If you are a hula dancer you know who Kim Taylor Reece is. The renowned photographer is one of the first to capture the movement of hula kahiko. Talk story host McKenna Maduli was invited to visit the artist at his North Shore gallery for a very special photo shoot.
With his smooth vocals and deeply personal mele, solo artist Josh Tatofi continues to make waves with his music. He has been called the "Polynesian Luther Vandross" by Hawaiian Music Live and was named Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
McKenna grabs some treats from Jamba and invites some friends over for a vision board party. McKenna says that vision boarding is “Something I have practiced for a very long time, thoroughly enjoy doing, and helps me positively visualize my life and how to remind myself to live it with purpose.
In Hawaii, you never go to a pāʻina empty handed. So, host McKenna Maduli challenges Josh Tatofi to a shopping game at Nom Nom. With one minute on the clock, they race to see who can get the best party favors.
McKenna wala’au’s with Hawaii News Now Sunrise Reporter Lacy Deniz about her special day. Lacy got married earlier this year at her hometown in Kona on the Big Island. McKenna says she was so honored to be invited to the wedding and it was one of her favorite weddings ever!
McKenna meets up with the Delima family, also known as Kapena. Kelly Boy, Lilo, Kalenaku, and Kapena Talk Story and sing with McKenna. She says, “ I talk a lot about legacy on Talk Story, and you guys are living it, and now Kapena you have two amazing young children that you’re just throwing in th
Talk Story host McKenna Maduli meets up with Natalie Ai Kamauu at her favorite nail salon, City Nails. For Natalie, her hulali style all starts with her nails. She tells McKenna, “It really is all about reflecting the light and making others sparkle around you.
Makenna Maduli is very talented at decorating inside the hale, but she is turning to her gal pal and stylist Holly Tomita for help outside. The pair meet up at Holly’s neighborhood City Mill in Kaneohe.
Local filmmaker Alika Maikau sits down to Talk Story with host McKenna Maduli. She asks him, “First of all where are you from?” Maikau grew up in Kaneohe, “Born and raised. I went to Castle and everything.
McKenna meets up with L&L CEO Elisia Flores at their location in the First Insurance Center on the corner of Beretania St and Ward Ave. This location is unique because it is a cafeteria. Here you can find some specialty items that you can’t get at any other L&L.
Host McKenna Maduli and Grammy Nominee Josh Tatofi go head to head to see who can guess the mystery snack at Nom Nom, Hele’s trusty snack shop. We can see them, but they can’t see us. If they could, they would see lots of laughter.
McKenna and Anuhea recap special moments from Anuhea’s wedding day. SCRIPT: Anuhea gives a shout out to all the Hawaii brides- to-be when McKenna asks her to share take away wisdom from her wedding day.
In this special edition of Talk Story: 100 Years of Song Contest we take a look at the history, elements and mo’olelo of the Kamehameha Schools tradition. This annual event continues to elevate the true fabric of Hawai’i through its haumana, alumni and Pauahi’s legacy.
You can hear the wedding bells ringing as McKenna meets Anuhea for her final wedding dress fitting at Casablanca Bridal & Formals. The first look at the blushing bridge brings tears, chicken skin, and all the feels!
McKenna and Grammy nominated musician Josh Tatofi surprise unsuspecting customers with a chance to win a gas card if they can finish the words to various Kapena songs. Watch locals test their music knowledge as they are challenged to sing the lyrics of some of Kapena’s greatest hits.
Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety of others.