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Aloha Friday Conversation: The Legacy of Labor Struggle in Hawaiʻi

Noe Tanigawa
  • Attorney and lawmaker Dwight Takamine talks about the early struggles and successes of the workers' rights movement in Hawaiʻi | Full Segment
  • We hear Fred Dente's journey to craft a livable life on the Garden Isle | Full Segment
  • Economist Wayne Liou and Economic Coordinator Scott Murakami from the State Department of Business and Economic Development discuss the new opportunities and setbacks of the modern worker | Full Article
  • Dr. Patsy Iwasaki tells us the story of "Hamakua Hero" Katsu Goto, a staunch workers' rights advocate whose gruesome murder was a turning point for the burgeoning labor rights movement in the late 19th century | 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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