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Exploring Hawaii and its stories. Hawaii is a place filled with stories—both ancient and still unfolding at this very moment. Join us as we share these stories with the world. Transmission from Hawaii is a production of Wasabi Magazine (www.readwasabi.com) and hosted by Tony Vega, editor in chief of Wasabi Magazine. If you have any ideas for a future episode, please email mail@readwasabi.com.
 
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Born in 1934, Richard "Sonny" Tanabe Jr. Is a former Olympic swimmer, educator, and author from the Big Island. On this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii, he tells us about his life as a swimmer and a few other things, including the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial. Guests & Links Richard "Sonny" Tanabe Jr. Further Information To learn more about…
 
In 1893 the government of the Hawaiian Kingdom was overthrown. However, that does not mean that it simply disappeared. In fact, in 2001, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands verified the continued existence of the government of the Hawaiian Kingdom. But why is this? Didn't the United States annex Hawaii? Isn't Hawaii a state? How c…
 
The overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893 is a pivotal moment in the history of Hawaii. While many are familiar with the broad strokes of the story and why events happened in the way that they did, there is much to the history of the overthrow that often gets overlooked. On this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii, Dr. Ronald Williams Jr. shed…
 
This episode of Transmissions from Hawaii is the first in a three part mini-series that will explore the history and consequences of the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. In this installment we start with what inspired this mini-series: the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. U.S. Representative Ed Case, who represents H…
 
Often called the world's most expensive nut, the macadamia nut is a delicious treat with a fascinating history. Though its origins lie in Australia, the macadamia was brought to Hawaii in the 19th century and since then has become one of the state's signature crops, bringing in millions of dollars in revenue each year for growers. And then of cours…
 
Located over 1,800 miles away from the nearest continent, Hawaii is the most remote island chain in the world. And yet thanks to the internet, people in Hawaii are more connected to the outside world than ever before. But have you ever stopped to think about how it is that people in Hawaii are able to access the internet? How is it that someone in …
 
About 105 miles northwest of Oahu lies the fourth largest of the Hawaiian islands: Kauai. Nicknamed the "Garden Island" due to its abundance of lush natural beauty, Kauai is home to over 70,000 people. However, aside from its human inhabitants, Kauai is also home to a massive population of what has become one of the island's trademark features: fer…
 
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