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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 31 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.

Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with Sean Naʻauao

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

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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with Kainani Kahaunaele

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

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Talk Story with Palani Vaughan

Stories and Songs from Hawaiʻi’s Musicians. Interviewed by Jessica Dofflemyer in 2005

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Talk Story with Cindy Combs

Stories and Songs from Hawaiʻi’s Musicians
Interviewed by Jessica Dofflemyer in 2005

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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with Ernie Cruz, Jr.

Interviewed by Kilipaki Vaughan at New Boomer Music
Celebrating the songs & Stories from Hawaiʻi’s Musicians 2010

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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with 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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Talk Story with Jeff Peterson

Talk Story with Jeff Peterson was produced and engineered in the studio at KKCR Kauaʻi Community Radio. Jeff Peterson was interviewed by Linda Lester Keale in February of 2020

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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. 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