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.
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.
In Memoriam: a Long Story Short interview with Uncle Clarence “Boogie” Kahilihiwa, where he shared what it was like being a Hansen's disease patient and living in Kalaupapa.
Join us for a visit with Jack Law, a longtime Honolulu entrepreneur and businessman who’s also known as an advocate for LGBTQ civil rights. The owner of the iconic Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand in Waikīkī, Law grew up in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Oʻahu in 1966 to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. But school was short-lived, as he made friends and decided to pursue his dream of working in the entertainment industry. Law was a founding member of the Life Foundation, a pioneer nonprofit in focusing on the needs of those with HIV/AIDS.
Melveen Leed’s music career spans over five decades and has taken her around the world. However, in many ways, she says she’s still “da tita from Moloka‘i.” She opens up about life’s challenges and why she’s found a new sense of peace and personal happiness in her life. Learn more on this episode of Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox.
Hear how, after years of drug addiction and violence, Pastor Roy Yamamoto Jr. found salvation while in prison. Since his release, he has used his time to mend scarred relationships, become a pastor in his own church and create a camp for children of the incarcerated.
Come with us as we talk with Harry B. Soria Jr., the voice of Hawaiʻi’s longest running radio show. Learn how he has kept the music of Hawaiʻi’s past alive for current and future generations through his weekly show, Territorial Airwaves, which celebrated its 40th anniversary.
A special compilation edition of Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox features four local Artists and Painters. These creatives share how they approach their work and what inspires them.
As a longtime musical bandmate of the late Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Louis “Moon” Kauakahi, has always been a backbone of The Mākaha Sons of Niʻihau. After Bruddah Iz left the group, Moon continued to compose, play the guitar and serve as business manager of the reconfigured Mākaha Sons until 2014. However, music hasn’t been his only career. Hear how he balanced his life as a musician while keeping a day job.
Meet Ron Edmonds, Grace and Paul Atkins and Mick Kalber, four eyewitnesses to history. From documenting the world’s most active volcano, covering some of the most memorable news stories in Hawaiʻi and on the mainland to capturing video footage of our ever-changing environment, these four have stories to share.
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