Outbreak Voices: A Hawaiian Man's Journey From DJ To Farmer

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Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Joy can be so hard to come by these days. But Tommy Kahikina Ching has found some. TOMMY KAHIKINA CHING: I love cooking. It's my chance to be an artist. SIMON: He recently made a masterpiece. CHING: I finally learned how to make spam fries, and I love them. SIMON: Spam fries - lightly breaded fried strips of Hawaii's favorite canned meat. Tommy Kahikina Ching lives with his wife on the big island in the small town of Kailua-Kona. He's 67 years old. And even before the pandemic, he was busy with two part-time jobs, a tour guide and a disc jockey. CHING: I have done radio here in Hawaii for the past 25 years. I'm known as the Polynesian Pirate. The Pirate played everything. You would hear him...

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Outbreak Voices: A Hawaiian Man's Journey From DJ To Farmer

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