Charlotte Simmons sits down for an interview with quilter Deborah Kakalia and her student Milly Singletary who helped her write the book, Hawaiian Quilting as an Art. In 1973 Bob Barker took a trip to Kalaupapa on the island of Molokaʻi to talk with survivors of Hansen’s Disease, residents, and caregivers about life in the settlements of Kalaupapa and Kalawao.
In this month’s episode of Home is Here we’re hoofing it to the windward side of O‘ahu to explore the healing powers of horses. We visit with Nisshodo Candy Store, a small, family-run business open for more than a century. And, we talk story with Dr.Linda Furuto, a mathematics education professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a pioneer in the field of ethnomathematics.
More! Ledward Kaapana and Family on this program of Na Mele. Kaapana, along with his sisters Lehua Nash, Rhoda Kekona, and Lei Aken play in his Kaneohe garage on a rainy evening.
The Huliheʻe Palace in Kailua-Kona was built for Hawaiian royalty in 1838. Staff and volunteers showcase and describe palace artifacts used for fishing, poi pounding, and kapa beating. ‘Iolani Luahine shows off the one-of-a-kind Kīʻope pond. The episode features hulu performances and cultural activities on the front lawn.
This special Nā Mele features Ledward and his sisters Lei Aken, Lehua Nash and Rhoda Kekona, playing their music in Ledward’s garage. Ledward’s falsetto voice leads off with “Nani,” and Lei, Lehua and Rhoda take vocal solos on “Kaneohe,” “Kalapana” and “Holei.”
Chef Julia Child and host Bob Barker are given a cooking demonstration from local chef, Titus Chan, who hosted a number of cooking shows in the 70s and 80s including, The Chan-ese Way which aired on KHET from 1973-94. Residents of the Makua Aliʻi Senior Center take a crabbing and fishing excursion to West Loch in Pearl Harbor.
In 2016, Josh Tatofi’s debut album Pua Kiele won two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. This talented yet humble musician who once told us that he was still “very much learning” continues to excel, winning more Hōkū awards in 2020 and 2021. Join us for our first live pledge show from our new home in Kalihi as we showcase Tatofi sharing his music at the iconic House Without A Key at Halekulani in Waikīkī.
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