On the afternoon of July 6, 1985, Diane Suzuki had just finished teaching her dance class in ʻAiea. She planned to meet a fellow instructor in the parking lot of the dance studio 15 minutes later, but Diane never showed. Award-winning journalist Robbie Dingeman explains why the unsolved disappearance of Diane Suzuki still haunts the Islands decades later. Listen to the audio podcast now.
The continued abuse of crystal methamphetamine has devastated thousands of local families, and it is an ongoing problem, even in the middle of a pandemic. David Earles, former executive director of the Hawaiʻi Meth Project, talks about the efforts and difficulties in fighting Hawaiʻi's meth crisis. Listen to the audio podcast now.
A hundred-foot tall formation of eucalyptus trees lines a stretch of Maluhia Road, welcoming drivers to the south shore of Kauaʻi. It's a beautiful drive during the day, but at night... it's a different story. Master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui returns to the show to talk about the Kauaʻi Tree Tunnel. Listen to the audio podcast now.
Entrepreneur Dustin Shindo talks about his journey from hauling Pepsi bottles at his family business, Hilo Soda Works, to launching two public companies and ringing the bell on Wall Street. Listen to the audio podcast now.
Jodi Endo Chai, co-author of the 2000 okazuya guide "Oh, 'Cause You Hungry!" and Executive Officer of the State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, joins Ron to reminisce about the classic delicatessens and explains the struggles these family businesses face in trying to survive. Listen to the audio podcast now.
Professional esports athlete and college student Manalu Nakanishi explains the bursting popularity of competitive gaming, and how the UH-Mānoa esports team is attracting national attention. Listen to the audio podcast now.
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