Olelo Community Media

Community Update

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 […]

1st of August 2017

Local Producer Bridges the Gap Between Hawai’i & Japan

‘Ōlelo is hub for bringing people and cultures together from around the world to create informative, inspiring, and even entertaining programs for community television.  Co-hosts Noco Ku’uleinani and Bobby Moderow (of the Hawaiian music band Maunalua) invited a group of beautiful hula sisters from Nagoya, Japan to the Kaimukī Community Media Center studio, taping their […]

19th of July 2017

Fantastic 4

The thousands of hours of programming on our channels are submitted by local producers.  Your neighbors.  People like you and me.   Far right – That’s (22 year producer) Molesi Sagapolutele who creates programs for the Samoan and Tongan community.  He brings stories from Samoa to his community here, as well as videotapes several of […]

13th of July 2017

After School Specials

‘Ōlelo’s Youth Xchange E3 (Empower, Equip, Engage) after school media program is full of young producers eager to engage with the community through media. Throughout the course, students get hands on experience with the entire production process including organizing a script, operating cameras, editing footage, interviewing subjects  on camera, and working with a crew.  Take […]

12th of July 2017

Fashion In Full Force – “Goodwill Goes Glam!”

Enjoy one of Hawaii’s most fashionable events of the season, the sixth annual Goodwill Goes GLAM! Fashion Show. This year’s show is produced by talented artist and fashion designer Kaypee Soh. Drawing his fashion mastery from his experiences in London, Canada, New York and Hawaii and his own line of fashion and home décor, Soh […]

Prince Lot Hula Festival 2017

The 40th anniversary of the Prince Lot Hula Festival. the largest non-competitive hula exhibition in Hawai‘i takes place this year at ‘Iolani Palace where Prince Lot Kapuāiwa maintained his official residence.  The festival showcases twenty of Hawai‘i’s finest hālau hula (hula groups) over the festival weekend.  It is presented by Moanalua Gardens Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to […]