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The Aloha Friday Conversation: Giving voice to Hawaiʻi's lands

Moanalua Gardens Foundation
Noe Tanigawa
Kahu Roddy Kamawailualani Kawehi Akau is Konohiki, or steward of Moanalua. In 2015, he outlined his concerns about the Navy’s Red Hill fuel tanks in a newspaper editorial.
  • Kahu Roddy Kamawaelualani Kawehi Akau shares stories of stewardship and spirituality in Moanalua Valley | Full Segment
  • Attorney Tim Vandeveer represents advocates with Wai Ola Alliance fighting for a court-supported deadline to defuel the Red Hill Underground Bulk Storage Facility | Full Article
  • Singer Starr Kalahiki brings to life Queen Liliʻuokalani's compositions | Full Segment
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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