The Hawaiian Diaspora: Which Way Will It Go?

Immigrants have contributed and shaped Hawaii society from the 1840s, and continuing to the present-day. Many Asian immigrant groups — except for the Filipino community — have assimilated and acculturated into American English-speaking society. What are the current state of linkages of Hawaii immigrant groups back to the “old country”? Others — over 70,000 former […]

Bio-centric Lighting – Leading the Daylighting Revolution with Solatube International

Joan Schaefer is a Business Development Manager for Solatube International. Ms. Schaefer joins Howard Wiig on Code Green to describe the high-tech side of bringing sunlight deep into buildings and underground parking garages. Daylighting delivers “free light” during the day and evenly delivers all the light spectrum the human eye needs for optimum visibility. Hundreds […]

Taxes on the Rise at the Legislature

Hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax increases have been proposed at the legislature, and Hawaii families may be on the verge of a tax revolt. Tom Yamachika, President of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, appears on E Hana Kakou to give insight into the various proposed tax increases, and how they will affect […]

Trump’s New Travel Ban

Gauri Khandekar of the Global Relations Forum joins Jay Fidell on Midnight in Brussels to discuss Trump’s new travel ban; talk of forming joint European nuclear deterrent instead of American protection; The International Court of Justice in The Hague hearing a case brought by Ukraine against Russia that accuses Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and […]

Lifesaving Smartphone Technology – Tsunami Predictions and Earthquake Early Warning

The mass production of smartphones with integrated GPS and accelerometers is revolutionizing scientific fields that can take advantage of these low-cost sensors. James Foster, Associate Researcher at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, joins Jay Fidell on Research in Manoa. James shares how his colleagues are collaborating with the USGS to build an earthquake […]