61 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.

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    • 4.9 • 70 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.

    RE-LISTEN: ʻOpihi (with Lanai Tabura)

    RE-LISTEN: ʻOpihi (with Lanai Tabura)

    We revisit our conversation with Lanai Tabura about the dangerous art of picking ʻopihi, and how the “Hawaiian gold” is getting harder to find.
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    • 18 min
    Black Sand Beaches (with Alan Carpenter)

    Black Sand Beaches (with Alan Carpenter)

    They’ve intrigued travelers from around the world with their beauty and mystery. We learn more about black sand beaches from archaeologist Alan Carpenter of the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources.
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    • 29 min
    Roller Skating (with Richard Pentecost)

    Roller Skating (with Richard Pentecost)

    Roller skating is back – but did it ever truly go away? Richard Pentecost of Kapolei Inline Hockey Arenas talks about how teenagers are leading the resurgence of the nostalgic pastime.
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    • 19 min
    Teen Suicide (with Dr. Mestisa Gass)

    Teen Suicide (with Dr. Mestisa Gass)

    Teen suicide numbers are increasing in Hawaiʻi. It's a difficult topic to talk about, but Dr. Mestisa Gass from Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi explains the importance of having the conversation, and how to identify cries for help.
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    • 19 min
    Little League World Champions (with Gerald Oda)

    Little League World Champions (with Gerald Oda)

    Ahead of the parade celebrating our Little League World Series champions, team manager Gerald Oda talks about Hawaiʻi's triumphant return to South Williamsport, and tells you why today's gonna be a great day.
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    • 23 min
    Hawaiʻi's Foodie Scene (with Mari Taketa)

    Hawaiʻi's Foodie Scene (with Mari Taketa)

    The foodie scene in Hawaiʻi is ever popular, and always growing. Mari Taketa from Frolic explains why.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 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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