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StoryCorps is Coming to Hawai‘i

April 25, 2022

Do you know someone you’d like to talk with about their experience in or with the military? Would you like to help preserve their story?

This June, Hawai‘i Public Radio is partnering with StoryCorps to gather two-person conversations as part of StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative

What kinds of stories are you looking for?
Whether it’s stories of service… stories of being marginalized… or stories that fall somewhere in between… we expect your stories to be as nuanced and diverse as our island communities. 

All are invited to participate, from service members and veterans and their families, to residents who have been impacted by military actions. StoryCorps sessions are intimate conversations between friends or loved ones, so we’re looking for pairs.

Where are the recordings taking place?
HPR and StoryCorps will facilitate approximately 50 recording sessions. Each recording session will take about 40 minutes. In-person recordings will take place in Hilo and Honolulu:

Hilo, June 8-10: The Lyman Museum and Mission House, 276 Haili St.

Honolulu, June 13-17: Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kāheka St.

Virtual recordings will take place June 6-7 for those in Kaua‘i and Maui counties, with more dates possible based on demand.

Sign up for a recording session here. You’ll be prompted to choose your time slot and fill out your contact information.

We know there are Guard retirees and those currently serving who have personal stories to share. Your story may be back stories to notable events or interesting personal military experiences.

This request to share your military story is from Valerie Yee, Vice President & Asst General Manager of Hawaii Public Radio. Carol (Yamaguchi) Kellett referred her to Retiree News. If you have questions or need more information, contact Valerie Yee at

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