Our Makawao is a film that weaves together stories and memories from Upcountry Maui residents who recount life in Makawao on the slopes of Haleakalā. Featured are former sugar and pineapple plantation workers, paniolos and long-time residents and merchants who share the rich and diverse history of this not-so-sleepy town.
After weeks of campaigning, the ballots are in for the Primary Election. So, did Hawaiʻi voters show up? We’ll take a look at turnout across the state and any voting issues that popped up. Plus, with several hotly contested races, who won and who lost? For the candidates who are advancing to the general election, the fight isn’t over yet, as they get ready to face new opponents in the November 8 General Election.
Between 1985 and 1986, the murders of five women by an unidentified serial killer struck fear in the hearts of Hawai‘i residents. Robbie Dingeman tells the story of the Honolulu Strangler.
HIKI NŌ, Hawaiʻi’s New Wave of Storytellers, brings more stories of personal growth, finding passions, and staying motivated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song, Jerry has woven together a story of home through his music as it speaks to the idea of kuʻu home, a personal, endearing way to refer to our place in the world.
For centuries, loko iʻa, or fishponds, were a vital part of the Native Hawaiian food system, connecting freshwater sources to the ocean, using rock-wall enclosures to raise and eventually harvest fish. In recent decades, there has been a resurgence of this indigenous way of aquafarming.looks at how four fishponds on Oʻahu are being restored.
This year, all 76 seats in the Hawaiʻi Legislature are up for grabs because of redistricting. We talk with candidates in the Republican primary for Senate District 6, Philip Raya and Sheila Walker. The district covers parts of West and South Maui. There is no incumbent in the race. On Oʻahu, two veteran lawmakers, Gregg Takayama and Roy Takumi are facing off in the Democratic primary for House District 34 in Pearl City after their districts were merged.
This is the second of two special episodes revealing the winning entries of the first-ever HIKI NŌ Triple Crown of Storytelling Challenge, in which students entered three categories: the traditional Story Category, the How-To and the Student Reflection.
Renowned songwriter, record producer and performer Kenneth Makuakāne offers a sentimental and candid performance inside historic Kawaiahaʻo Church in Honolulu. Among the songs he performs are “ʻO Violeka,” an affectionate ballad for his mother, and “Kuʻu Pua Lei Mēlia,” inspired by his experience of sending off his oldest son to college.
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