"The Grand Unifier: Wai" with Ulu Ching
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9M ago
Welcome to the last episode of Season 4! This conversation with Moana Pōmaikaʻi Kauluwehiokaʻala Ching, aka Ulu, is a beautiful reflection of our deep connectedness with and through wai. The grand unifier. Ulu is so grounded in who she is and offers us a wonderful weaving of storytelling, genealogy of self, finding purpose, and seeing service to others as a service to ourselves.  Ulu Ching is an Island of Hawai’i wahine, kanaka oiwi, mother, and “conservationist” by profession, a term we reflect on in this episode. Ulu shares understandings beyond scientific analysis and procedural approa ..read more
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S.4 Bonus Episode-Mele of Wai for World Water Day
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by Root Cause Remedies
9M ago
This episode is a little love letter to wai in commemorating World Water Day 2022, this year's theme being “Making the Invisible, Visible” with a focus on groundwater to highlight the urgent need to protect it, which comes at a time of great relevance and reverence for us here in Hawaiʻi. Almost all of our liquid freshwater is groundwater, supporting drinking water supplies, sanitation systems, farming, industry and ecosystems. In some places, we simply do not know how much water is down there. But what we do know is that our groundwater and aquifers are essential to our lives and will continu ..read more
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S.4-E.4--The Fight for Wai on Maui with Bianca Isaki
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by Root Cause Remedies
9M ago
This episode is packed full of information on water law, historical cases, community organizing on Maui to end water diversions from private companies, and wahine, womens’ roles in the movement to restore wai. Our avid listeners may know that water is a public trust by law in Hawaiʻi, held as a human right for the benefit of all people. Bianca Isaki, Ph.D is one of those advocates with a wealth of experience and offers us some legal analysis on water rights and issues, a rigorous and detailed insight into an array of water protection movements that make up just a fraction of the broader landsc ..read more
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S.4.E.3-- Taking Back Our Waters with Eric Enos and Jonathan Scheuer
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by Root Cause Remedies
9M ago
In this episode we have the esteemed pleasure to have a talk-story session with two beloved water protectors about historical and present day struggles. Both of them uplift the brilliance in water and land protection movements that continue to be a force of resilience against decades of extraction, diversion, and disconnection.  Eric Enos is co-founder and Executive Director of Kaʻala Farm Inc.- whose mission to reclaim and preserve the living culture of Poʻe Kahiko (people of old) stretches back all the way to the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970’s, and Jonathan Scheuer, Ph.D who co ..read more
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S.4.E.2- Urbanism, Militourism, and Settler Colonialism's Impact on Oʻahu with Sean Connelly
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9M ago
"Militarism and water do not work well together. Because fresh water is everything... to destabilize ʻāina, you destabilize water."  In this episode we have the extreme pleasure of talking-story with the epic human- Sean Connelly who shares his journey from an elementary student concerned about ocean plastics to they're work today at the nexus of art, architecture, teaching, and aloha ʻāina activism. Sean has dedicated the past twelve years of their lives to research, education, and artistry that contemplates the meaning of urbanism, "militourism," and settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi.&nbs ..read more
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S.4, Ep.1- Noelani Puniwai- Pono Science & Storytelling of Wai
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9M ago
If you've been listening to the news or following social media the past month, you know water has been on everybody’s minds recently. Every day there is more happening at Kapūkaki, aka Red Hill. This episode was recorded on Dec. 7, 2021, shortly after Oʻahu's Board of Water Supply shut down the Halawa shaft to prevent possible contamination. At the same time there was historic rainfall throughout the paeʻāina with major impacts to the coasts, exacerbating already eroded areas. All just a sobering reminder to us all that the climate crisis is here and we all have a role in protecting the place ..read more
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Intro to Season 1- Wai with Lala Nuss
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9M ago
O la i ka wai. Water is life. And what a time to be talking about it. Oʻahu is experiencing a water crisis as a result of the Navy's continued negligence. Mauʻi suffers on-going stream diversion from reckless profit-seeking landowners. The climate crisis continues to threaten access to fresh water. The list goes on. There are many struggles to protect and defend water systems from foreign interests, militarism, and profit seeking landowners happening across our islands. But in true RCR fashion, we spoke to with grassroots water protectors throughout our islands to capture the many place-based ..read more
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Season 3 Bonus Episode- Energy as Akua and Continuum
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by Root Cause Remedies
9M ago
We finished up our season full of questions unpacking how our energy system works, who all the players are, and how to approach it in our daily fight for collective resistance and liberation from extraction and colonialism. One thing we do know, is that the energy system does impact every moment we use or communicate through our devices. And right now it is doing harm to communities hosting industrial scale energy facilities, our ʻāina, our native species, and the pocketbooks of working families struggling to make ends meet.  For all of the above, we are sharing two bonus episodes from re ..read more
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Energy as a pathway to Sovereignty
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9M ago
Closing out this mini-season on a high note with the members and partners of the grassroots created Hoʻāhu Energy Cooperative Molokaʻi and Shake Energy Collaborative. We've been talking a lot about the many layered and interconnected forms of oppression inherent in our privatized, corporate controlled, for-profit energy system. But these Molokaʻi community leaders are flipping the script and taking control to make community-led and owned energy development and distribution a reality.  Also, we will be taking a little break this summer but please stay posted on upcoming episodes in the fal ..read more
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Kahuku Kiaʻi Part 2- "Transforming Relations to Energy"
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9M ago
Welcome to part two of our conversation with Kahuku on their struggle for energy justice. In the first part of this episode, gave us the rundown on the AES Na Pua Makani wind power project. They talked about the issues with the project and the many ways, over several years, that they tried to intervene in the project. In this episode, we pick back up right to where the struggle got super kuʻe and Kahuku engaged in more than a month long blockade to stop the turbines from being constructed. In this part of the conversation, you will hear a lot of what we can think of as distributive justice- wh ..read more
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