Our podcasts take listeners out of the newsroom and into the community for a close-up look at local issues and the people who are affected by them. Take a trip with our reporters and editors as your guide and discover a side of Hawaii you might be surprised to hear about.
‘What The Hell Have I Gotten Myself Into?’
A reporter discovers an unusual homeless camp in Waianae — and learns a lot about herself in the process.
Learning To Be Hawaiian — Some Years On The Mainland Helped
Peter Apo's roots may have saved his life when he was on the West Coast. Now he is working to facilitate federal recognition for Hawaiians.
A Marshallese Poet Speaks Out On Climate Change
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner traveled halfway across the Earth to read her poem on how climate change is affecting her island home to the United Nations.
Sam Slom, the Hawaii Senate’s Dot of Red in a Sea of Blue
The state's only Republican senator jokes about how he can "caucus with myself," but he has serious views on making the GOP relevant here.
Is Anybody More Local Than Ben Cayetano?
Hawaii’s remarkable ethnic and racial diversity and the social tension that comes with it is the subject of a new Connections thread. Who better to kick off that discussion than a man who has worked through it all?
You’d Think Honolulu Would Have Lots of Sidewalk Cafes, But You’d Be Wrong
City planners hoping to make Honolulu a more walkable city are trying to change an old rule that bans sidewalks cafes in most parts of town.