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Arts & Culture reports from HPR's Noe Tanigawa
He’eia Bay runs from Kane’ohe to Kualoa and for 800 years, some of O’ahu’s most productive fishponds were located just off its shoreline. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa discovered that octopus, too, are known to be plentiful.
About 342,000 Filipinos live across the island chain, and the 2010 census showed they are now the second largest racial group in Hawai'i. The highest concentration of Filipinos is on Lana'i where they are 64% of the population. On O’ahu, the highest concentrations are in Kalihi, Wahiawa, and Waipahu, where the Filipino Community Center seeks to serve this diverse pop
This weekend, Hawai’i’s Filipino community holds its biggest event of the year, the Filipino Fiesta, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa continues a series on local Filipino culture with a look at social mobility.
Na Maka O Ka ‘Aina is an independent video production company that has documented social and environmental struggles in Hawai’i since the 1980’s. Because of their dedication and the unique history they’ve preserved, they are the 2012 honorees for Maoli Arts Month in May. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with the video producers at their studio on Hawai’i Island.
Kumu Kahua Theatre’s production of “Wilcox’s Shot” looks at a fascinating time in Hawai’i’s history as it unfolded in Washington D.C. Was Robert Wilcox, Hawai’i’s first delegate to congress, a revolutionary rebel or loyal patriot? HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.