Liane Hansen has been the host of NPR's award-winning Weekend Edition Sunday for 20 years. She brings to her position an extensive background in broadcast journalism, including work as a radio producer, reporter, and on-air host at both the local and national level. The program has covered such breaking news stories as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the deaths of Princess Diana and John F. Kennedy, Jr., and the Columbia shuttle tragedy. In 2004, Liane was granted an exclusive interview with former weapons inspector David Kay prior to his report on the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The show also won the James Beard award for best radio program on food for a report on SPAM.
Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.
Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll catch up with a couple of the latest Mana Up companies to learn how they scale their local brand to the rest of the world. We'll also learn about the Mana Up Accelerator and what Cohort 7 will do as they enter into the post pandemic world.
Local composer Leilehua Lanzilotti recently received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for a composition called “with eyes the color of time.” She shared the story behind her composition in an interview with HPR-2 classical music host Louise Keali’iloma King Lanzilotti.