Maile Kinimaka: Loving life
When Maile Kinimaka was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was at peace with it.
Talk Story with Mike Foster
Eight stars dotted the sleeve of Mike Foster’s shirt as he spoke at the American Medical Response offices during one of his shifts in Lihue.
Talk Story: Don Heacock
Don Heacock is a lot of things. He’s just retired from 40 years as an aquatic biologist with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. He’s an advocate for sustainable agriculture that cultivates things like yerba mate, awa and taro alongside tilapia aquaponic projects on his 25-acre Lihue farm, called Kauai Organic Agroecosystems.
Talk story: Mel Rapozo
Mel Rapozo might be outspoken when it comes to government issues, but behind the scenes he’s also a major advocate of keiki sports.
Talk Story: Constantino ‘Tino’ Ceberano
Constantino “Tino” Ceberano grew up in the 1940s on the South Side of Kauai, where he learned to scrap with the other boys who lived in the McBryde Sugar Plantation camps.
Talk Story: Chantell Balaan
Chantell Balaan is on a mission to understand how the gut microbiome affects brain function and human behavior, particularly in people with autism spectrum disorder.
Talk Story: Rebecca Carnate
Where is the place to eat in Kaumakani? Rebecca’s Kitchen is a unique kitchen offering “local and Filipino food” on a call-in or pick-up basis in the building sandwiched between Aloha Delites, or more commonly known as Thrifty Mart, and the Kaumakani post office.
Talk Story: Jude Schwarze
Jude Schwarze has owned Deep Sea Fishing Kauai since 2002. Before that, he was working for the state and didn’t want to be a part of the “30-year plan.” That’s when he saw a boat was up for auction. Flash forward 17 years and that very boat is still a part of the fleet.
Wala‘au at the barbershop
Manii Sanchez has been a professional barber since age 15. His friends paid him 50 cents a haircut, until he raised his rates and started charging a bag of chips and a bottle of Kool-Aid.
Mark Goodman: Walking tall — and fast
When Mark Goodman found himself trailing four others in the early miles of the Haena to Hanalei 8 mile walk on June 29, he figured maybe this was not his year.
Mimi Campbell – Talk Story
There’s a garment being made on the South Shore that can take you from the beach towel to cocktail hour in one fell swoop.
Ada Koene – Talk Story
A fifth-generation rancher’s daughter, a spunky 4-year-old, and the mass of shoppers at the Kauai Culinary Market. How do you talk story with the author of a book designed to portray the life of a 10-day celebration that pays tribute to the people and places that made Koloa what it is today?
Talk Story: Stephanie Krieger
Ten years ago, on July 20, 2009, Nani Moon Meadery and “Queen Bee” owner-operator Stephanie Krieger opened their doors to the public, offering 100% local, hive-to-table mead.
Talking Story with Marco Engquist
Marco Engquist is a paramedic. He came to Kauai over four decades ago, and spent his first year on the island naked in a cave. He tells the story like this:
Talk Story: Dickie Chang
Twenty-five years of “Wala‘au with Dickie Chang.” Who would have believed it?
Talk Story with John Alderete
Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force has a new leader at the helm, and though John Alderete is a recent addition to both Surfrider and the island of Kauai, he’s got a history with water quality and healthcare.
Talk Story: Lyah Kama-Drake
When the pu sounds at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, Kauai will celebrate King Kamehameha Day with a ho‘olaule‘a at the luau grounds on the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.
Talk Story: Mory Fernandez
Sometimes when one chapter closes, even if it’s a painful chapter, the next one will lift you up.
Talk Story: Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami
Now six months into his term, Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami sat down with The Garden Island to talk story about his time in office thus far, the future of Kauai and the issues facing his hometown island.
Ed Justus – Talk Story
Ed Justus stood on the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge looking out over the water in December of 2004 with a choice hanging over his head. He was faced with either paying rent for the month on the new bookstore he had just been given the opportunity to start, or to pay rent for his apartment.