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A New Televised Series

Hosted by Hale Kipa President & CEO, Venus Kauʻiokawēkiu Rosete-Medeiros, Kūkākūkā (respectful discussions) is a new televised series that features panels of guests as they discuss issues that affect Hawaiʻi’s youth and families.  Episodes will feature community leaders and representatives of partner organizations who work with Hale Kipa to ensure the young people of our Aloha State live the healthy, productive lives they deserve.

New episodes are broadcasted weekly on ‘Ōlelo Community Media, Oʻahu’s non-profit community public, education, and government access provider.  Tune in to channel 54 on your cable stations or visit on-line at  Episodes will be archived here, after their initial broadcast.

Episode 01 – Hale Kipa, The House That Aloha Built – October 12, 2023.  This debut show introduces Hale Kipa, a nonprofit agency that assists Hawaiʻi’s youth and young adults.  Guests from Hale Kipa are: Dori Tyau, Chief Administrative Officer, Michelle Jenkins, Chief Program Officer, Stacy Peiler, Director of Residential Services, Alika Campbell, Program Manager, Brandy Akimo, Director of ʻOhana Resilience Services, Laura Brucia Hamm, Chief Quality Improvement Officer, and Board of Directors: Scott Seu and Mike Magaoay.

Episode 02 – Sexual Exploitation Impacting Hawaiʻi – November 9, 2023.  Guests share their lived experiences in hopes of bringing awareness by educating the community and potential victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking.  Guests: Ashley Maha’a, Lived Experience Consultant at CAXHI (Community After Exploitation Hawai’i) and Leinani Yahiku, Hawaiian Domestic Violence Advocate at DVAC (Domestic Violence Action Center).

Episode 03 – Sex Trafficking Programs and Resources – December 14, 2023, ‘Ōlelo, Channel 54 at 6:00 pm

Episode 04 – Impact of  Youth Homelessness in Hawai‘i – January 2024, Pending scheduling

Episode 05 – The Impact of  Domestic Violence on Youth and Families in Hawai‘i – February 2024, Pending scheduling

Episode 06 – Trauma Informed Care in Hawai‘i – March 2024, Pending scheduling


Stay tuned for more engaging community topics scheduled on Kūkākūkā!