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10:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Hawaii: The Legacy of Sugar

State of the Re:Union, Hawaii: The Legacy of Sugar, Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

For many Americans, Hawaii is a tropical playground, the place of surf, sun and dream vacations. Behind the tourist façade, though, is one of the most unique multicultural states in the nation, one still dealing with the complicated legacy of the circumstances under which it become part of this country. And so much of how Hawaii is now comes back to one game-changing element: sugar. For decades, long before it was a tourist’s paradise, what Hawaii did was grow sugar.

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