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Transmissions from Hawaii

Exploring Hawaii and its stories. Hawaii is a place filled with stories—both ancient and still unfolding at this very moment. Join us as we share these stories with the world. Transmission from Hawaii is a production of Wasabi Magazine (www.readwasabi.com) and hosted by Tony Vega, editor in chief of Wasabi Magazine. If you have any ideas for a future episode, please email mail@readwasabi.com.

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12 Hawaii's Bird Extinction Crisis (Dr. Lindsay Young)
Due to their status as one of the most isolated landmasses in the world, the Hawaiian islands are home to a diverse population of wildlife. This is particularly the case for birds. Unfortunately, Hawaii's diverse bird population is rapidly dwindling. Many bird species in Hawaii have already gone extinct and many of those that remain are in severe danger of going extinct in the near future. On this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii, Dr. Lindsay Young of Pacific Rim Conservation joins us to discuss Hawaii's bird extinction crisis. Subscribe [podcast_subscribe id="430"] Guests & Links Dr. Lindsay Young Further Information To watch the lecture given by Dr. Lindsay Young for the Hawaii State Public Library System, use the link below. Wildlife Wednesdays: Solving the Hawaiian Bird Extinction Crisis To learn more about Pacific Rim Conservation, visit the website via the link below. Pacific Rim Conservation Website Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Courtesy of Dr. Lindsay Young Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can view the PDF transcript here.
24:52 05/31/2022
11 Surfing: A Complicated History (Dr. Scott Laderman)
When people think of surfing, images of Hawaii often come to mind. This is rightfully so. Not only is Hawaii a mecca for surfers around the world, it is also where you end up when you look into the origins of surfing. But have you ever stopped to think about the origins of this now global sport? And what about how it is that surfing spread outside of Hawaii? On this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii, Dr. Scott Laderman of the University of Minnesota Duluth joins us to talk about his research on the complicated history of surfing. Guests & Links Dr. Scott Laderman Further Information You can use the link below to pick up a copy of Dr. Scott Laderman's book: Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing (Sport in World History Book 1). Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing (Sport in World History Book 1) Advertisers Hawaii SHIP Hawaii SHIP Website Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Courtesy of Scott Laderman Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can view the PDF transcript here.
41:08 04/14/2022
10 Revitalization & Origins: The Path of the Hawaiian Language (Dr. Wlliam "Pila" Wilson)
Dr. William H. “Pila” Wilson is a professor of Hawaiian language, Hawaiian studies, and linguistics at Ka Haka 'Ula O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. On this episode Dr. Wilson tells us about his research into the origins of the Hawaiian language and the work he has done to help revitalize it. Guests & Links Dr. William H. "Pila" Wilson About Dr. William Wilson Further Information The article mentioned in the episode can be accessed via the link below. Maping Origins of Hawaiian Language Reveals New Theory on Polynesian Migration to Hawaiʻi Advertisers Hawaii SHIP Hawaii SHIP Website Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Courtesy of Richard Tanabe Jr. Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can download the transcript for this episode here.
21:26 02/16/2022
03 In the Twilight Zone: Discussing Coral Reefs, Ichthyology, & Biodiversity w. Dr. Richard Pyle
Dr. Richard Pyle is the senior curator of Ichthyology at Bishop Museum in Honolulu. He spends his days researching fish and whenever possible diving deep into the ocean in order to discover new species of fish. On this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii, we conclude our conversation with Dr. Richard Pyle. This time we are focusing on deep coral reefs, the creatures that inhabit them, ichthyology, and the ongoing threat of climate change. Guests & Links Dr. Richard Pyle Further Information To learn more about Dr. Richard Pyle, you can visit the website below. Richard L. Pyle, Ph.D To learn more about Bishop Museum, visit their website via the link below. Bishop Museum Website Advertisers Hawaii SHIP Hawaii SHIP Website Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Courtesy of Richard Tanabe Jr. Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can download the PDF transcript here.
32:00 11/23/2021
08 In Too Deep: The Dive I Barely Survived (Dr. Richard Pyle Part 1)
Dr. Richard Pyle is the senior curator of Ichthyology at Bishop Museum in Honolulu. He spends his days researching fish and whenever possible diving deep into the ocean in order to discover new species of fish. On this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii, Dr. Pyle talks about his most dangerous dive and how he survived it. This is the first part of a two part talk with Dr. Pyle. Guests & Links Dr. Richard Pyle Further Information To learn more about Dr. Richard Pyle, you can visit the website below. Richard L. Pyle, Ph.D To learn more about Bishop Museum, visit their website via the link below. Bishop Museum Website Advertisers Hawaii SHIP Hawaii SHIP Website Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Courtesy of Richard Tanabe Jr. Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can view the PDF transcript below or download it here. [pdf-embedder url="https://transmissionsfromhawaii.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/TFH-08-In-Too-Deep-Dr.-Richard-Pyle-Part-I.pdf" title="TFH 08 - In Too Deep (Dr. Richard Pyle Part I)"]
35:50 10/26/2021
07 Memoir of a Hilo Waterman: The Amazing Life of Hawaii Swimmer, Author & Educator Richard "Sonny" Tanabe
Born in 1934, Richard "Sonny" Tanabe Jr. Is a former Olympic swimmer, educator, and author from the Big Island. On this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii, he tells us about his life as a swimmer and a few other things, including the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial. Guests & Links Richard "Sonny" Tanabe Jr. Further Information To learn more about Richard "Sonny" Tanabe Jr., you can visit the pages below. Sonny Tanabe | Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame Richard "Sonny" Tanabe | Hawaii Swimming Richard Tanabe Jr. has written two books. To learn more about them use the links below. The Evolution of Freediving-And History of Spearfishing in Hawaii Spearfishing on the Island of Hawaii: A Pictorial History To learn more about the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial, use the link below. Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial If you would like to read the article about Sonny that ran in the February-March 2019 issue of Wasabi magazine, please use the link below. A Hilo Water Bug by Phoebe Neel Advertisers Hawaii SHIP Hawaii SHIP Website Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Courtesy of Richard Tanabe Jr. Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can download the PDF transcript here.
32:28 09/07/2021
06 Insurrection Part 3: The Story of Larsen v. Hawaiian Kingdom
In 1893 the government of the Hawaiian Kingdom was overthrown. However, that does not mean that it simply disappeared. In fact, in 2001, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands verified the continued existence of the government of the Hawaiian Kingdom. But why is this? Didn't the United States annex Hawaii? Isn't Hawaii a state? How can it be that the government of the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists even though the country doesn't? On this final installment of Insurrection--a three part mini-series by Transmissions from Hawaii--Dr. Keanu Sai answers all these questions and more. Guests & Links Dr.KeanuSai Official Website of the Acting Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom The Blog of the Acting Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom Further Information For more information on the work of Dr. Sai and the Council of Regency of the acting government of the Hawaiian Kingdom, please see the links below. Investigating War Crimes: Human Rights Violations Committed in the Hawaiian Kingdom The American Occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom: Beginning the Transition from Occupied to Restored State Facts Necessary to Understanding the Hawaiian Situation To learn more, you can also watch the videos below. The Acting Hawaiian Council of Regency; Exposing the American Occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom Larsen VS Hawaiian Kingdom World Court Webinar on War Crimes and the U.S. Occupation of Hawai‘i with Dr. Keanu Sai and Professor Federico Lenzerini     To listen to parts one and two of Insurrection--a mini-series by Transmissions from Hawaii--see the links below. Insurrection Part 1: Congressman Ed Case Discusses the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Captiol | Transmissions from Hawaii 04 Insurrection Part 2: How the Hawaiian Kingdom Government Was Overthrown | Transmissions from Hawaii 05 Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Shutterstock Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can view the PDF transcript of this episode here.
55:31 07/26/2021
05 Insurrection Part 2: How the Hawaiian Kingdom Governmetnt Was Overthrown
The overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893 is a pivotal moment in the history of Hawaii. While many are familiar with the broad strokes of the story and why events happened in the way that they did, there is much to the history of the overthrow that often gets overlooked. On this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii, Dr. Ronald Williams Jr. sheds light on the history that resulted in a group of insurrectionists overthrowing the government of the Hawaiian Kingdom. This is the second installment of our three part mini-series called Insurrection. Although you should listen to part one to get the full story, you do not have to listen to it to understand this episode. Subscribe [podcast_subscribe id="430"] Guests & Links Dr Ronald Williams Jr. Dr. Ronald Williams Jr. Academia.edu Further Information To listen to part one of this mini-series, use the link below. Insurrection Part 1: Congressman Ed Case Discusses the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Captiol | Transmissions from Hawaii 04 Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Shutterstock Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript A full transcript of this episode can be found here.
41:31 06/20/2021
04 Insurrection Part 1: Congressman Ed Case Discusses the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Captiol
This episode of Transmissions from Hawaii is the first in a three part mini-series that will explore the history and consequences of the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. In this installment we start with what inspired this mini-series: the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. U.S. Representative Ed Case, who represents Hawaii's First Congressional District, was in Washington D.C. on that day and in this episode he discusses his experiences during and after the storming of the U.S. Capitol building. Guests & Links Congressman Ed Case Congressman Ed Case Website Further Information There is a video version of the interview of Congressman Ed Case that was used in this episode. You can find it on the Transmissions from Hawaii YouTube channel. The link to the video can be found below. Congressman Ed Case on the Jan. 6th Attack on the US Capitol | Transmissions from Hawaii Podcast Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Shutterstock Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can download a PDF file containing the full transcripts for this episode here.
16:44 06/07/2021
03 Cracking the Mac Nut: Exploring the Fascinating History of the Macadamia
Often called the world's most expensive nut, the macadamia nut is a delicious treat with a fascinating history. Though its origins lie in Australia, the macadamia was brought to Hawaii in the 19th century and since then has become one of the state's signature crops, bringing in millions of dollars in revenue each year for growers. And then of course, you can't forget about the chocolate covered macadamia nuts. But have you ever stopped to think about why the macadamia nut industry in Hawaii has developed so much? Do you know how the macadamia got its name? And what about its history before it arrived in Hawaii? On this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii, we're answering all those questions plus many more. Guests & Links Randy Paty of North Shore Macadamia Nut Company North Shore Macadamia Nut Company Website Glenn Sako (Agricultural specialist with the Hawaii County Department of Research and Development) Macadamia Nuts in Hawaii: History and Production by Gordon Shigeura & Hiroshi Ooka Dr. Catherine Nock Wild Origins of Macadamia Domestication Identified Through Intraspecific Chloroplast Genome Sequencing by Catherine J. Nock, Craig M. Hardner, Juan D. Montenegro, Ainnatul A. Ahmad Termizi, Satomi Hayashi, Julia Playford, David Edwards and Jacqueline Batley Most of the World’s Macadamias May Have Originated From a Single Australian Tree (Smithsonian.com) Ian McConachie About Ian McConachie (Sun Coast Gold Macadamias Website) Getting to the Root of Macadamias Macadamia Conservation Trust History (Macadamia Conservation Trust) History of the Macadamia Further Infformation To learn more about Indigenous Australians and the Gubbi Gubbi people of Southeast Queensland, please see the links below. Gubbi Gubbi Dyungungoo Yugambeh Museum Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre Special Thanks The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation Bulu Yabun Macadamia Conservation Trust Advertisers Hawaii SHIP Hawaii SHIP Website Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Shutterstock Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can view the PDF transcript of this episode here.
44:53 04/19/2021
02 Connections: Examining Hawaii's Relationship with the Internet
Located over 1,800 miles away from the nearest continent, Hawaii is the most remote island chain in the world. And yet thanks to the internet, people in Hawaii are more connected to the outside world than ever before. But have you ever stopped to think about how it is that people in Hawaii are able to access the internet? How is it that someone in Hawaii is able to do a video conference call or post a photo to social media despite being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? What about the future of Hawaii's internet infrastructure? We address all these questions and more on this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii. Guests & Links BrennonMorioka (Dean of the University of Hawaii College of Engineering) University of Hawaii College of Engineering Website Dr. Norman Abramson passed away in December of 2020. You can read more about him, his accomplishments and ALOHAnet in the article below. In memoriam: Professor Emeritus, ALOHAnet co-founder Norman Abramson Brandon Makaawaawa (Deputy Head of State of the Nation of Hawaii) Nation of Hawaii Website Internet Society Website ‘These Are Our First Roadways’: Internet Access and Self-Determination in Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo (By Brandon Makaawaawa) Nicole Starosielski (Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University) Purchase The Undersea Network on Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/The-Undersea-Network-audiobook/dp/B01E7SMS28/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Nicole+Starosielski+undersea+network&qid=1614225559&sr=8-1   Burt Lum (Strategy Officer for the Hawaii Broadband Initiative at the State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism) Bytemarks Cafe on Hawaii Public Radio Bytemarks Cafe on Apple Podcasts Broadband Hui Website Featured Song/Artist Kuana Torres Kahele - Kaneohe Special thanks to Kuana Torres Kahele and Jon Yamasato of the HI*Sessions project for allowing us to use this song. Advertisers Hawaii SHIP Hawaii SHIP Website Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Original artwork by Sergio Garzon. Sergio is an artist living in Hawaii. To see more of his work, follow him on Instagram @sergiogarzon). Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can find a full transcript of this episode here.
60:47 02/26/2021
01 Kauai's Wild Chickens: Hilarious, Annoying and Totally Fascinating
About 105 miles northwest of Oahu lies the fourth largest of the Hawaiian islands: Kauai. Nicknamed the "Garden Island" due to its abundance of lush natural beauty, Kauai is home to over 70,000 people. However, aside from its human inhabitants, Kauai is also home to a massive population of what has become one of the island's trademark features: feral chickens. Yes, as any anybody from Kauai could tell you, wild chickens are running around all over the place on the island. Why are there so many chickens on Kauai? Where did Kauai's wild chickens come from? Are Kauai's chickens any different from the typical barnyard varieties? How do the chickens affect the daily lives of people on Kauai? And what can genetic testing teach us about the origins of Kauai's feral chickens? We answer all these questions and more on this episode of Transmissions from Hawaii. Guests & Links Joanna Carolan Banana Patch Studio Website Banana Patch Studio Instagram Banana Patch Studio Facebok Pamela Aolea Varma For more information on Kauai Stories visit KauaiStories.net Write Path Publishing Website Kauai Stories Volume 1 Kauai Stories Volume 2 Janoah Young Kani Wldlife Control Website Dr. Eben Gering The 2015 article mentioned in the episode can be accessed via the link below Mixed ancestry and admixture in Kauai's feral chickens: invasion of domestic genes into ancient Red Junglefowl reservoirs Dr. Eben Gering's Website Credits Editing and sound design: Tony Vega Transcript: Milabeats.go Transmissions from Hawaii logo: fikrihidajat (Based on concept sketch by Tony Vega) Featured image: Shutterstock Follow Us on Social Media Transmissions from Hawaii on Instagram Transmissions from Hawaii on Facebook Transmissions from Hawaii on Twitter Transcript You can view the PDF transcript below or download it here.
46:15 01/13/2021
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