If you've never been to Hawaii, this episode will transport you to the precious cultures and traditions of these magnificent islands. My guest Stephanie Malia Krauss shares stories of her mom Laurie Nalani and the great efforts Stephanie's parents went to keep their daughter connected to her Hawaiian roots.
If you'd like to make a donation to help the survivors of the horrific August 2023 fires on the island of Maui, especially the town of Lāhainā, Stephanie suggests the following organizations:
"If you’re looking to donate to relief efforts, I recommend Hawaii People’s Fund, Hawaii Community Foundation, or the Public Schools Foundation of Hawaii.
Hawaii is made up of 137 islands, but only 7 of the 8 largest islands are inhabited. The 7 major Hawaiian islands are Oahu, Maui, Hawaii (Big Island), Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, and Niihau. Kahaoolawe is the 8th largest Hawaiian island, but it's against the law to visit unless you're there for a valid volunteer work opportunity.
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