Hawaii Matters 2020


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JANUARY

1/05/20 – Jacce Mikulanec, President and Executive Director Japanese Cultural of Hawaii

On this Sunday’s Hawaii Matters, Devon welcomes Jacce Mikulanec, President and Executive Director Japanese Cultural of Hawaii.  He talks about some of the JCCH’s programs and discusses his recent work with the Honouliuli national historical project, which preserves the Honouliuli internment camp that was used in World War II to house Japanese Americans during the war.

1/12/20 – Dr. Mason Turner from Kaiser Permanente

Devon welcomes back Dr. Mason Turner from Kaiser Permanente on Maui to talk about stress. What it is, how it affects your body and mind, and most importantly, ways to not let it control your life.

1/19/20 – Denise and Gus Solderholm

Denise and Gus Solderholm join Devon on today’s show to speak about mobility options for the disabled. There are many things that need to be kept in mind when trying to find options to keep your mobility and transit independence, and Denise and Gus discuss some things to look for, and how to maximize the effectiveness of the solutions that are available to you should you need mobility assistance.

1/26/20 – Terryn Davis, the Regional Care Manager for the Golden West Chapter of the ALS association

Terryn Davis, the Regional Care Manager for the Golden West Chapter of the ALS association, stops by to talk with Devon about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) otherwise known as Lou Gherig’s disease. Though there is no known cure, the Golden West Chapter has been working hard to help people living with ALS get the help they need to manage this insidious disease. We hear about what it’s like to care for someone with ALS, and how you can help in their fight against the battle to cure it.

FEBRUARY

2/2/20 – Trisha Kajimura, Executive Director for Mental Health America of Hawaii

This week, Devon welcomes in Trisha Kajimura, Executive Director for Mental Health America of Hawaii.  She and her staff are part of a national organization that helps promote mental wellness through education, advocacy and service.  She speaks about how MHA of Hawaii tries to help reduce the stigma of mental illness and improve the overall care, treatment and empowerment of those with mental illnesses and their families.

2/9/20 – Dr. Nicholas Nelken, Vascular Surgeon with Kaiser Permante

Dr. Nicholas Nelken, Vascular Surgeon with Kaiser Permante joins Devon in the Hawaii Matters studio to speak about Smoking cessation, and also takes time to discuss the vaping craze and how it has not necessarily helped curb smoking, plus some of the dangers of vaping.

2/16/20 – Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

Keith Amemiya, candidate for mayor, stops by to talk to Devon about his life and what has led him to decide to run for Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu.  He also discusses his time as the director for the Hawaii High School Athletic Association, and how he feels this experience will help him run the city.

2/23/20 – Mayoral Candidate Kymberly Pine

Councilmember Kymberly Pine takes some time to meet with Devon to discuss her decision to run for Mayor.  She also discusses her time in the state legislature and council member, and how those experiences helped shape her into the person she is today.  She also talks about what about those experiences led her to decide to run for Mayor.

MARCH

3/1/20 – Dr. Stephen Chang, Interventional Cardiologist with Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Stephen Chang, Interventional Cardiologist with Kaiser Permanente, explains how his department helps to save people who have had heart attacks, and gets into more details of how to keep yourself heart healthy so that you won’t need to see him!

3/8/20 – Michelle Kauhane, Senior Vice President of Community Grants & Investments

Michelle Kauhane, Senior Vice President of Community Grants & Investments, spends some time with Devon talking about the mission of the Hawaii Community Foundation and what they do.  She also discusses their new CHANGE framework, and how it will help guide the organization as they continue to help service and provide grants to groups that are doing great things to help all of us in Hawaii.

3/15/20 – Dr. Kevin Murphy, a podiatrist with Kaiser Permanente

This week on Hawaii Matters, Devon welcomes Dr. Kevin Murphy, a podiatrist with Kaiser Permanente, to talk about foot health.  We talk about everything from sprains to bunions and also how to take care of your feet if you’re diabetic.  You’ll be surprised to know how much important having healthy feet is to your overall health.