Maui County Election Time: Vote Today, Complain Tomorrow


Well, we knew it would come to this. We’ve got an election today, and here’s to hoping that at least half of those who registered to vote will actually cast a ballot. And why not? Look at all those glossy mailers that have been clogging up our mailboxes for the last four months–those things cost […]

TONIGHT: New Maui PD Chief Tivoli Faaumu Appearing Live On Akaku

Chief Faaumu

If you’re curious about what newly minted Maui PD Chief Tivoli Faaumu thinks about law enforcement, then you might want to tune into Akaku Channel 55 tonight at 5pm (you can also see it on and hear it on K-AKU 88.5 on your FM dial). Shaggy Jenkins will interview Faaumu live. Worried that Faaumu won’t talk about […]

This Tuesday, July 15: Maui County Mayoral Race Candidates Forum


Thursday, July 10 was the deadline for Hawaii candidates running in the August Primary Election to get their first campaign finance disclosure forms over to the state Campaign Spending Commission. According to the filings, which cover Jan. 1 through June 30 of this year, there is a little more than $359,000 in the collective coffers of […]

This Tuesday, June 10: Akaku Studio Certification Course


Interested in producing or directing your own show? Akaku’s Studio Certification course can help. This Tuesday, the course will kick off for four days that will cover set lighting, video mixing, directing, hosting, live production and more. Students will be given the opportunity to work on Akaku shows to complete their certification. Students are expected to […]


The morning before I attended the screening of the new X-Men movie, I was cleaning out an old box of mementos and came across an odd flyer. It read “Mutants Are People Too!” on the cover. On the inner fold were details of how this country was full of Mutant Oppression and lacking Mutant Equality. […]

Here’s Why Dean Wong Of Maui’s Imua Family Services Will Never Stop Dreaming


Dean Wong is a dreamer. Not the kind who sits and ponders “what if,” the one who truly believes that a person can make his or her personal and career visions a reality. “I’ve always believed that anything you dream can be possible,” Wong says. “I’ve never not believed that the things you dream can […]

This Thursday to Saturday, April 3-5: Maui Rugby 7s

Rugby is now an official Olympic sport and will be part of the 2016 Olympic games. But you don’t have to go far to enjoy this popular Euro sport. Maui’s Rugby 7s tournament takes place this Thursday through Saturday, April 3-5. The tournament will donate to various local organizations including Akaku and the Kihei Youth […]

‘The Maui View’ Talk Show To Debut On Akaku Channel 54

First there was “The View” and then “The Talk.” Now we have “The Maui View,” a live talk show that will debut Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7pm on AKAKU Channel 54. The show is produced by local community leaders Lynn Araki-Regan, Leona Rocha Wilson, Becky Speere and Sharon Zalsos. The women also will co-host the […]

This Friday, JAn 24: @AkakuTV presents MOJO Mobile Production Workshop

Since smartphones now allow individuals to record what happens around them, AKAKU is offering a MOJO Mobile Production workshop this Friday. Students will learn how to produce a short video by utilizing their “i-devices.” A mobile production kit includes access to mobile editing apps, a wide angle lens and camera holder. Learn how to shoot, […]

This Saturday, Jan. 4: ‘Bringing It Home’ Q&A at Akaku


Akaku is hosting Bringing it Home filmmaker Linda Booker this Saturday at Akaku’s Kahului headquarters. Bringing It Home starts a conversation about the benefits of industrial hemp as an economic opportunity. Blaire Johnson will join Booker and talk about hemp’s benefits around the world and its potential here in the islands. Free. 11am-12:30pm. Akaku (333 […]