Grammy Winner Peter Kater

December 12th, 2019

Peter has often been called prolific and is said to have the “gift of melody”. His love and enthusiasm for the creative process, self-exploration, the healing arts and the natural world continues to inspire a well-spring of composing and recording. In a thriving career spanning over 3 decades and going strong, Peter Kater has recorded over 60 albums resulting in the sales of millions of units; has scored the music for well over 100 television and film productions including 11 On- and Off-Broadway dramatic plays; ands the recipient of dozens of awards and honors including 13 Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award win for his 2017 Dancing On Water recording. But most importantly his music has uplifted, soothed, healed and inspired the lives of millions of people all around the world.

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Time to slow down

December 10th, 2019

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Steve McKinnon, New CEO Maui Humane Society

December 10th, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Maui Humane Society announced the selection of Steve MacKinnon as the new CEO for the nonprofit organization.  MacKinnon will started at the shelter in Puʻunēnē on Nov. 4, 2019.

MacKinnon holds a Master’s Degree in public administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. During his career Steve has worked to integrate his love of animals with his enforcement and community outreach experience, most recently as Chief of Humane Law Enforcement and Vice-President of Community Response at the San Diego Humane Society.

According to the MHS announcement, MacKinnon “believes strongly in the concept of a humane community, which seeks to facilitate collaboration between the animal shelter and the community so that everyone is working together to find the best possible solutions for our Island’s animals.”

“The opportunity to serve as CEO for the Maui Humane Society aligns strongly with my professional and personal aspirations to create a better world for animals, their owners and the greater community. It will be a privilege to work with the outstanding MHS team whose lifesaving work has already accomplished so much for Maui’s animals,” said MacKinnon. 


“We are very excited about the breadth of experience that Steve brings to MHS,” says MHS Board Chair Ron Schmidt. “In addition to animal welfare and humane enforcement experience, he has impressive management and strategic planning expertise and is dedicated to expanding community outreach and involvement. We are confident that Steve will be an exceptional leader for our agency and a compassionate advocate for the animals on our island. We hope the community will join us in welcoming Steve, his wife Dianna and their rescue dogs to Maui.”

MacKinnon’s appointment is the culmination of a search process to fill the CEO position vacated by Jerleen Bryant, who left MHS in August to take the position of Executive Director with the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation. With the assistance of a professional executive search firm, MHS sought qualified candidates both locally and nationally. Through a multi-level screening process, applicants were eventually narrowed down to those with the highest level of expertise and credentials within the Animal Welfare and Humane Enforcement field, and after multiple interviews, the final selection was made this week. 

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Releasing Judgements

December 7th, 2019

A talk and meditation on how to be less judgmental.

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Laura Powers, author, psychic

December 5th, 2019

Laura is the author of seven books and her new book, Archangels and Ascended Masters is out now. She is working on the eight and ninth books, Celebrity Channeled messages and her work with Pets and Animals. Her first book, Life and the After Life: Notes from a Medium and Angel Communicator chronicles Laura's journey growing up as a girl who sensed ghosts and spirits and other beings.  The book tells her personal journey in order to help others have a better understanding of the other side and better navigate through life with this knowledge.  Her second book Angels: How to Understand, Recognize, and Receive their Guidance is a practical handbook for those desiring to learn about angels and receive angelic assistance and support. Her book Diary of a Ghost Whisperer tells true stories about her work and her life with ghosts, spirits, and beyond.

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Christine Wong on Lima, Machu Pichu and Cusco

December 5th, 2019

Christine Wong talks about a once in a lifetime fist class trip to Peru, Going to Lima, Cusco and MachU Pichu.Machu Picchu is an Incan city surrounded by temples, terraces and water channels, built on a mountaintop. It was built with huge blocks of stone joined to each other without any mortar. Today it has been designated cultural heritage of humanity in recognition of its political, religious and administrative importance during the age of the Incas.

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Anne Rillero on Maui Nui Marine Resource Council

December 4th, 2019

A talk with Anne Rollero, Communications, Community Outreach and Development Manager. Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is a community-based nonprofit organization celebrating 11 years of working for healthy coral reefs, clean ocean water and abundant native fish throughout Maui County. Our work includes co-managing the Hui O Ka Wai Ola Ocean Water Quality Monitoring Program at 41 sites in South and West Maui, efforts to reduce pollution in Ma‘alaea Bay (through erosion-control efforts in the Pohakea watershed and using oysters to filter sediment and pollutants from ocean water), coral reef research, visitor education programs and more. Learn more at

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Joanne Lazzaro World Flutist

December 1st, 2019

As a classically trained orchestral flutist,Joanne has played all over the USA including Los Angeles (Disney Hall, New York, and Chicago (Symphony Center) and around the world; Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, & the Netherlands. She’s shared the stage with artists as varied as CeCe Winans, James Galway, Billy Childs, and Serj Tankian, and played for the Prince of Monaco.

Currently the Principal Flutefor the Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra;she also performs with the groups Los Angeles Flute OrchestraandPipe Dreams, plus ad-hoc appearances in other Southern California orchestras. She enjoys studio recording sessions, and collaborating on demos for film composers.

 In 2018 Joanne started her own record label – JoRazzal Music, to produce and release her first classical album: Canyon Shadowsby New York composer Katherine Hoover. After reading a comment online about a modern suite for Native flute, classical flute & percussion that was first performed at the Grand Canyon in 1999, she contacted the composer for permission to make the world-premiere recording. Encouraged by the excellent playing by Terry Wolff on flute & Dean Hinkley on percussion (naming the group Dreamcatcher) and the successful release of the album, she is now working on publishing the sheet music.  New projects planned in the coming year include an album collaboration with Susan SurfTone(based on the success of their first single Lava Walker - Live), two more world premiere recordings - a classical/smooth jazz crossover EP Suite Esmereldaby Eric V. Baum, and an orchestral classical single A Dark Goddessby David W. Solomons. 
Joanne is the founder and host of the Los Angeles World Flute Circle, explaining her motivation – “This is my way of inspiring new world flutists, and giving back to the community.”She is currently a member ofthe National Flute Association,World Flute Society, The Recording Academy(the GRAMMYS®),

Joanne received her music degrees from Lebanon Valley Collegeof Pennsylvania (BS Music Education) and University of Southern California Thornton School of Music(Master of Music), and maintains a private teaching studio for students interested in classical flute, Native American flutes, recorder, shakuhachi and other world flutes.                                          

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Christ Consciousness

December 1st, 2019

A talk and meditation on the Illumination of the Christ state of Consciousness.

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Ron Gess talks about his trip to Punta Mita

November 29th, 2019

A talk with Ron Gess with PWC Maui and his trip to Punta Mita

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