Over the course of mid-2011, people from all over Hawai’i came together to record a conversation at a StoryCorps site in Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.
Among the interviewed were EWC alumni: Ric Trimillos (ISI 62-64, CLI 83, ICC 84, APEd 05, OEA 05), Amy Agbayani (ISI 64-69, PI 77, Assoc 06), and Azeema and Kuhio Vogeler (KS 94-95, AFF 95-98, GDF 05-07).
StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
During its 2011 visit to Hawai’i, StoryCorps interviewed people, who talked about heritage, history, and community in all kinds of ways. The organization heard from kupuna, taro farmers, ukulele musicians, surfers, cowboys, and coffee farmers. People shared stories about love, grief, celebrations, and what it means to be Hawaiian.