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Hawaiian Awa

Heard on “Living on Earth” – Kava is one of the top selling herbal supplements in the world. It was one of the original plants that Polynesian settlers brought to Hawaii over 1,000 years ago, where it is known as awa. While the plant was once banned in the Hawaiian Islands, these days it’s making a comeback.

Jia Lynn Yang, Subrata De, Juju Chang and Paul Cheung

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. 

A new documentary, Linsanity, captures the unlikely rise of NBA star Jeremy Lin. Heidi Chang produced a radio story about it for Voice of America.

“Linsanity” Details Rise of Asian-American Basketball Star Jeremy Lin

Heard on Voice of America – The documentary captures the story of Jeremy Lin, an underdog trying to break through barriers in a sport where Asian-Americans are extremely rare.

Global Vision: Creating Leaders Through Friendships

Hawaii Tales Blog – Global citizenship begins with worldwide friendships. Iolani School and Tsinghua High School in Beijing share a unique exchange program.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the Father of Modern China and my grandfather, Chang Chau | Courtesy Iolani School

An Iolani Friendship Goes A Long Way: Sun Yat-Sen and Chang Chau

Hawaii Tales Blog – An Iolani Friendship Goes A Long Way: Sun Yat-Sen and Chang Chau

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Molokai: Can Emerging Coffee Industry Boost The Island’s Economy?

Featured on Honolulu Civil Beat – Molokai has the highest unemployment rate in the state, but now there’s an economic bright spot on the island — a once-thriving coffee industry is making a comeback.

U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye with his wife, Irene Hirano

Hawaii bids Aloha to Dan Inouye

Heard on NPR Newscast – Hawaii bids Aloha to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye. Remembering the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history and an American hero.

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

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

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Hawaii Enjoys Financial Boost from TV and Film Productions

Heard on Voice of America – Hawaii is becoming a growing hub for TV and film production, thanks to the series reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” and several recent movies, including “The Descendants.”

Rainbow Books and Records

Rainbow Books and Records Is Closing After 25 Years

Rainbow Books owner Tom Farley talks story with customer, Carl Carroll | Photo © Heidi Chang Rainbow Books and Records Is Closing After 25 Years August 14, 2011 By Heidi Chang, For 25 years, Rainbow Books and Records built up a loyal following in Honolulu as a friendly place where folks could buy mostly used […]

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