Talk Story: Steve Yoder

For long-time Kauai resident Steve Yoder, there’s no place else he’d rather live. Yoder was 5 years old when he visited the Hawaiian Islands for the first time with his family in 1959, and he still remembers that trip fondly. His dad sold airplanes to Hawaiian Airlines in 1949, and his parents visited Kauai often.

Talk Story: Bob Schleck

Newly installed president of the Kauai Historical Society, Bob Schleck, has a passion for preserving the island’s history.

Talk Story: Adam Tabalno

To say Adam Tabalno is an active person would be an understatement. His many hobbies include surfing, paddleboarding and weightlifting. The coach from Kauai CrossFit in Lihue recently competed in a couple of competitions and came away with some first-place results.

Talk Story with Thomas Iannucci

Thomas Iannucci started the year off right, he says with a smile, by releasing his first full-length album, “Makana.” The 25-year-old Christian rapper from Eleele calls it some of his best music, and he beams with pride as he talks about the songs, the talented people who worked with him, and his high hopes for its success.

Talk Story — Lexi Jones

Lexi Jones wants “big guns.” Jones, an on-air disc jockey during the weekends, recently competed and took the championship for the bikini division at the 2017 NPC Kauai Cup Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure and Bikini Championship held at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

Talk Story: Brian Kohatsu

For one Kauai man, turning a series of tragedies into triumphs inspires him to help others who have hit rock bottom.

Talk Story with Paul Togioka

Slack key guitar master, 57-year-old Paul Togioka of Wailua Homesteads, was Kauai’s first recording artist to be invited to open the Kauai Style Slack Key Festival.

Talk story with Stephanie Misaki Whiting

Kauai resident Stephanie Misaki Whiting was inducted into the USA Powerlifting Women’s Hall of Fame. Not bad for someone who only took up weighlifting after joining a strength training class.

Educator speaks on past, present, future of Native Hawaiians

Dr. Larson Ng, with the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, spoke on the role of Hawaiians in Hawaii’s economy, past, present and future, at the Kauai Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce end-of-year celebration at the Hilton Garden Inn in Wailua.