Today marks the 40th anniversary of the National Park Service’s presence at Kalaupapa on Molokai. COVID-19 has forced a change in plans to commemorate the milestone. Tours and access has been curtailed for most of the year. Today we hear from the park superintendent about what its presence in the historic settlement has meant as we plan for the day when the last resident leaves what has been home for so many.
We also hear personal reflections frome one man long exiled to the islands and we rebroadcast some stories about the island’s place names and important history about the efforts to find a cure for Hansen’s Disease or leprosy.