Tag Archives: NPR

Gabby Pahninui with family and friends | Courtesy Panini Records

Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician

Gabby Pahinui playing music in his backyard with his sons and friends. Bla Pahinui, Gabby Pahinui, Leland “Atta” Isaacs, Phillip, Cyril and Martin Pahinui, and “Joe Gang” Kupahu. Photo © Panini Records. Used with permission. Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician Heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” January 1, 2018 By Heidi Chang Gabby Pahinui is […]

AAJA 2013 National Award Winners: Mina Kimes, Friend in for Adela Uchida, Frederick Katayama, Heidi Chang and Nancy Matsumoto

Congratulations To The AAJA 2013 National Award Winners

Hawaii Tales Blog – Meet the 2013 Asian American Journalists Association National Award Winners. I’m so honored and humbled to be in such great company.

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 become’s Hawaii’s second saint, honored for caring for people in Hawaii with leprosy, now known as Hansen’s disease.

The Descendants starring George Clooney | Courtesy Fox Searchlight

Hawaii Celebrates the Music of The Descendants

Hawaii Celebrates the Music of The Descendants.

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.

Surfing champion Andy Irons leaves a great legacy

Heard on NPR’s Newscast – In Hawaii, many are mourning the loss of surfing legend Andy Irons. The Hawaii surfing champion died in Texas, on his way back from a pro surfing event in Puerto Rico.

Bassist Lyle Ritz: Father of Jazz Ukulele

Bassist Lyle Ritz: Father of Jazz Ukulele

Heard on NPR – Ever since Lyle Ritz recorded the world’s first jazz ukulele album more than 50 years ago, he’s been called the “Father of Jazz Ukulele.” He recorded his latest CD, “No Frills,” all by himself on his laptop computer, playing both ukulele and bass.


Nona Beamer: Hawaiian Elder (1923-2008)

Heard on NPR – Nona Beamer dedicated her life to preserving Hawaiian culture. She was a gifted storyteller, hula dancer, songwriter and teacher. Her legacy continues to touch many people today.


Wayfinders: Polynesian Navigation

Heard on NPR – When the Hawaiian canoe Hokulea was built in the 70′s, it helped spark a Hawaiian cultural renaissance and a rebirth in polynesian voyaging throughout the Pacific. The documentary, “Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey,” chronicles that revival and some of Hokulea’s early voyages.

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