History Class

We talked about early experiences of Malele and the most influential person in her life.

Sense of Place Kelly Watanabe

For this assignment I interviewed my father, Ryan Watanabe. He has lived in Hawaii, on O’ahu, all his life. We talked about his “sense of place” and how it has changed over time, environmentally and sociologically.

Hawaii Stories, Part 1

Polly Schneider shares stories about her sister, Dorthy “Dot” living in Hawaii.

Sense of place

Teresa Ventura talking about her life growing up and her experiences

Growing up in a multicultural household and experiencing culture shock and bullying

A 15 year old and 13 year old talk about what it’s like going from being the majority to being the minority. They explain what it was like to grow up with multiple cultures and being different from everyone around...

James Ao and his dad talk about their favorite place in the world and some memories.

In the interview recorded in November, 2017 in Roslyn, NY, James interviews his step dad about his favorite place or in general his favorite everything. James’s dad shares his favorite childhood memories and memories right now on the people that...

Get Lucky and Never Quit

Having a true appreciation for relaxation, Linda Pfeffer speaks with her grandson, Jake Joel, while sitting on the beach in Hawaii on Thanksgiving of 2017. Linda shares an abundance of stories, each with a golden lining, that resonates with Jake...

What was it like?

How life is a Hawaii in one perspective.

Sense Of Place

I interview my mom Kehau Wall Hershey, who has lived in Hawaii sense 1958.

Growing up in Hawaii with Melia

Melia talking about what it was like to grow up hi Hawaii and what she loved most about it.

Lloyd Lacy Jr.s Past

This interview is about my grandfathers childhood, his future dreams, his bad deeds as a kid, education, regrets, summers, entertainment, and the jobs he kept as a teen.

Changes in the community.

My dad’s experience in transitioning from a mainland style to a mentality of Aloha in Hawaii.

Mae Murnan (95) and granddaughter Tiffany Albrecht (46) with greats David & Bryce: ”young and younger”

Tiffany, Granddaughter, interviews Grandma, Mae Murnan, about the love of her life, her husband, Wilbur “Bill” Murnan. They met in Hawaii during the war, were married short months later, and the war was over a week after their honeymoon. She...

How joining the military changed a life.

In William’s Interview with Bruce Miller his grandfather on November 26th, discussing similarities and differences growing up in different generations and what it was like joining the war, leaving family behind. Joining the military is definitely a great challenge and...

Sense of Place & Change

I interviewed my mom, about her idea and life experience of place and change. This interview is talking about “Sense of Place”. How place and people can impact individual identity and culture. How change in all aspects of life (political,...

“Pulling with Faith”- A Firsthand Hukilau Experience with Sister Kekela Miller

In this interview with Sister Miller, we talked about the origins of the Hukilau performed by the people of Laie. Auntie Kela (Sister Miller) shared her experience as a youth serving, dancing, and preparing for the Hukilaus. Auntie Kela shared...

Grandpa Chuck’s childhood antics

Grandpa Chuck talks about all the things he used to do when he was a kid in Hawaii.