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The Aloha Friday Conversation: Chinatown, Past and Present

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Noe Tanigawa
  • Honolulu City Prosecutor Steven Alm gives us a status update on the Weed and Seed program in Chinatown | Full Article
  • Councilmember Carol Fukunaga talks about the City's culpability in the maintenance of Chinatown | Full Article
  • Scott Kikkawa, federal law enforcement officer by day and mystery writer by night, talks about what detective fiction gets right — and wrong — about Honolulu | Full Article
  • Chef Brian Hirata of Naʻau Hilo makes all of our mouths water with his foraged fine dining | Full Article
  • Poet Wing Tek Lum weaves family history throughout his work, including his latest poem "In The Store" | Full Article
Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture, and ideas for Hawai'i Public Radio. Noe began working in news at WQXR, the New York Times' classical station in New York City, where she also hosted music programs from 1990-94. Prior to New York, Noe was a music host in jazz, rock, urban contemporary, and contemporary and classic Hawaiian music formats in Honolulu. Since arriving at HPR in 2002, Noe has received awards from the Los Angeles Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists Hawai'i Chapter, and an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for coverage of the budget process at the Hawai'i State Legislature. Noe holds a Masters in Painting from UH Mānoa. She maintains an active painting practice, and has recently returned from a 2015 residency with the U.S. Art in Embassies program in Palau. Noe is from Wailupe Valley in East O'ahu.
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