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Vol 19, no. 6
December 2016/ January 2017


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Hana Hou!
Vol 19, no. 6
December 2016/ January 2017

Native Intelligence

The Shampoo Farm
‘Ukulele Rock
Encyclopedia Cetacea
Maui Little Pony
The Twenty-five-hour Soup
Great Escapes
Tie One On
The Every Day Cafe
The Alchemist


From a Hill on Moloka‘i
For twenty-five years, the Ka Hula Piko festival has brought Hawai‘i’s indigenous dance back to its source

Bittersweet Harvest
King Sugar shaped Hawai‘i as we know it, but with the closing of the Islands’ last mill, a long reign finally comes to an end


Fit for a Queen
Iolani Palace’s Ali‘i Gown Reproduction Project seeks to re-create the splendor of nineteenth- century Hawai‘i’s royal finery
New Crops for Ancient Fields
Modern farmers are turning centuries-old Hawaiian agricultural field systems green again
Veedub Love
From Beetles to microbuses, Hawai‘i’s Volkswagen enthusiasts have caught the bug
The Cowboy Poet of Kona
Fourth-generation paniolo Allen Wall tells the stories of Hawai‘i Island’s ranching culture
The Defeat of Agony
In the “venom lab” at the University of Hawai‘i, Angel Yanagihara searches for antidotes to the sting of the box jellyfish
From Mic to Mac Nuts
National Public Radio veteran Neal Conan settles into a life (mostly) off the air
The Boys of the Corps
To help lift the Islands out of the Great Depression, Hawai‘i’s Civilian Conservation Corps built roads, trails and cabins still in use today
This Old Mission House
The many lives of Maui’s Hale Ho‘ike‘ike

Pau Hana

Operation Christmas


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