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Who are our neighbors in Hawaii? And who will they be in the future? We’ll look at how Hawaii’s shifting population is affecting everything from local politics to our economic base—and what we need to consider when we think about the future we all will share with our island neighbors

Neighbors: Hawai'i the Melting Pot

Wayne Yoshioka

One out of four Hawai’i residents claims a multi-ethnic heritage, the highest proportion in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In his first installment in HPR’s “Neighbors: An Island Story” series, HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited with one local family for a baby luau, a celebration of diversity and the melting pot Hawai’i has become.

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