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Plenty of Poi at the 3rd Annual Kalo Fest

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If you’re a fan of all things poi … head on down to the 3rd Annual Kalo Festival this weekend!

Campaign Recipe Books: Cooking Up Voter Support

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Barbeque spare ribs. Oxtail Soup. Onolicious chicken? Not exactly what comes to mind when you think politics. Unless you reside in Hawai'i, where politicians have been passing out free recipe pamphlets for years.

Local political analyst Dan Boylan stresses the link between food and politics in Hawai'i.

Local Nonprofit Hopes to Get Out the Vote

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 In the last presidential election, Hawaii’s voter turnout was the worst in the nation.

This concerns James Koshiba, the Executive Director of Kanu Hawaii.  He wants to bring the people’s voice back into politics. His project, HawaiiCandidates.info, seeks to re-engage the community and increase voter turnout. 

A Graphic Novel with a Message

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Two local graphic novelists are working on an unusual project to raise awareness about human trafficking.  Spencer Toyama and Jon Lewis start their book "Home of the Brave" with a protagonist who is sold into slavery.  They say they were influenced by the work of Kathy Xian, Executive Director of the Honolulu non-profit The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery.

New PBS App Lets You Make Your Own Campaign Ad

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The final debate of the presidential campaign takes place later today.  But campaign ads will continue right up to election day --- both on the national and the local front.  And if you've ever thought about creating your own campaign ad, now there's an app for that.

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