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Transmissions from Hawaii

Apr 14, 2022

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...


Feb 16, 2022

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...


Nov 23, 2021

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...


Oct 26, 2021

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...


Sep 7, 2021

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.

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  • Richard "Sonny" Tanabe Jr.

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