Talk Story: Charles Woolfork

If you’ve been to an Island School game this past year, you’ve more than likely heard a distinct voice from the stands cheering on the Voyagers. Sometimes, you’ll hear a loud and elongated “Yeah!” Sometimes, you’ll hear a chant to cheer an individual, e.g., “Reece the Beast!” That is the voice of school Athletic Director Charles Woolfork. The Cincinnati native is in his first year as a teacher and AD at Island School.

Talk story with Heather Lee

Undertones of conservation conversation are rumbling through the halls of Kauai Community College, as the traditional April 20 Earth Day has been expanded into a month-long event. Heather Lee, a student from Wailua who is set to graduate in May, will speak on her recent work with Geographic Information System mapping technology (GIS) to study pueo, or the Hawaiian short-eared owl.

Talk Story with Bill Bryner

Kauai swing trombonist Bill Bryner has been playing music for more than eight decades. During that time he has been a student, teacher, cavalry rider, radio operator, weather observer, engineer, computer programmer and an inspiration to all.

Talk Story with Mary Lardizabal

Kapaa Middle School music teacher Mary Lardizabal got help from Loke Sasil to lead the Kapaa Middle School Choir and Ukulele Band to a double gold award showing at the WorldStrides Music Festival in Anaheim, California, during spring break.

Talk Story with Joshua Wagner

The first time Waimea resident Joshua Wagner heard the adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, he knew Islam was the right path for him.

Talk Story: Stephanie Shinno

Stephanie Shinno didn’t exactly pursue the sport of golf early on. Her father made her do it as a child. Now as an adult, much of her life surrounds it. Shinno is the tournament director of Kauai Junior Golf Association, and she’s the girls golf coach for Kauai High School.

Talk Story with Kimberly Hope McDonough

The gentle sound carried above the din of merriment, attracting an audience of all ages, during the Valentine’s Day celebration at Kukui Grove Center, was the violin of Kimberly Hope McDonough.

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.