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The Conversation: Exploring Aloha

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  • Steve Sue, writer and director of the upcoming film, Shaka, The Power of Aloha, revisits the story of Tutu Hamana, the Kauaʻi kūpuna said to have originated the shaka
  • Oʻahu based artist Kat Reeder, who says Aloha is the secret ingredient in her work, tries to answer the question, what does Aloha look like?
  • Local poet Noʻu Revilla discusses what Aloha means in times of hardship and adversity
  • Legendary entertainer Kimo Kahoano shares the story behind the Aloha Friday song, a tune that captures the essence of the Aloha Friday spirit.
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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Savannah Harriman-Pote is a producer for The Conversation and Manu Minute. Contact her at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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