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AIR goes to AAJA17 in Philly

Seen on Heidi – Attendance was up this year at the Asian American Journalists Association national convention, which was held in Philadelphia, with the theme: Rise and Revolutionize. 

Martin Pahinui | Photo © Heidi Chang

Remembering Beloved Hawaiian Musician Martin Pahinui

Heard on NPR – The gifted and beloved Hawaiian musician Martin Pahinui has died.

Tyrus Wong at his home in Sunland, CA 2004. Photo © Peter Brenner, Mural by Tyrus Wong © 1955

Tyrus Wong: Chinese American Artist Broke Barriers, Reached Back Centuries to Create Bambi

Heard on Voice of America – A look back at the inspiring legacy of Tyrus Wong, who’s best known for creating the look of the film “Bambi,” and passed away at the age of 106.

‘Moana’ Making Waves Around Globe

Heard on Voice of America – Disney’s animated movie “Moana” is riding a wave of popularity around the globe.

Limahuli Garden and Preserve is set in a verdant tropical valley on the north shore of the Hawaiian Island of Kaua`i. Against a backdrop of majestic Mt. Makana, the garden overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Courtesy National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Ancient Hawaiian Farmers Offer Lessons in Sustainability

Heard on Voice of America – Explore how Limahuli Garden and Preserve can be a model of sustainability for Hawaii and the world.

‘Mother Of Outcasts’ To Be A Saint For Leprosy Work

Heard on NPR – Mother Marianne Cope become’s Hawaii’s second saint, honored for caring for people in Hawaii with leprosy, now known as Hansen’s disease.

Gabby Pahinui

Soundtracking “The Descendants” With “Real” Hawaiian Music

Heard on NPR – The Oscar-winning film “The Descendant’s” is the first Hollywood movie scored entirely with Hawaiian music.

Hawaii Ukulele Festival

Heard on PRI’s The World – Each year, Hawaii’s Ukulele Festival attracts thousands of people from around the world. Lately, the instrument is seeing a resurgence, thanks in part to musicians like Jake Shimabukuro, who headlined the 40th Annual Ukulele festival.

Father Damien

Father Damien of Molokai: Hawaii’s First Saint

Heard on AARP Radio – In 2009, the Belgian priest, known as Father Damien, was declared a saint for his extraordinary service in caring for patients with Hansen’s disease on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in the 19th Century. Watch and listen to an audio slideshow.

Obama’s Hawaiian Getaway

Heard on Weekend America – After months of non-stop campaigning, presidential candidate Barack Obama returns to Hawaii, where he was born, to enjoy time with his family and friends, and rejuvenate. (2008)

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