The story of the 442nd regimental combat team is a familiar one to most in Hawai‘i. During World War Two, the 442nd was made up of Japanese-American soldiers, and along with the 100th Infantry Battalion, the unit was very highly decorated. An exhibit called “Go For Broke” has been touring the islands and its final stop was Kaua‘i. That’s where HPR contributing reporter Joe Day sat down for a conversation with one of the veterans of the 442nd.
Plans for a new dairy farm on Kauai are stirring up some controversy. The Ulupono Initiative backed by billionaire Pierre Omidiyar has big plans for the South Shore. But as HPR contributor Joe Day reports from Kauai, not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.
The National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Thousands of plant species are spread over nearly 2,000 acres at the natural preserve. It’s also home to the Breadfruit Institute, the world’s leading center for the study of the plant. Dr. Diane Ragone heads the institute and spoke with HPR contributing reporter Joe Day.