#035: Kealani Cook

#035: Kealani Cook

Dr. Kealani Cook is a history professor at UH West Oahu and one of Jamie’s oldest friends. We talk about his job at the UH press, how he got his PhD, why history should be the study of power, and his book, “Return to Kahiki: Native Hawaiians in Oceania.”

Flop sweat sadness (It’s a real thing!)

Kea, Jamie and friends, a long long time ago at the house on Coyne St
Kea and his wife Robyn
Jamie, Kea and Robyn
Playstation in the Kalihi house with Cho (lying on the ground)
Teaching at West Oahu
The day Jamie realized Kea was an adult (he did a history lecture for her kid’s Cub Scouts den)
Hawaiian-Samoan meeting aboard Kaimiloa 1887
The pic Kea talks about of John Baker
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#007: Kiana “Kiki” Rivera

#007: Kiana “Kiki” Rivera

Kiana “Kiki” Rivera is an actor, director and playwright. She talks about writing her play, “Puzzy,” which debuted at New Zealand’s Pride Festival, how her mom reacted to the play, and being one of the first Pacific Islander lesbian playwrights.

 

Kiki with Donna Blanchard and Victor Rodger

 

Promo for “Puzzy” at Kumu Kahua Theatre:

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