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Transmissions from Hawaii

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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Jul 26, 2021

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...


Jun 20, 2021

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...


Jun 7, 2021

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....


Apr 19, 2021

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...