A wildfire on Maui engulfed the town of Lahaina on August 8th and 9th. With over 100 people dead in the aftermath, this event has been pronounced the deadliest blaze in U.S. modern history.
A large population of people from Hawaii live in the Pacific Northwest. This interview with Gail Stringer of Hawaii General Store and Gallery
is a local perspective on response to the tragedy.
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photo: Hawaii General Store
America leads the world in wasting food. It’s estimated almost half of all produce in the U.S. is thrown away. “OSL – Operation Sack Lunch“, a nonprofit in Seattle, is trying to combat that problem by rescuing food before it’s wasted. KBCS’s Casey Martin traced how leftover food from local businesses became meals for the homeless.