In 1982, 19-year-old Lisa Au was reported missing, her car and purse left unattended on the side of the highway near the old Kailua drive-in. Ten days later, her body was found. The case remains unsolved. Award-winning journalist and author Robbie Dingeman returns to the show to discuss the disappearance and death of Lisa Au. Listen below:
We look at how the aloha shirt came to embody the spirit of the Islands with Kūhaʻo Zane, creative director of Sig Zane Designs, and how the medium of design can transcend economic value to build a respect for our home and cultural perspectives.
It’s an expression of aloha recognized around the world. Legendary local comedian Andy Bumatai joins the show to explore the origins and the power of the shaka.
“Don’t take pork over the Pali.” If you grew up in the Islands, you likely heard this warning, but where did it come from? And what chilling consequences could you face if you do? Master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui returns to the show to explain. Listen below:
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.
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