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KAUAʻI COMMUNITY RADIO’S TALK STORY SERIES


E malama, e hoʻomau a e hoʻolauleʻa pu i na mea a me ka nohona Hawaiʻi

Talk Story, known in Hawaiʻi as moʻolelo, is the tradition of personally sharing
important stories to preserve them for future generations

KKCR’s Talk Story Series is an ongoing cultural preservation project focusing on Hawaiian musicians who share their stories and songs for present and future generations. Kauaʻi Community Radio’s mission to preserve, perpetuate and celebrate Hawaiian Culture is fulfilled in part by our production of the Talk Story Series. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, KKCR has produced thirty Talk Story CDs since 2001 featuring Hawaiian musicians performing and talking story.

The Talk Story recordings featured on this page are in mp3 format. We are happy to provide high quality CDs to anyone interested while supplies last. Contact us at kkcr@kkcr.org or (808) 826-7774 or type in the Talk Story artist(s) requested and click donate below. All rights have been licensed to the Kekahu Foundation. Mahalo nui loa.


Dennis Kamakahi
Kauaʻi Community Radio proudly presents slack key master, and Hawaiian singer songwriter Dennis Kamakahi. Host Noel Brooks interviewed Dennis Kamakahi at KKCR’s studio, Princeville Hawaiʻi in April of 2001

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Keola Beamer
Kauaʻi Community Radio proudly presents Hawaiian music innovator and slack key master Keola Beamer. Host Manulele Clarke interviewed Keola Beamer in March of 2001 at KKCR’s studio, Princeville Hawaiʻi.

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Kuʻuipo Kumukahi
Kauaʻi Community Radio proudly presents Hawiian singer-songwriter and Hawaiian culture preservationist Kuʻuipo Kumukahi. Host Sandy Swift interviewed Kuʻuipo Kumukahi in March of 2001 at KKCR’s studio, Princeville Hawaiʻi.

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Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewitt
Kauaʻi Community Radio proudly presents singer-songwriter and kumu hula Frank Hewit Kawaikapuokalani Hewitt. and Hawaiian culture preservationist Kuʻuipo Kumukahi. Host Manulele Clarke interviewed Keola Beamer in March of 2001 at KKCR’s studio, Princeville Hawaiʻi.


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Nathan Liberato Kahikolu Kahapea Kalama
Kauaʻi Community Radio’s Talk Story from the Garden Island with Nathan Liberto Kahikolu Kahapea Kalama. Jessica Dofflemyer interviewed Nathan Kalama in Marchl 2002 at KKCR’s studio in Princeville Hawaiʻi. Talk Story from the Garden Island is the second Talk Story series from KKCR. Thanks from Nathan Kalama: “Mahalo nui loa to Ke Akua, my 5 parents, Aunty Nona Beamer and to those who have crossed my path and touched and inspired me to write music for and about them.”
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Lady Ipo and Nahoaloha
Kauaʻi Community Radio’s Talk Story from the Garden Island with Lady Ipo and Nahoaloha. Jessica Dofflemyer interviewed Lady Ipo in April 2002 at KKCR’s studio in Princeville Hawaiʻi. Talk Story from the Garden Island is the second Talk Story series from KKCR. Thanks from Lady Ipo: “Mahalo Ke Akua for my talents, my ohana and my friends who support me with their talents in music – Kalani Flores, Irene Higa, and Garret Santos. Aloha Ke Akua!”
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Bill Kaiwa
Kauaʻi Community Radio’s Talk Story from the Garden Island with Bill Kaiwa. Jessica Dofflemyer interviewed Bill Kaiwa in July 2002 at KKCR’s Studio in Princeville Hawaiʻi. Talk Story from the Garden Island is the second Talk Story series from KKCR. Thanks to Bill Kaiwa: “Mahalo to my father, John Waterhouse and to my sister, Jill Koiche.”
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George Kahumoku, Jr.
Noel Brooks interviewed George Kahumoku, Jr. in January 2003 at KKCR’s studio in Princeville, Hawaiʻi. This is the fourth Talk Story series from KKCR. Thanks from George Kahumoku, Jr. “Mahalo to KKCR, Auntie Maria and her gusband Bob, Manulele and the rest of the staff at KKCR. Also, Mahalo to Jobe Cabato my slack key student and friend.”


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Sean Naʻauao
Stories and Songs from the Heart of Kauaʻi
Interviewed by Sandy Swift in 2004


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Makana
Kauaʻi Community Radio’s Talk Story: Ka Hanauna Hou, The New Generation with Mankana. Jessica Dofflemyer interviewed Makana in March 2004 at KKCR’s studio in Princeville, Hawaii. Talk Story: Ka Hanauna Hou, The New Generation is the third Talk Story Series from KKCR. Thanks from Makana: Thank you to all of the benefactors, supporters and listeners of community-based radio worldwide. Freedom of speech is only as powerful as its platform. Special mahalo to Jessica Dofflemyer, Evan Tector, the board and members of KKCR and my kumu and kupuna throughout Hawaii Nei and planet earth.


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Kainani Kahaunaele
Ka Hanauna Hou: The New Generation
Interviewed by Jessica Dofflemyer in 2004


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Palani Vaughan
Stories and Songs from Hawaiʻi’s Musicians
Interviewed by Jessica Dofflemyer in 2005
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Cindy Combs
Stories and Songs from Hawaiʻi’s Musicians
Interviewed by Jessica Dofflemyer in 2005


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Ken Emerson
Kauaʻi Community Radio’s Talk Story – Ka a mea – The winds of change. Innovators of Hawaiian music and instruments. Interviewed by Noel Brooks in 2007


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Paul Togioka
Kauaʻi Community Radio’s Talk Story – Ka a mea – The winds of change. Innovators of Hawaiian music and instruments. Paul Togioka was interviewed by Kilipaki Vaughan in August 2007. Recorded at Fat Tuesday Records and KKCR.


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Jake Shimabukuro
Kauaʻi Community Radio’s Talk Story – Ka a mea – The winds of change. Innovators of Hawaiian music and instruments. Interviewed by Ken Jannelli
Celebrating the songs & Stories from Hawaiʻi’s Musicians 2007


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Ernie Cruz
Interviewed by Ken Jannelli
Celebrating the songs & Stories from Hawaiʻi’s Musicians 2010
John Cruz was interviewed by Ken Jannelli at KKCR’s studio in Princeville, Hawai`i
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Ernie Cruz, Jr.
Interviewed by Kilipaki Vaughan at New Boomer Music
Celebrating the songs & Stories from Hawaiʻi’s Musicians 2010
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John Cruz
Interviewed by Ken Jannelli
Celebrating the songs & Stories from Hawaiʻi’s Musicians 2010
John Cruz was interviewed by Ken Jannelli at KKCR’s studio in Princeville, Hawai`i
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Larry Rivera
Interviewed by Colett Welch
Songs and Stories of Hawaiʻi’s Contemporary Musicians 2013
Kauaʻi’s Ambassador of Aloha, Larry Rivera, was interviewed by Colett Welch at KKCR’s Princeville studio in 2013.
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Mike Young
Talk Story with Mike Young was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio. Mike Young was interviewed by Kaʻiulani Mahuka in KKCR’s Princeville Studio in 2014
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Jerry Santos
Talk Story with Jerry Santos was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio. Jerry Santos was interviewed by Auntie Maria Hickling in 2014
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Ledward Kaapana
Talk Story with Ledward Kaapana was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio. Ledward Kaapana was interviewed by Auntie Maria Hickling in 2015
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Paula Fuga
Talk Story with Paula Fuga was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio. Paula Fuga was interviewed by Thomas Kelleher in 2015
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Kuana Torres Kahele
Talk Story with Kuana Torres Kahele was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio. Kuana Torres Kahele was interviewed by Auntie Maria Hickling in 2016.
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Liko Martin
Talk Story with Liko Martin was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio. Liko Martin was interviewed by Kaʻiulani Mahuka in 2016
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Kūpaoa
Talk Story with Kūpaoa was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio by a grant from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. Kūpaoa, Kellen and Lihau Paik was interviewed by Auntie Maria Hickling.
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Keale
Talk Story with Keale was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio. Walt Keale was interviewed by Linda Lester Keale in 2018
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Aja Gample
Talk Story with Aja Gample was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio. Aja was interviewed by Linda Lester Keale in 2019
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Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom
Talk Story with Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio. Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom was interviewed by Linda Lester Keale in 2019
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The Talk Story recordings featured on this page are in mp3 format. We are happy to provide high quality CDs to anyone interested while supplies last. Contact us at kkcr@kkcr.org or (808) 826-7774 or type in the Talk Story artist(s) requested and click donate below. All rights have been licensed to the Kekahu Foundation. Mahalo nui loa.

High Quality CDs Available for most Talk Storys – Suggested Donation $25 for each CD.

Talk Story Artists with High Quality CDs Available: Ku’uipo Kumukahi, Nathan Liberato Kahikolu Kahapea Kalama, Lady Ipo and Nahoaloha, Bill Kaiwa, George Kahumoku, Jr. Palani Vaughan, John Cruz, Ernie Cruz, Jr., Ernie Cruz, Sr., Larry Rivera, Mike Young, Jerry Santos, Led Kaapana, Paula Fuga, Kuana Torres Kahele, Liko Martin, Kūpaoa, Keale, Aja Gample, Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom
High Quality CDs Available for most Talk Storys – Suggested Donation $25 for each CD.