The ability for independent thinkers and artists to stream audio on the internet (and to listen of course) is very exciting. It can also be a public platform with which to share many diverse ideas. But wait a minute! Before I forget that I am enthusing about something as novel as a hundred years ago – namely radio – what truly is novel is that, while corporate institutions will continue to try and corner markets on everything (including culture), there is a little corner that remains ahead of the curve in attempts at usurping the public ability to independently participate and contribute to discussion and ideas that inform our community. In this light, Island Notes supports collaborative efforts in this new form of on-demand independent community radio. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or audio files, don’t hesitate to drop a line. In particular, there is hope for audio interviews to be broadcast (well, streamed anyway). At the moment, our President-elect is in the islands..however, I’m not holding my breath on that one. Nonetheless, we have many interesting, talented, and capable people on our island, nay, our planet, and if you would like to hear an interview with a particular person, or be interviewed yourself, please send an email saying as much and let’s get to work on it. Mahalo.