Mon, Jan 16, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Hawaii - 'Lost Kingdom'Download audio (MP3)
Author Julia Flynn Siler joins us to discuss her new book about the rise and fall of Hawaii's royal family. We'll hear about Bay Area connections with the so-called sugar kings who controlled much of the arable land on the islands. And we'll meet a Hawaiian historian and a musician who'll perform traditional songs on the ukulele, including ones written by Hawaii's last Queen Lili'uokalani.
Host: Michael Krasny
- C. Ka'ala Carmack, ethnomusicologist (with a specialty in Hawaiian music), educator and musician
- Julia Flynn Siler, author of "Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, The Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure" and contributing journalist for the Wall Street Journal
- Noelani Arista, assistant professor of history at University of Hawaii at Manoa