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.

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.