recall the community resilience to keep the spirit of Shinmachi alive today.
Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi is an hour-long compilation of six locally produced short films that tells the stories of Hawaiʻi-based women filmmakers, taking them from behind the camera to out in front.
For the past 45 years, Aloha Stadium has played host to everything from college, high school and professional football games to soccer matches, concerts and monster truck rallies. Time has taken its toll and the state agency that manages the facility says it is now unsafe to use. How will the state pay for plans that are in the works to build a new, smaller stadium, as part of an overall entertainment district?
Madden Awaya, a fourth grader at Waiākea Elementary School on Hawaiʻi Island, talks about how adopting a dog helped them during the pandemic. If you missed last night's program, stream it now,
Hear how Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu’s Maile Loo-Ching is on a quest to preserve the knowledge of Hawaiʻi’s hula masters. After graduating from Kamehameha Schools, she attended Stanford University where she earned a degree in Symbolic Systems, or artificial intelligence. But instead of pursuing a career on the mainland, she returned to Hawaiʻi and is using her high-tech background to capture the oral histories of these kūpuna.
Ahumanu, an all-wāhine Hawaiian music trio from Maui is featured on this episode of Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song. Members Kekai Robinson, Marja Lehua Apisaloma and Liz Morales say their work in the community outside the entertainment realm brings to their music a dimension of authenticity, service and responsibility.
CATCH-UP ON THE SHOW! As Hawaiʻi’s coronavirus vaccination rollout continues to expand, state and county leaders are easing or modifying restrictions. Good news for some local companies, but after a year of turmoil, many others remain in crisis mode or are no longer in business. From overdue rent to enforcing health guidelines and changing consumer habits, businesses continue to adjust to the ever-evolving situation.
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