More Former Employees Criticize Station Management At Akaku’s Dec. 15 Board Meeting

In addition to recently terminated Programming Director Shawn Michael, four additional former Akaku employees appeared at the Dec. 15, 2014 meeting of the public access cable channel’s board of directors to call for an independent investigation of management practices at the station. What’s more, one of the employees handed out copies of a letter signed […]

TONIGHT, Monday, Dec. 15: Akaku Board of Directors Meeting

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For those caught up in the drama unfolding over at Akaku, Maui County’s public access cable station, the nonprofit’s board of directors will be meeting tonight at the Akaku Center in Kahului. The meeting, according to Akaku’s policies and procedures, is “open to the public.” No agenda has yet been posted on the office’s front […]

Stream Down: The drama found on Akaku, Maui’s public access cable station, is nothing compared to what’s going on behind the cameras

For the people who provide public access cable television in Maui County, their whole reason for being is speaking out. “Empowering the community’s voice through access to media”–that’s the motto of Akaku, which runs local cable channels 53, 54 and 55 for the community. That means the station airs programming that’s often at odds with […]

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

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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 […]

Birthdays Beats and Benefits

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In 1870, Tiffany & Co. (no doubt for marketing purposes) published passages purportedly of Gregorian tradition, poetically describing birthstones attributed to each month. September’s stanza reads, “A maiden born when autumn leaves / Are rustling in September’s breeze / A sapphire on her brow should bind / To bring her joy and peace of mind.” […]