There are obviously many, many reasons why you oughta book a flight over to Honolulu and check out the Hawaii Book and Music Festival, but looking over the list of speakers and panelists, we kept seeing familiar names–people from Maui, authors who've written fantastic books about Maui or great authors we've written about. So here they are: Julie Checkoway wrote The … [Read more...] about 7 people you should check out at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival on Oahu
1. On Apr. 17, Maui book publisher Arnie Kotler announced that he was selling his Maui-based Koa Books (all 12 of its titles will remain in print, he says). When did Kotler found Koa Books? A. 1995 B. 2000 C. 2005 D. 2010 E. 2015 2. The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced that Maui County’s unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) for March … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Can you afford to go to House Speaker Joe Souki’s upcoming campaign fundraiser?
It was a very bloody war. Today, most historians simply call it “the Civil War,” but it was anything but. From 1861 to 1865, nearly 3 million Americans fought in it, and more than 750,000 died as a result of the fighting, though most (two-thirds) succumbed to disease rather than violence. Those who died amounted to 2.5 percent of the U.S. population at that time. Were we to … [Read more...] about Talking story with author Wayne Moniz about Hawaii’s hidden Civil War history