“Chicken-skin” storyteller Lopaka Kapanui grew up around old Hawaiian legends and ghost stories from his family, and says he’s always been sensitive to spirits. In the 1990s, he was introduced to Oʻahu’s original chicken-skin storyteller, Glen Grant, and his ghost tours. Since Dr. Grant’s passing, hear how Kapanui has taken up the mantle of local ghost storytelling as a way to communicate and educate.
Hear from Alice Inoue, the founder of Happiness U, as she reflects on how her curiosity and entrepreneurial nature led her on an untraditional path to her current position of helping others find their life’s purpose.
From early on, Kristi Yamaguchi possessed a drive that propelled her to gold medal honors in Olympic figure skating for the U.S.A. She went on to become a professional ice skater, author and philanthropist. Hear how her childhood lessons set the stage for who she is today.
For more than 30 years, Pam Chambers has built a reputation as “Hawaiʻi’s presentation coach.” Yet this former wallflower says nobody who knew her in her youth would have predicted it. She reveals how a turning point in her career helped her blossom as a public speaker.
Oceanit’s President and CEO Patrick Sullivan has been a problem solver from an early age. He created enterprising ways as a teen to support his pursuit of higher education. Learn how his hard work and resourceful nature helped pave the way for his successes in life, and how he has made a career out of problem solving with his Honolulu-based company.
Patrick Sullivan has been a problem solver from an early age; creating enterprising ways as a teen to support his pursuit of higher education. Learn how his hard work and resourceful nature helped pave the way for his successes in life, and how he has made a career out of problem solving with his Honolulu-based company Oceanit.
George Kon of Honolulu has been showing Hawaiʻi teenagers how to rehearse for life for nearly 35 years. Kon co-founded and continues to lead the T-Shirt Theatre, a performance group based out of Farrington High School in Kalihi, Oʻahu. The theatre uses what he calls a “low-tech, high-zest” approach, forgoing elaborate sets and costuming, and relying on honest, sometimes raw, performances by the students.
In the pursuit of happiness, Tom Vendetti, a Maui-based psychologist and filmmaker turned a series of unexpected life twists into two intertwined careers. He shares how his unlikely journey unfolded.
Home is where the heart is, and for Francis “Palani” Sinenci of Hāna, Maui, this statement holds true. He left the islands to spend over 20 years in the military, and then returned home inspired to reconnect with his Hawaiian roots. He later became a master builder of traditional Native Hawaiian houses.
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? Principal puppeteer Pam Arciero can as she has been with the children’s series for nearly 40 years, primarily as Oscar the Grouch’s girlfriend, Grundgetta. Arciero, who hails from ʻĀina Haina in East Honolulu, got her start in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. There, she joined a summer program in puppetry – one that would change the course of her life.
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