Neighbors are helping each other rebuild after the historic deadly fire on Maui. The community is in line for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal and state funds, in addition to private donations from all over the world. More than a month after the blaze swept through the city of Lahaina and the surrounding area, officials are still sorting out the cause and the factors that contributed to its severity. And, while not as bad as originally feared, the death toll approaches 100 people. We’ll check back in with the rebuilding effort in Hawaii and what some of the major challenges are as residents look to the future.
Kaliko Kaauamo (Kanaka Maoli), taro farmer, musician, and Hawaiian language advocate
Kyle Kawakami, chef and owner of Maui Fresh Streatery
Dr. Lance D. Collins, private practice attorney in Maui
Break 1 Music: Kaulana Na Pua (song) Marlene Sai (artist) Mele No Ka ‘Oe (Digital Only, Re-mastered) (song)
Break 2 Music: Blue Dream Wedding Cake (song) Def-I (artist) Blue Hour (album)