The Value of Hawai‘i

The Value of Hawaiʻi 2 Town Square Conversations



Thursday, June 26th, 5-6 pm
Ancestral Roots and Oceanic Visions
With The Value of Hawaiʻi 2 Co-editors Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua and Aiko Yamashiro


Thursday, July 3rd, 5-6 pm
Visions for Pacific Islander Immigrants as Part of Hawai’i's Present and Future
With Innocenta Sound-Kikku, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Kat Lobendahn


Thursday, July 10th, 5-6 pm
Island Style and Youth Activism
With John “Prime” Hina, James Koshiba and Lisa Grandinetti


Thursday, July 24th [rescheduled from July 17th], 5-6 pm
The Role of Spirituality in Community Building
With Hāwane Rios, Mark Patterson and Ashley Galacgac


Town Square, hosted and produced weekly by Beth-Ann Kozlovich, is one of the oldest of Hawaii Public Radio’s public affairs programs. Since its inception in 1999, Town Square has provided a lively forum for political, social, educational and cultural issues. While featuring round table discussion, listeners are also encouraged to ask questions and provide their own insights.

Please tune-in to the next four editions of HPR2’s Town Square, for a series of conversations that address how we might work together to create a better Hawaiʻi and assess the issues of Pacific Islander immigration, spirituality in community building and island-style activism amongst youths.

Our collaboration with Town Square starts this Thursday, June 26th and continues weekly through July 17th on 89.3 FM from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Town Square may also be accessed live from the HPR2 website at For those interested in calling-in during the live show, please call 941-3689, or toll free 1-877-941-3689.

**The Value of Hawai’i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions (UH P, April 2014) is a collection
of essays, poetry, and artwork, asking: how can more of us protect and create waiwai, value, for
coming generations?

For more information about the book and any upcoming events, please visit us on the web: or on facebook: The Value of Hawai’i community programming is sponsored by The Center for Biographical Research and the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities.