The Conversation: Planning 2021 Honolulu Marathon; Hawaii Youth Poet Laureate
Planning 2021 Honolulu Marathon; Reality Check with Civil Beat; Hawaii Youth Poet Laureate; Pacific Island Ethnic Arts Museum; Kanaka Maoli Sundance Fellow
Planning an in-person 2021 Honolulu Marathon
Governor David Ige dropped the mask mandate for everyone while outdoors. Now, organizers of major sports events are moving into high gear. We spoke with Dr. Jim Barahal, head of the Honolulu Marathon, about planning the marathon, with or without participants from Japan. Early kama‘aina registration starts June 1.
Reality Check with Civil Beat: Hawaii State Hospital | Full Article
"Four years ago, the Hawaii State Hospital made international headlines after patient Randall Saito walked out of the psychiatric facility, caught a taxi and flew to Maui and then California before he was even reported missing," reporter Anita Hofschneider wrote. She joined us Thursday to tell us more about a new 144-bed facility.
First Hawaii Youth Poet Laureate shares her poem
Hawaii has a new youth poet laureate - its first, in fact. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center held the inaugural ceremony last weekend, joining a wave of cities across the country to dole out this honor. Winner Lua Bowman, a junior from Punahou School, spoke with us about the honor.
Virtual exhibit "Pasifika Transmissions" connecting artists to island cultures
For ten years now a little museum in Long Beach, California has been home to Pacific Island artists and their work. It’s been described as a hale, a gathering place for far flung artists looking to connect with each other while they are thousands of miles away from their home island. We spotlight a mostly virtual exhibit entitled "Pasifika Transmissions" which connects artists with an artifact from their home or from another island culture. Micki Davis and Kiki Rivera told us all about it.
Local filmmaker accepted as first Kanaka Maoli Sundance Fellow
As Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to a close, we turned the spotlight on Hawaii filmmaker Bryson Kainoa Chun. He was the only Kanaka Maoli selected to participate in the Sundance Institute’s 2021 Native Directors and Screenwriters Labs. We sat down with Chun to find out the significance of the selection, and to get his perspective on inclusion in the film industry.
Listen to Chun's complete interview below:
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