Hoʻomana is the first show in a series called––Life and death dialogues. The collection of conversations will be at least three shows, consisting of this monologue, a show on death care and a show on holistic birth.This first installment is a retelling of my own fatherʻs passing earlier this year (2018) and my experience taking care of his body, as well as the series of events that have pulled me into the death care space around cultural perpetuation and environmental stewardship.Read More
HOLEWA – Life and Death Dialgues, Part 2 is the second in a series about having agency for those intimate processes we all share. Regardless of our socio economic background, our level of education, our culture, geography or beliefs – we are all born into physical bodies and those bodies die. The topic of this show builds upon Part 1 where I tell the story of how my famly chose to care for my dad in his death.Read More
As global momentum behind indigenizing education––and developing learning models that break from the industrial-era paradigm––grows, what is the status of Native Hawaiians within higher education? And what are the benefits of supporting multiple knowledge systems to driving wider social change?Read More
Solomon Enos, Native Hawaiian artist––and and pure, stream of consciousness––is my guest for episode 27. Our conversation underscores his vision and commitment to growing inner peace and outer expressions of aloha and love. We also interweave his philosophy on life, creating an internal alliance with your molecules and observations of the human condition, with the role of art to catalyzing change, the genealogy of money, and whether he can live forever!Read More
This episode is a conversation with language perpetuators (aka professors) Kaliko Baker, PhD (from Hawai’i) and Rangi Matamua, PhD (from Aotearoa) about how one’s native language is the foundation of culture as well as personal and communal identity. We also discuss how investment in master-level language initiatives can also have a significant economic impact and strengthen the social fabric of a nation, even for non-native speakers.Read More
Episode 23 is a conversation with John “Prime,” a culturally grounded, local-to-global thinker, with deep roots in Pacific island communities. Born in Samoa and raised in Hawai'i, he is father and mentor who mixes the creativity and edginess of the hard hitting urban and graffiti art scene with a persona that is filled with aloha and a deep commitment to healing our kids and communities.Read More
ASTWR Ep.22: Kanehunamoku–The canoe as teacher and lifelong learning, is a conversation with Bonnie Kahapeʻa Tanner, program director and captain at the Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging academy. Kahapeʻa acquired her sailing skills, and many life skills, under the mentorship of Clay Bertelmann and the Makaliʻi ʻohana, as well as Papa Mau.Read More
JAH-topilot - ASTWR Podcast Episode No.21 - is a conversation with Mama T (a.k.a. Tricia Gonsalves) who is an amazing ital-chef and singer of Psalms. We chat about food as medicine, the body-mind-soul connection, and being a loving servant of Jah!
If we want a future based on the values of our ancestors that developed from their deep understanding of the natural world and living in harmony with long range cycles, then we must showcase what those futures would look like in equal measure to calling out how these values are being dismantled in real time.Read More
And Still The Waters Rise (ASTWR) Podcast Episode 20. Manufactured Noise: The deep structure of music, politics and climate change with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky.