Olelo Community Media

Community Update

5th of October 2017

‘Ōlelo and the Future of Public Education

On October 3, ‘Ōlelo hosted a panel discussion “Designing Schools for Hawai’i’s Future” which featured Governor David Ige, Board of Education Chairman Lance Mizumoto, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, Principal Keith Hayashi of Waipahu High School and Stephanie Mew, 2016 State Teacher of the Year. The discussion was moderated by Ian Kitajima of Oceanit. On the production crew were volunteers from the […]


3rd of October 2017

All Hawaiʻi PEGs Unite For Free Speech Week

Free Speech Week (FSW) is a yearly event to raise public awareness of the importance of free speech in our democracy and to celebrate that freedom. As freedom of speech is a right all Americans share, this non-partisan, non-ideological event is intended to be a unifying celebration.  This year’s Free Speech Week is observed October 16-22, […]


Kāneʻohe’s One Man Band

By Donna Ylen, Kāneʻohe Media Center Manager Mike Hall has been a producer and volunteer since 2009, originating at Windward Community College and now calling the Kāneʻohe Media Center his home center.  Today, Mike Hall is a One Man Band, videotaping and editing the Ko’olau Baptist Church Services every Sunday. Mike sees the Kāneʻohe Media Center “as […]


2nd of October 2017

New Production Van’s Maiden Voyage

On Saturday, September 30, ‘Ōlelo Community Media’s brand new EFP (Electronic Field Production) Van had its maiden voyage to provide live coverage of the 2017 Aloha Festivals Floral Parade held on Kalākaua Avenue in Waikiki.  The van was stationed near the Waikiki police station starting at 7am and was in operation until about noon.  A crew consisting […]


‘Ōlelo at Children & Youth Day 2017

In 1994, the Hawai‘i State Legislature and Governor Waihee established Children and Youth Day (CYD) in Hawai‘i as the first Sunday of every October to celebrate and honor our children and youth and the special contributions they make to our community. After much community discussion, Act 30 of 1997 was passed to dedicate the entire […]


28th of September 2017

ACM Alumni Reps ‘Ōlelo

On September 15, Māpunapuna Community Media Associate Corinne Makahilahila and Community Relations Manager Eloise Harris were invited to speak about ‘Ōlelo at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Academy for Creative Media (ACM).  Corinne, an alumni of the ACM program, had this to say: “It was an honor to attend ACM’s Orientation, and to have […]


25th of September 2017

‘Ōlelo Joins The Movement!

In late August, ‘Ōlelo participated in Aloha United Way’s #JoinTheMovement campaign which focuses on getting young professionals involved in giving back to the community.  AUW called for various non-profits to shoot a lip dub video to Hawaiian Style Band’s “Let’s Talk Story”. The staff of ‘Ōlelo Community Media shot this video in a record 30 minutes (one […]


10th of August 2017

Conservation Stories Captured through New Kupu Collaboration

By Eloise Harris, Community Relations Manager Media and conservation stewardship combined through a new collaboration with Kupu, a local non-profit that prepares youth for Hawai‘i’s growing green economy through mentorship and training.  Within two months, Kristina Nip and Jayson Doo of Leeward Community College, Punahou graduates Marissa Miller and Sean Yim, and Rice University bound […]


7th of August 2017

185 Years in Haleiwa

Historic Lili’uokalani Protestant Church located in Haleiwa, on the famous North Shore of O’ahu, hosted their 41st Annual Benefit Luau on Saturday, August 5, celebrating 185 years of the church’s existence. Wahiawā ‘Ōlelo’s certified volunteers were there to capture this monumental and historical event, to which local halau’s from surrounding communities came to pay tribute. Take note […]


Little Things Making A Big Difference

By Jimbo Taylor, Community Media Manager, Nānākuli Community Media Center “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” ~ Marjorie Moore Averaging four feet, eleven inches and too young to vote, Nānākuli […]