It’s a gorgeous afternoon, and I’m at a beach in Kihei. It’s warm and clear; the sun is blazing over a crystal blue ocean. But I’m not there to jump in the water–instead, I’m searching for a cave that will protect me and possibly my loved ones in the event of a nuclear attack. I’ve been tipped off by a friend as to its existence (because of the nature of this story, I’m going … [Read more...] about On Da Beach: Fighting the fear as Hawaii prepares for nuclear war
Eh whale watch boat crew: I was deeply disturbed by my whale watch. The boat went right next to a purple noodle floating in the ocean but you didn’t pick it up. The captain and crew saw it and even acknowledged it but didn’t bother to take it out of the water. After the trip I asked one of the crew why you didn’t pick it up. She said, “Why didn’t you tell us it bothered you?” … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Your whale watch boat crew shouldn’t ignore ocean trash!
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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