71 episodes

A PBS Hawai‘i podcast that explores Hawaiʻi's local cultures, communities and relationships – that help shape our identity. PBS Hawaiʻi President and CEO Ron Mizutani hosts a weekly conversation with unique and colorful individuals from across the state. From rubbah slippahs to unsolved local mysteries, Ron and guests examine and shed light on the real deal of what makes Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi.

What School You Went‪?‬ PBS Hawaiʻi

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

A PBS Hawai‘i podcast that explores Hawaiʻi's local cultures, communities and relationships – that help shape our identity. PBS Hawaiʻi President and CEO Ron Mizutani hosts a weekly conversation with unique and colorful individuals from across the state. From rubbah slippahs to unsolved local mysteries, Ron and guests examine and shed light on the real deal of what makes Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi.

    Ammon and Liahona Olayan

    Ammon and Liahona Olayan

    Sibling musical duo Ammon and Liahona Olayan talk about their journey from living in a tent on Hawaiʻi island to performing on American Idol.
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    • 19 min
    RE-LISTEN: Molokai Hot Bread (with Lanai Tabura)

    RE-LISTEN: Molokai Hot Bread (with Lanai Tabura)

    We revisit our episode on Kanemitsu’s Bakery and the Molokai Hot Bread Run with Lanai Tabura.
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    • 22 min
    Black Friday (with Kapono Kanoho)

    Black Friday (with Kapono Kanoho)

    The day after Thanksgiving has become a day of commercialism, but every year, full-time real estate broker and part-time line enthusiast Kapono Kanoho subverts the concept of Black Friday.
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    • 22 min
    Teen Depression in Hawaiʻi (with Dr. Mestisa Gass)

    Teen Depression in Hawaiʻi (with Dr. Mestisa Gass)

    Dr. Mestisa Gass returns to the show to discuss the importance of mental health, and the growing problem of teen depression in Hawaiʻi.
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    • 25 min
    Trading Cards (with Dave Jenkins)

    Trading Cards (with Dave Jenkins)

    While many businesses suffered during the pandemic, one industry not only thrived, but exploded in popularity: trading cards. Dave Jenkins of Best of the Best in Sportscards explains why.
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    • 23 min
    Tumua

    Tumua

    Local comedian Tumua Tuinei stops by the PBS Hawaiʻi studio to talk about his meteoric rise to stardom. Livestreamed on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube on October 18, 2022.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

BC Gramma ,

What a treat for the senses!

I love the John Cruz podcast!!! I love the way he talks…that’s how we talked as kids in the yacht harbor…and at school…that’s my heart’s home! I LOVED Time to build a Bridge - great lyrics! And Here Comes the Baby is so visual in the singing of it…and the pidgin references (Good ting we nevah have to go far…)…so awesome. Really speaks to my heart. Because his talent is so amazing, I am grateful to fate that he was able to get his music out to the world. What a crime if no one ever heard it! Amazing!!! And talk about country influence…Ha! So ingrained in Time to Build a Bridge…loved it all! Thank you!

Stewart96782 ,

Deep Dive Into What makes Hawaii Unique

Although I am a life-long resident of Hawaii, I am still learning more about the Hawaiian culture. Mahalo for deepening my appreciation of the place I proudly call home.

ctakim ,

This is a great podcast for learning about local Hawaiian culture!

I am a mainland katonk but I married an island girl. This podcast has been a great way to learn about the island culture. Ron Mizutani is terrific. Highly recommended!!

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