Talk Story: Karla Villanueva-Bernal, Daniel Bernal

Los Angeles native and gymnastics teacher Karla Villanueva-Bernal loves gymnastics. She has ever since she was a youth. She never thought, though, that she’d one day operate her own gym. But then after offering a free class at the All Saints Episcopal Church gym in Kapaa, her membership grew so much that she did open her own gym on the Eastside.

Talk Story with Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

If there’s one thing outgoing Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. wants the community to know as he leaves office, it’s that people have a responsibility to embrace their culture and never forget their roots.

Talk Story: Edmund Acoba

Sometimes, seeing your pupils reach new heights can be the gift that keeps on giving. For local karate sensei Edmund Acoba, that is why he does what he does.

Talk Story with Allan Thomas

For more than 30 years, Allan Thomas has been living and writing music on Kauai’s North Shore, and in August the singer-songwriter released his sixth album, featuring some of Kauai’s homegrown talent.

Talk Story with Fran Nestel

Fran Nestel continues performing with the Kauai Chorale and in Kauai Voices. She recently returned from a singing tour to Cuba with Kauai Voices, sang a solo during the chorale’s production of “Carmina Burana,” placed third in her category at this year’s Mokihana Festival, and dances hula.