Shankar Vedantam is the host and creator of Hidden Brain. The Hidden Brain podcast receives more than three million downloads per week. The Hidden Brain radio show is distributed by NPR and featured on nearly 400 public radio stations around the United States.
Many people are breathing a sigh of relief after officials declared lava is no longer an imminent threat to the main highway across the Big Island. The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation says it's still prepared for a full or partial overrun of the road.
Department of Transportation Ed Sniffen declares Maunaloa has slowed enough to make viewing route safe; Lanihuli Kanahele of the Kanaka'ole Foundation explains cultural significance of Pele and Maunaloa; Hawaiʻi Theater for Youth presents The Pa'akai We Bring