March, 2015

The Flavors of Wine

Thursday, 12:13 p.m. Oeno Winemaking, Kailua Co-owner Bryon Crowther draws wine for a taste test. Oeno makes more than 150 wines from a variety of international vineyards. The winemaking process takes four to six weeks from mixing to fermentation and bottling.

March, 2015

Moving Ads

Honolulu drivers spend an average of 60 hours a year sitting in traffic, according to the annual INRIX Traffic Scorecard. That’s a challenge for your patience but a great opportunity for vehicle ads, says Kia Kamauu, VP for ROI Printing. The back of your vehicle is a prime location for ads since drivers and passengers Read the full article…

March, 2015

Hawaii’s Growing Inequality

Hawaii ranks low among the states in income inequality. Nonetheless, one measure of inequality in the Islands has almost doubled since 1978.

Income inequality led the agenda at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos and has sparked spirited debate in Washington, D.C., and across America, where the gap between the nation’s richest citizens and everyone else has been growing for four decades. While most economic research, including Thomas Piketty’s bestselling book, “Capital in the 21st Century,” Read the full article…


March, 2015

Salvaging the Ferry

To revive the interisland ferry, you need to cultivate broad public support, find a state leader to champion the project and, whatever you do, don’t mention the Superferry

It’s been six years since the Alakai sailed out of Honolulu Harbor for the last time, yet somehow the Hawaii Superferry won’t go away. It haunted the 2014 campaign like the ghost of elections past. In June, an unscientific online poll by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser showed support for the Superferry’s return at 87 percent. Ideas Read the full article…

March, 2015

Unnecessary Costs and Risks?

Neurologist finds that many Neighbor Island patients with bleeding in the brain who are flown to Oahu get the same care they would have had at their home hospitals

Dr. Kazuma Nakagawa was frustrated. Time and again, the neurointensivist at The Queen’s Medical Center saw patients transferred from Neighbor Island hospitals with intracerebral hemorrhage – a type of bleeding in the brain – even when it was clear no surgery or specialized care was necessary. “Someone has to pay $15,000 (or more) just for Read the full article…

March, 2015

Bounce, Jump, Soar

If you want to put bounce in your workouts, check out iTrampoline in Kapolei. With over 14,000 square feet in its trampoline space, iTrampoline gives kids of all ages the chance to jump, flip, do corkscrews and literally bounce off the walls. Imagine playing dodge ball while flying through the air or slam dunking like Read the full article…