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The Aloha Friday Conversation: Hawai'i Island — Luxury Condos and Living in Cars

Noe Tanigawa
  • Jared Gates, Broker-in-Charge at Big Island Homes and Land Company on what makes Big Island the best place to live | Full Article
  • Kaikea Blakemore, Community Development Specialist of the Neighborhood Place of Puna on the area's disproportionate number of child abuse cases
  • Sandy Pohl, Director of the Downtown Art Center, and art patron Tim Choy, reflect on the legacy of the late George Ellis | Full Article
  • Kapono Pa, Broker-in-Charge at Savio Realty in Pahoa, showcases Hawai'i Island's top three real estate hot spots
  • Toni Symons, Program Director for Na Kahua Hale O Ulu Wini, and Taylor Quanan, Program Managers for the Family Assessment Center, share insight on the displacement of Hawai'i families as the real estate market attracts mainland buyers
  • And we close our show with music and stories from Hilo artist Kainani Kahaunele | Full Segment

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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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