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Oral History of Hawaii's Plantation Stores; Pedestrian Safety; Converstion with the Pakistani Council General

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The Conversation is taking a closer look, and a listen, to some of Hawaii’s oral history. Thanks to the work of the University of Hawaii’s Oral History Center, we can hear directly from those who experienced certain events in our past.

Today, the focus is on the tsunami that struck Hilo on April 1st, 1946.  We’re going to hear voices from those who experienced it in Hilo, and those who helped in recovery efforts. We’ll also talk about oral history with Davianna McGregor, the director of the University of Hawaii’s Oral History Center.

And we’ll talk about natural disasters—recovery—and preparations-- from tsunami to volcanoes with Ken Rubin with the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Gary Kubota

  

  Journalist Gary Kubota has covered news in the islands for  40 decades.

Now he has come out with a book called “Stories Of Change,” thanks to Kokua Hawaii Oral History Project and a grant from the Hawaii Council of Humanities and the Hawaii People’s Fund. Kubota credits the idea for the book to Lawrence Kamakawiwoole.

UH Manoa Re-launches Oral History Center

Oct 9, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa is re-launching its Oral History Center.