Aug 15      Fish Tales! (Jim Lewis, George Kahumoku, Woody Fern)
Aug 22      Holua Sledding (Nyla Ching-Fujii, 'Tita' Kathy Collins, Makia Malo)
Aug 29      Forgiveness (MacLees, Gere w/ Rosenthal, McGowen, Chang)


Sept 5       They Met Pele (Nyla Ching-Fujii, Jeff Gere, 'Tita' Kathy Collins)
Sept 12     Hale O Papa (all Dawn Wasson)
Sept 19     Two Asian Spookies (Ethnohtec, Alton Chung)
Sept 26     Kawelo O Mana' (Brenda Freitas-Obregon, Sandra MacLees)


Oct 3         Two Trips to the Graveyard (Lewis, McCarthy & Leslie Kline)
Oct 10       Jack & the Evil Mountain Spirit (Gere/Adam, Akaka, Cini)
Oct 17       Nightmarchers with Marie Solomon (all Marie Solomon)
Oct 24       Hoichi the Earless (Alton Chung, Marie Solomon)
Oct 31       Old Mililani Graveyard (all Jeff Gere)


Nov 7        Charcoal Cruncher (Sandra MacLees, Bret Fetzer, James McCarthy)
Nov 14      Hiin Legends Marie Solomon (all Marie Solomon)
Nov 21      Pele: Mother & Father's Tale (Nyla Ching-Fujii, Solomon, Gere)
Nov 28      Pele: Halema'uma'u (Tita, Elly Tepper, Gere, Lava Jam Band)

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Week of Aug 15                   HOLUA SLEDDING

Kahawale & Pele (7:45) (Hawaiian) adapted & told by Nyla Ching-Fujii from CD,Voices from My Island Home | Kahawale & Pele (9:40) adapted & told by "Tita" Cathy Collins @ TSF '03 (also on CD, Tita Out!).   Sledding On Punchbowl (9:01) personal childhood tale by Makia Malo from cassette, Tales from a Hawaiian Boyhood Volume 1. Makia was a Regional Teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee, 1995.

MUSIC: San Souci , Makana , CD Makana . Roadbone , Willy Porter , CD   High Wire Live. Jacked Up Slack, Makana , CD Makana.

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Week of Aug 22                   FISH TALES!

Sylvia , (5:20) Jim Lewis from CD, Gold Arrow Campfire Stories Personal Tale: The Shark (8:14). George Kahumoku, Jr. @ TSF 2004. Many recordings & a book of personal tales, A Hawaiian Life , which includes this story. A Fish Story (1:56) Jim Lewis from CD, Gold Arrow Campfire Stories. His Majesty's Majestic Fish (10:24) by Austin Strong (the boy in the story) told by Woody Fern @   2001Talk Story Festival.

MUSIC: The Weight , Cassandra Wilson , CD Belly Of The Sun. Running To Stand Still , U2 , CD Joshua Tree.

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Week of Aug 29                    FORGIVENESS

The Bet On The Ox (Jataka Tale),(8:13) Sandra MacLees @ Talk Story Festival 1999 The Envier & the Envied Man , (16:09) from The Porter's Tale, one of   The 1001 Tales from the Arabian Nights. Jeff Gere, storyteller, Steven Rosenthal flutes and gongs, Reggae McGowen percussion, Willow Chang dance dramatics (crazy Princess). Performed at 2003 Talk Story Festival.

MUSIC: Mary Magdelene , Patty Larkin , Stranger's World. Heading for Glory , African Head Charge , CD, In Pursuit of Shashamane Land.

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Week of Sept.5                     THEY MET PELE

A Volcano's Edge (5:55) Nyla Ching-Fujii from CD, Voices From My Island Home I Met A Man Who Met Pele (10:55), Jeff Gere @ Camp Mokuleia, music by Ozzy Kotani, (Dancing Cats Records), Philip Johnston (Music For Films). Herb Kane & Pele in Ka'u (9:05), Kathy Collins (Tita) @ Talk Story Festival 2004.

MUSIC: Feel Your Way , & The Ride , Kelli Heath . Fires of Pele , Ernie Cruz Jr ., Portraits.

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Week of Sept. 12                  HALAWA- HALE 'O PAPA

All these experiences are told by Dawn Wasson on her cassette by this name. Aotearoa Challenge (1:26), Opening Luakini (3:05), Spirit In The Drum (5:46), Aiea Woman (2:15), Spirits Watching (2:26), Psychics from Australia (1:39), Bathing Pool (2:46), Woman Posessed (3:17), Hawaiian Spirituality (3:02), Pahu & Chant (1:12)

MUSIC: Original Slack-Key Compositions, Kelli Heath for Talk Story Radio.

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Week of Sept. 19                  TWO ASIAN SPOOKIES

Aswang! (12:38) Filippino tale told by duet Ethnohtec on cassette, Tales of Terror. Jikiniki (12:27) Japanese tale collected by Lafcadio Hearn. Told by Alton Chung on his CD, Obake! Alton was raised in Hawaii, lives in Portland, Oregon, and told at Talk Story '04, '05, '06. He was chosen "Emerging Artist" 2005 by National Storytelling Network.

MUSIC: Original Compositions , Kelli Heath for Talk Story Radio.

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Week of Sept. 26                  KAWELO O MANA'

Kawelo o Mana' (22:03) Kauai tale told by Brenda Freitas-Obregon, librarian at Kalihi-Palama Library, at the 2002 Talk Story Festival. The Birthing Stone (4:00) Sandra MacLees shares an "exceptional" personal experience on her cassette, Pieces of My Life .

MUSIC : Slack Key Compostions , Cindy Combs , CD Slack Key Lady

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Week of Oct. 3                     TWO TRIPS TO THE GRAVEYARD

Woman In Gray (9:36) (America- New England) Jim Lewis, from recording at KITVFor "The Storytellers" Series,'95. Jim looks like Santa Clause and lives in California. Kate Culhane (14:54)(Ireland) James McCarthy & Leslie Kline at Talk Story Fest.'04.

MUSIC: Original Compositions , Kelli Heath for Talk Story Radio.

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Week of Oct. 10                   JACK & EVIL MOUNTAIN SPIRIT

Jack   and the Evil Mountain Spirit , (26:13) (German Folk Tale) told by Jeff Gere,   with sizzling soundscapes by Les Adam   (keyboard), Sandra Lee Akaka (percussion), and Alana Cini (didgeridoo) from CD, Rank Devil Mountain, recorded at Maui's Mana'o Radio. The original runs 29:39.  

MUSIC: Live Accompaniment by Adam, Akaka, Cini , on CD Rank Devil Mountain.

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Week of Oct. 17                   NIGHTMARCHERS   by MARIE SOLOMON

Marie Solomon of Kohala tells true Nightmarcher Experiences @ Talk Story Festival, 1999 & 2000.. Marie received the Tusitala Award for Lifetime Achievement in Storytelling Hawaii., 2002. Auntie Sophie (6:13), Po Kane Night Fishing (2:43), Ha'aheo (5:10), Bottle Hunting ( ), Maui- Nightmarcher's & Fisherman's Son (7:05).

MUSIC: Nightmarchers , Kelli Heath for Talk Story Radio.

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Week of Oct. 24                   HOICHI THE EARLESS

Intro to Hoichi (1:39) by Alton Chung @ Talk Story Festival 2003, SpookiesHoichi the Earless , (23:11) collected in 1860s by Lafcadio Hearn and based on a version by Rafe Martin: told with permission by Alton Chung @ Talk Story Festival '03 Japanese Uncle (2:32) personal family tale by Marie Solomon @ Talk Story '03.

MUSIC: Original Composition , Kelli Heath for Talk Story Radio.

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Week of Oct. 31                   THE OLD MILILANI GRAVEYARD

The Old Mililani Graveyard, 1 st visit (16:18), 2 nd visit (9:08) Jeff Gere @ the Atherton Performing Arts Theater (@HPR on Halloween 2001, from CD, Haunted Hawaii, Vol. 3 .

MUSIC: Original Composition , Kelli Heath for Talk Story Radio.

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Week of Nov. 7                      CHARCOAL CRUNCHER BUTCHER LAKE

Aztec Charcoal Cruncher (7:58) told by Sandra MacLees @ 2000 Talk Story Festival. The Butcher Men by Bret Fetzer at 2001 Talk Story Festival. Aunt Gertrude (10:56) told by James McCarthy at the 2003 Talk Story Festival.

MUSIC: Original Composition, Kelli Heath for Talk Story Radio.

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Week of Nov. 14                  HAWAIIAN LEGENDS: MARIE SOLOMON

Kihapiilani (4:15) at 2000 Talk Story Festival. Kapunohu (7:04) at 2001 Talk Story Festival. Battle of Kohala (8:18) and Aku Tale from her cassette, Tales of Kohala (recorded at the Kohala Ranch Talk Story Sessions, 1989-90).

MUSIC: Original Composition , Kelli Heath for Talk Story Radio.

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Week of Nov.21                    PELE: MOTHER &   FATHER'S TALES

Pele Comes to Hawaii (2:58) Nyla Ching-Fujii with guitarist Jeff Babb from CD, Voices From My Island Home. Pele & Kamapua'a (4:39) Marie Solomon at 2001 Talk Story Festival (Adventures). Pele: Mother's Tale (8:00) & Father's Tale (10:41) Jeff Gere from CD, Haunted Hawaii Volume 1.

MUSIC: Original Composition , Kelli Heath for Talk Story Radio.

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Week of Nov. 28                 PELE: HALEMA'UMA'U

Pele Comes to Hawaii (7:17) & Kanehakini, The Thunder God (6:13) a tradional Hawaiian legends adapted & told by 'Tita' Kathy Collins at '04 Talk Story Festival. The Big Island Trip (7:29), a personal by teacher Elly Tepper at the '99 Talk Story Festiva(3:13). Teacher Tale (2:13) by Jeff Gere.from Cd, Haunted Hawaii volume 1. Halema'uma'u (3:13) by the Big Island's Lava Jam Band from CD, In the Beginning.

MUSIC: Original Composition, Kelli Heath for Talk Story Radio.

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