Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaiʻi. He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter. He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006). He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals). He resides in Honolulu.
While Mauna Loa erupted last night for the first time in nearly four decades, researchers are still studying the effects of another volcano that erupted in Tonga earlier this year. It was the largest eruption ever recorded using modern technology. HPR’s Derrick Malama has more in the Pacific News Minute.