HiUP #20 – Pithless

Show twenty is sadly lacking the usual appearance by Jen, but there’s still a lot to love. After the news comes a local girl band from Aliamanu. We then join a foodie friend for lunch at a great Italian place downtown. Next stop, Waipahu, where we check out a bon dance. Finally, I mark an arbitrary podcast milestone with another giveaway, this one seeking out your stories, in your own voice. Yes, I mean you! Give me a ring and you could win a T-shirt, some local candy, or maybe even both!

In this show:

  • 00:44 HawaiiUP Menu
  • 01:50 HawaiiUP Headlines:
    Akaka Bill, Average Wage, 600,000 Tourists, Snake Hunt, Maui Deacon Indicted, Historic Hula Line
  • 17:20 “I Almost Died in a Volvo” by Hope on Horizon
  • 21:04 Cafe 8 1/2 on Alakea St. with HawaiiDiner.com
  • 25:30 Blank Audio Postcard: Bon Dance
  • 30:20 HawaiiUP Giveaway

Special thanks to Akamai Brain Collective for providing our theme song. To download this episode, click the “Pod” icon below to get it via Coral cache, or cut-and-paste the following URL to grab the local file:


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5 Responses to HiUP #20 – Pithless

  1. Michael Garcia says:

    Hi Ryan.

    Just wanted to let you I really enjoyed your last podcast. I used to go that 8 1/2 Italian cafe when I worked downtown along Bishop St. — and that was about 10 years ago. Glad to hear they are still serving up “oishi” lunches.

    I’m the one living in Tokyo, Japan, who just left a phone message. I hope I’m lucky enough to get one of your goodies. Oh, don’t worry about the shipping, it can go to my mom in Ewa Beach and she can send it to me in my next “care package”.

    After listening to you and other podcasters, I’m seriously thinking about doing my own podcast. I’m not very tech savvy, but I’ve been trying to learn as much as can by listening to other podcasters and searching the internet. However, some of the stuff goes over my head.

    I guess the first thing I need is to get a website so that I have a place to post my podcast. Do you mind if I tap you for information and advice? Thanks!!

    Take care!!

  2. Keoni says:

    Letters to the Editor
    Posted: 8.10.05
    Honolulu Advertiser



    The dream of sovereignty is unattainable. The Akaka bill is a trap, codifying second-class citizenship.

    There’s only one way for the Hawaiians to go: just be Americans. It worked for the Irish, the Poles, the Czechs, the Germans, the Chinese, the Vietnamese; only the Native American is on a reservation today.

    What is a cultural heritage worth if it means your children will be forever relegated to poverty? Put the past in a museum yourself before someone else puts you there forever.

    Wayne Wisecarver
    San Rafael, Calif.

  3. Keith says:

    The key difference here is that all those ethnic groups you mentioned came to the United States and Hawaii from somewhere else in the last few hundred years. Hawaiians and Native Americans have inhabited their lands since time immemorial. Surely, that should count for something.

  4. Keoni says:

    Letters to the Editor



    In his Aug. 10 letter “Hawaiians should just be Americans,” Wayne Wisecarver states ” … just be Americans. It worked for the Irish, the Poles, the Czechs, the Germans, the Chinese, the Vietnamese … ”

    This statement shows a complete disregard for world history and a huge misuse of simple logic. If Mr. Wisecarver cares to notice, Ireland, Poland, Germany, China, etc. are still sovereign countries. The Irish who became Americans came to America — whereas the country of Ireland did not become America. On the other hand, the Hawaiians did not go to America, America came to Hawai’i and illegally overthrew them.

    So unless you really think that the countries of Ireland, China and the rest are actually a part of America, we would prefer you keep your poorly-thought-out reasoning in California. Apples are not the same thing as oranges.

    David Cook
    Kea’au, Hawai’i

  5. Kevin in HB says:

    As a Haoli living in HB California, I can tell you that I love Hawaii, and its people. Hawaiians have been treated not much better than the American Indian. I’m not at all threatened by Hawaiian Sovereignty. In fact I welcome it. I pose this question: why is the fate of the Akaka bill is being decided by Haoli men in Washington, who have no affinity for Hawaii or its people?
    I say let Hawaii citizens decide whats best for them.

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