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Journeys of Discovery: Hawaii’s oldest food festival celebrates Kona coffee culture

The Big Island of Hawaii’s 49th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival—with more than 40 individual events—is scheduled for the first ten days in November. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for an in-depth conversation with festival president Valerie Corcoran as she shares insights about Kona coffee’s history on the Big Island and highlights of the 2019 festival.


Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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