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This Is Our Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi has sustained hundreds of thousands of people for centuries, yet these days, it can feel like there isn’t enough for everyone.

Who owns the Hawaiian Islands? Who makes the rules? And why do so many local people feel like they’re left out? Communities across the islands have been having this discussion for decades.

Join host Russell Subiono as he digs deep into residents’ frustrations with the status quo. In each episode of this limited series podcast, Russell visits a different Hawaiʻi community threatened by outside ownership and listens to what longtime locals have to say.

From Hawaiʻi Public Radio, ʻO ko mākou Hawaiʻi kēia: This Is Our Hawaiʻi explores the history of local people dealing with outside forces — and what may be in store. Episodes will drop once a week this summer.

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This Is Our Hawaiʻi is produced by Hawaiʻi Public Radio, a member of the NPR Podcast Network, with support from PRX and is made possible in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

This podcast is hosted by Russell Subiono and produced by Savannah Harriman-Pote, with assistance from HPR staff: Ananddev BanerjeeBill DormanSylvia FloresCasey HarlowSophia McCulloughLiberty PeraltaKrista Rados and Jason Ubay.

Mahalo to PRX's Mike Russo for his continued support. Logo design by Kristin Lipman.

This Is Our Hawaiʻi was made possible with financial support from HPR members. Consider making a contribution today.