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Posts published in “Talk Story”

Talkstory with Chequita Loston

Chequita Loston’s fascination with boxing started as self-defense and a coping mechanism from getting bullied as a youngster growing up on Chicago’s South Side. Gradually,…

Talk Story with Mike Foster

Eight stars dotted the sleeve of Mike Foster’s shirt as he spoke at the American Medical Response offices during one of his shifts in Lihue.…

Talk story: Mel Rapozo

Mel Rapozo might be outspoken when it comes to government issues, but behind the scenes he’s also a major advocate of keiki sports. He’s been…

Talk Story: Chantell Balaan

Chantell Balaan is on a mission to understand how the gut microbiome affects brain function and human behavior, particularly in people with autism spectrum disorder.…

Talk Story: Rebecca Carnate

Where is the place to eat in Kaumakani? Rebecca’s Kitchen is a unique kitchen offering “local and Filipino food” on a call-in or pick-up basis…

Wala‘au at the barbershop

Manii Sanchez has been a professional barber since age 15. His friends paid him 50 cents a haircut, until he raised his rates and started…

Ada Koene – Talk Story

A fifth-generation rancher’s daughter, a spunky 4-year- old, and the mass of shoppers at the Kauai Culinary Market. How do you talk story with the…

Talking Story with Marco Engquist

Marco Engquist is a paramedic. He came to Kauai over four decades ago, and spent his first year on the island naked in a cave.…

Talk Story: Dickie Chang

Twenty-five years of “Wala‘au with Dickie Chang.” Who would have believed it? Chang smiles when asked for his thoughts about a quarter century of doing…

Talk Story: Lyah Kama-Drake

When the pu sounds at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, Kauai will celebrate King Kamehameha Day with a ho‘olaule‘a at the luau grounds on…