This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort in Oahu, Hawaii. Although Waikiki Beach was originally a hot spot for royal surfers, now anyone can feel like royalty as they overlook the Diamond Head tuff cone, taking in the view of surfers beginning their careers in the waves. This week, award-winning musician Henry Kapono talks about his musical influences and growing up not being allowed to speak his own language. Chris Fitch discusses his upcoming book Atlas of Untamed Places, a collection of untamed areas around the world. The President of Pacific Rim Sports and the Event Director of OceanFest talks about the legend himself, Duke Kahanamoku, and how his legacy perseveres today. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort in Oahu, Hawaii.
Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
Henry Kapono, Award-Winning Vocalist and Composer, shares that he often plays feel good music so his audience walks away feeling better. He explains that he grew up in a time where Hawaiians could not speak their native language and how that has shaped his musical style. He also plays one of his hit songs, “Home In The Islands.”
Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief of Travel Weekly, discusses the current state of the tourism to and from the United States in regards to the “Trump Slump.” He also talks about why the travel ban goes beyond being just a ban and how it affects large cities that host conventions.
Tanya Glanville-Wallis, a public relations and communications professional and former Director of Communications at All Hands Volunteers, discusses the critical importance of being an informed volunteer. She also shares on the questions that should be asked before volunteering for a charity.
Chris Fitch, Author of Atlas of Untamed Places, discusses his upcoming book and his view on the “untamed” world. He believes that we should celebrate lands that have remained untamed and elaborates on the common opinion that Australia is overrun with “monsters.”
Tammy Moniz, Co-Founder and Instructor at Faith Surf School, discusses surfing: the various types of boards surfers use, the necessity of an instructor when starting to surf, and what makes Waikiki the best place for beginners.
Kaipo Ho, Director of Cultural Experiences for Outrigger Enterprises, discusses Waikiki’s reputation for hosting Hawaiian culture, and the past failings to do this in “appropriate” ways, which led the area to lose some of its identity. He also talks about Outrigger’s attempts to be the caregiver of the local culture, and the task of managing responsibilities to the community and to the guests.
Brent Imonen, President of Pacific Rim Sports, Inc. and the Event for Duke’s OceanFest, shares his excitement for Duke’s OceanFest 2017. He discusses the legendary Duke Kahanamoku and his legacy of sharing aloha around the islands. He also dishes about some of the stranger events at Oceanfest, including surfing dog and pig events.
Marco Olivari, General Manager of Blue Note Hawaii at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, talks about the many different styles of music that can be found at the Blue Note Waikiki and how Hawaii is a true melting pot of culture and style in every aspect.
Kelly Hoen, Area General Manager at Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, discusses Airbnb’s recent impact on the hotel industry. She also talks about how travelers desire authenticity and connection in a vacation destination and that Hawaii is the ideal place for this genuine connection.
By Louis Kent for PeterGreenberg.com