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My guest today is George Kahumoku Jr., a multiple Grammy Award-winning master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer, teacher, artist, story-teller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur. He joins us today to share his music, his books, and his love for Hawaii. 

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My guest today is Major General (Retired) John Scott Harrel. John was the California Deputy Adjutant General-Army from 2009-2011. In this capacity, General Harrel commanded and provided operational, training and guidance for the California Army National Guard a force of over 17,000 soldiers. His active military service began in 1975 and he retired in 2013. John’s civilian career included California Deputy Attorney IV, Torts, Condemnation and Civil Rights Defense Section. He is also a Commissioner for the Boy Scouts. He and his wife Colonel Linda Harrel (retired) are part time Maui residents. John’s books include Soviet Cavalry Operations and The Nisibis War.

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My guest today is Juliet Blackwell. With over twenty-five novels, translated in 11 languages, Juliet believes in the magic of language, travel, and cultural exchange to open hearts, minds, and souls. She penned the New York Times Bestselling Witchcraft Mysteries; the Haunted Home Renovation series and the Art Lover’s Mystery series, nominated for the Agatha-Award. She lives in a hundred-year-old house with extensive botanical gardens in Northern California and spend time in Europe and Latin America.

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In this video, hosted by my friend and fellow writer Elaine Gallant, I talk about Amazon's newest format for reading - Vella. My first novel, Under the Monkeypod Tree, based on Maui, can still be found on Vella. My latest series, PAPERDOLLS, is no longer on Vella because it is under contract with a literary agent. 

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Our topic today is Reading to our Keiki (children) and we’re

joined by an expert in the field, Joanne Laird. Joanne was a teacher in Northern California before moving to Maui where she found her encore career as the library lady of Kihei Hawaii. She is the program director for the nonprofit organization Read Aloud America. 

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Joining me today is Maui author and historian Jill Engledow. Jill wrote the fictional novels: The Island Decides and A Dollar and Love. Her nonfiction books include Haleakala A History of the Maui Mountain, Sugarcane Days, Remembering Maui’s Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company, Exploring Historic Upcountry, The Spirit Lives On and others.

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Today we’re talking to Maui’s premier storyteller, performer, freelance writer, and radio & television personality Kathy Collins, best known and loved as a storytelling comedic personality. Kathy performs Issunboshi, sometimes translated as the inch-high samurai, a Japanese children’s folktale that she performs as Tita – her feisty alter ego, who tells the story in her native tongue, Pidgin.

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Joining me today is Maui writer Diana Warren, author of the children’s book A Frazzled Christmas Tale. If you have ever thought about writing a children’s book this video is for you.

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My good friend and neighbor Kenneth DeWalt is the son of famous saxophonist Jr. Walker, leader of the American soul band Jr. Walker & The All Stars. They were one of Motown’s signature acts in the 1960s. Their many hit songs include “How Sweet it is to be Loved by You,” “What Does it Take to Win your Love,” and “Shotgun.” Kenneth wrote a book about his celebrity family called Shotgun: The Making of a Legend, the Life Story of Jr. Walker and the All Stars. The YouTube link to the show is https://youtu.be/dn0EaRXe2Po.  You can also view it on the YouTube playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQpkwcNJny6k3GeYp6ipULIhR-EJtgYJZ) for Books! Books! Books!. The Vimeo link to the show is https://vimeo.com/740227167.  You will also be able to find and play the show on demand on thinktechhawaii.com and as a podcast on iTunes and Spotify.

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Join me for my latest ThinkTech Hawaii show. Dr. Michael Sedler discusses his books What to Do When Words Get Ugly and When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up (with an impressive 400,000 copies sold). His books are faith based and inspire people toward love, compassion, and relationships with others. He travels the United States and Canada providing consultation services and seminars for schools, agencies and businesses and has worked for The Heritage Institute for over 30 years. Dr. Sedler joins us from Idaho but calls Spokane Washington home.

Here are the links for it, https://youtu.be/SfHVQKdZXIg on YouTube.com/thinktechhawaii