As one of more than two million draftees called upon to fight in the Vietnam War, 19-year-old Allen Hoe thought he would serve his time and then his life would return to normal. He couldn’t have imagined that his 10-month combat tour would make him what others describe as a soldier’s soldier.
Named for the island where he was born, Lanai Tabura is well-known for his talents as a DJ, comedian, television host, actor and entrepreneur. Now he dedicates himself to one of his earliest passions – cooking – to share aloha across the globe through food.
Program In this special edition of Long Story Short, we recall our 2009 stay in the Kalaupapa community on Moloka‘i. Members of the dwindling population of former Hawai‘i Hansen’s Disease patients shared what it was like, many years ago, to leave their homes and families.
Honolulu Police Department Chief Susan Ballard reflects on her formative years growing up in the South and the difficult experiences that drove her to develop strength and resiliency. This program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, Apr. 14, at 4:00 pm and 11:30 pm.
Original air date: Tues., Aug. 12, 2008 Radio Personality Leslie Wilcox sits down to share stories with a delightful woman with a beautiful voice – Honolulu Skylark.
Original air date: Tues., Oct. 23, 2007 Passionate, Intelligent, Talented and Truly “Hawaiian” Passionate, intelligent, talented and truly “Hawaiian” are just a few words that describe Aunty Nona Beamer.
Original air date: Tues., Dec. 22, 2009 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet In his more than fifty year career, William S. Merwin has received nearly every major award for poetry, including two Pulitzer prizes. He has traveled widely and lived in Europe, but since the late seventies Haiku, Maui has been his home.
Sam Cooke Preserving Historical Hawaiʻi A member of one of Hawaiʻi’s most prominent kamaʻaina families, Sam Cooke shares his passion for the restoration of Hawaiʻi’s cultural and historical treasures.
Growing up barefoot and carefree in the wild outdoors of Kaua‘i, no one predicted David Kuraoka would find his calling in the confines of a ceramics studio.
New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown has a knack for taking intriguing, but often overlooked, stories in history and crafting them into compelling non-fiction narratives that grip readers around the world.
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