Ep. 103 9/1/19 Lit for the Mauna, Part 3

This episode will air live on KTUH FM Honolulu (90.1 FM Honolulu, 91.1 FM North Shore, KTUH.org worldwide) on Sunday, 9/1, from 9pm to midnight HST. We will be recapping our Lit for the Mauna features and new pieces of literature and music that are submitted by the morning of 8/31! (Click that link for details on the call for materials.)


Emalani Case is a kanaka maoli teacher, writer, and blogger. She currently lives and works in New Zealand where she teaches Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. She comes from Waimea, Hawaiʻi.

Raised in Kalihi and Heʻeia, O’ahu, Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua is a kanaka aloha ʻāina, writer, mom, and professor of political science at UH Mānoa. She specializes in Hawaiian and Indigenous politics. Her book publications include The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School; Nā Wāhine Koa: Hawaiian Women for Sovereignty and DemilitarizationA Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land and Sovereignty, coedited with Kahunawai Wright & Ikaika Hussey; and The Value of Hawaiʻi 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions, coedited with Aiko Yamashiro. You can find more of her work at noegoodyearkaopua.com and follow her on Twitter @NoeGK.

‘Ihilani Lasconia is a third-year Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Ethnic Studies student at UH Mānoa. She is also a part of Kiaʻi Ke Kahaukani, which is a protect Maunakea group based out of UH Mānoa. She is also a member of the Ethnic Studies Student Association also known as “ESSA.”


  1. LIT: Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua shares a creative nonfiction piece, titled “On the Cattle Grate,” about her experience on Mauna Kea
  2. Amel Larrieux – “Beyond”
  3. LIT from episode 101: Emalani Case’s “30 Ways to Stand for Mauna Kea When You Cannot Physically Stand on Mauna Kea (One Way for Every Meter of the TMT)
  4. Hāwane Rios – “It’s Everything”
  5. LIT from episode 101: Emalani Case’s “12 Prayers for Mauna Kea (One for Every Hour Between Sunrise and Sunset)
  6. LIT from episode 102: : Lee KavaMonumental” 
  7. Led Zeppelin – Black Mountain Side
  8. LIT from episode 102: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s “Girl/women” + “While Fighting/uncomplicate” 
  9. Laura Ortman’s “Water Is Life”
  10. We Are Mauna Kea” (explicit) Lyrics by Punahele Kūkailimoku Kanikapila and ʻIhilani Lasconia. Music by Davin Alexander, on guitar. 
  11. LIT from episode 102: : M.G. Martin’s “Reckoning” 
  12. Horace Andy – Government Land (Give Up the Land)
  13. LIT from episode 102: : Serena Ngaio Simmons’s “Mauna Piece” 
  14. Explosions In the Sky – So Long, Lonesome



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s