Andre Perez

Last week’s arrest of members of a Hawaiian sovereignty group brought up an often asked question in the Hawaiian community: “Who exactly speaks for native Hawaiians?” The answer may be more complex than imagined.

Ed Greevy

A new book is out celebrating the role of women in the Hawaiian Renaissance movement. Their actions being seen as especially relevant in this #MeToo era of women’s empowerment. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.


  This month marked the anniversary of the #MeToo movement. UH Professor Tamar Kreps of the Shidler School of Business sat down with us to talk about what happens now.

She specializes in Organizational Behavior, Ethics, and Social Psychology.



Gary Kubota


  Journalist Gary Kubota has covered news in the islands for  40 decades.

Now he has come out with a book called “Stories Of Change,” thanks to Kokua Hawaii Oral History Project and a grant from the Hawaii Council of Humanities and the Hawaii People’s Fund. Kubota credits the idea for the book to Lawrence Kamakawiwoole.

Hawaii J20
Hawaii J20

Monday’s ABC News/Washington Post poll cites a 36% job approval rating for President Trump, with those polled evenly divided on whether he is mentally stable.  The first year of Mr. Trump’s presidency has meant a life change for many in American society.  Here, three artists reflect on how they’ve adapted their practice to the socio-political moment.   HPR's Noe Tanigawa reports.

Town Square: Youth Activism

Jul 10, 2014

Youth Activism, Island Style. What defines it, how much power does it really wield and what social change is it driving? Our panel includes the founder of 808 Urban, John “Prime” Hina, Lisa Grandinetti  from the Aikea Movement and Kanu Hawai‘i executive director, James Koshiba.