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Offshore, from Honolulu Civil Beat & PRX, is a new immersive storytelling podcast about a Hawaii most tourists never see. In Season 1, “A Killing in Waikiki,” Offshore investigates the violent deaths of two young Native Hawaiians — one in 1932, the other in 2011. The 10-episode series explores issues of race, federal power and policing in America’s most diverse state. If Hawaii can’t figure it out, what hope is there for the rest of America? The answer might surprise you.

Offshore, from Honolulu Civil Beat & PRX, is a new immersive storytelling podcast about a Hawaii most tourists never see. In Season 1, “A Killing in Waikiki,” Offshore investigates the violent deaths of two young Native Hawaiians — one in 1932, the other in 2011. The 10-episode series explores issues of race, federal power and policing in America’s most diverse state. If Hawaii can’t figure it out, what hope is there for the rest of America? The answer might surprise you.
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Offshore, from Honolulu Civil Beat & PRX, is a new immersive storytelling podcast about a Hawaii most tourists never see. In Season 1, “A Killing in Waikiki,” Offshore investigates the violent deaths of two young Native Hawaiians — one in 1932, the other in 2011. The 10-episode series explores issues of race, federal power and policing in America’s most diverse state. If Hawaii can’t figure it out, what hope is there for the rest of America? The answer might surprise you.

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Episodes

S3 Episode 6: Majuro

5/21/2018
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London Lewis had to get back to work in Florida, so we’re continuing the search on his behalf — journeying to the Marshall Islands to where his story began, to try and find his birth father and his siblings. And get a sense of why women are still being recruited to leave the Marshall Islands […] The post S3 Episode 6: Majuro appeared first on Offshore Podcast.

Duration:00:27:20

Chasing Leads

5/18/2018
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We started reporting for this season of Offshore last June, but we’re still chasing down leads and new developments. It’s been a busy few weeks for us. Which means we’re going to be publishing Episode 6 on Monday, May 18. In the meantime, we wanted to share a poem with you by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. She’s […] The post Chasing Leads appeared first on Offshore Podcast.

Duration:00:03:46

S3 Episode 5: Not by Accident

5/11/2018
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London Lewis’ biggest worry when he arrived in Springdale was how he would be received. Would other Marshallese people recognize him? Accept him? It didn’t take long for him to form instant connections with people who want him to know that he not only belongs in the Marshallese community but he is needed in the Marshallese community. But acceptance and belonging are not the same thing. London is just at the beginning of a long and complicated journey to figure out where he fits into the...

Duration:00:28:11

S3 Episode 4: An Unbreakable Bond

5/4/2018
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In Springdale, London Lewis begins to experience Marshallese culture for the first time. He’s going to meet people he’s only read about in World War II textbooks. Hear a language he’s never heard except for on YouTube. Get a little closer to finding his birth family. But we’re not just in Springdale for London. We’re also here to try and find out exactly what’s happening with Marshallese adoptions today. To speak with private adoption lawyers, adoptive families, and Marshallese birth...

Duration:00:32:14

S3 Episode 3: Springdale

4/26/2018
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The biggest population of Marshallese in the U.S. isn’t in Hawaii. Or even a coastal state. It’s in Springdale, Arkansas - a small, unassuming midwest town that 12,000 Marshallese now call home. London Lewis doesn’t have the time or the means to go to the Marshall Islands right now. So if he’s going to have a chance of finding someone who knows his family, he has to start here. The post S3 Episode 3: Springdale appeared first on Offshore Podcast.

Duration:00:31:31

S3 Episode 2: Missing History

4/20/2018
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Susette Lewis was excited when she arrived in Honolulu in 1992. And like most new moms, nervous. Uncertain of what to expect. She didn’t know that picking up her adopted son would be an alarming experience. The post S3 Episode 2: Missing History appeared first on Offshore Podcast.

Duration:00:36:06

S3 Episode 1: The Adoptions

4/13/2018
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Duration:00:29:35

Offshore: “The Blood Calls” — coming soon

3/30/2018
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A young man on a quest to find his birth family. An adoption market that rocked an island nation. A culture in danger of disappearing — and the desperate fight to save it. Join Offshore for an unforgettable eight-episode season this spring. The post Offshore: “The Blood Calls” — coming soon appeared first on Offshore Podcast.

Duration:00:02:14

Offshore Postcard: A Nuclear Party

2/5/2018
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Hawaii’s false nuclear alarm scare sends Offshore reporters on a trip back in time to 1962, when Hawaii had a very different kind of brush with nuclear weapons. A time when nuclear power was not just feared, but celebrated.

Duration:00:19:28

Offshore Postcard: Confronting Faith

12/28/2017
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Offshore journeys to Guam, where a torrent of abuse lawsuits against the Catholic Church are a sign of big societal changes. After centuries of colonization, people on Guam are reexamining their history, their culture — and their faith.

Duration:00:34:38

Offshore Postcard: The Tiki Bar

11/5/2017
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A trip to a neighborhood bar in California leads Offshore to some unexpected places, as reporter Paola Mardo dives into the history of America’s fascination with all things Tiki.

Duration:00:36:20

Offshore S2 E6: Creation

5/19/2017
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In the final episode of Season Two, Offshore goes back to the beginning to search for answers to the conflict on Mauna Kea. Not the beginning of astronomy in Hawaii, but beginning of the Kumulipo. The Hawaiian chant of creation.

Duration:00:35:08

Offshore S2 E5: The Other Mountains

5/4/2017
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The story of Mauna Kea starts on an island in the Pacific — but it doesn’t end there. There are other sacred mountains. Sacred plains. Sacred forests. Today, the fights over all these places are becoming linked in ways that no one could have anticipated.

Duration:00:32:05

Offshore S2 E4: Who’s to say?

4/24/2017
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Is there an inherent conflict between Western science and indigenous culture? A difference in world views that makes communication between the two sides in this conflict impossible? Or is there something else at play here?

Duration:00:28:01

Offshore S2 E2: The Protectors

3/23/2017
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What is it about Mauna Kea that makes it so sacred to Hawaiians? So precious that people have pledged their lives, their liberty, to blocking further development on its summit?

Duration:00:41:28

Offshore: “The Sacred Mountain” — coming soon

3/3/2017
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What is it about Hawaii’s tallest mountain that makes it so revered? So desired? So fought over? One thing's for sure, the mountain changes people.

Duration:00:01:47

Episode 10: Embracing Differences

12/15/2016
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Is there something that Hawaii can teach the mainland? Something people of all races have learned from living together in such an isolated place? In the last episode of Season One, people from Hawaii tell personal stories about race relations and how to treat each other with aloha.

Episode 8: Never the Same

12/1/2016
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In even the most high profile criminal cases, there comes a point where the world moves on. But for the families of both the victims and the shooters, nothing is ever really normal again. Not even decades later.

Duration:00:29:41

Episode 6: Agent on Trial

11/17/2016
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Special Agent Christopher Deedy’s first murder trial begins in 2013. The stakes in the case were high. For Deedy but also for local prosecutors, who take an all-or-nothing approach to the case — placing all their chips on the table in a bid to lock Deedy up for life.

Duration:00:27:53

Episode 5: The White Menace

11/10/2016
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After a hung jury in the rape trial of five local Hawaiians, the family of the alleged victim looked for vengeance. They got it — by committing one of the most explosive crimes in Hawaiian history.

Duration:00:29:02

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