About 140 ukulele aficionados from around the globe gathered online for UkeFest, an annual confab. They took to Zoom out of love for the four-stringed, guitarlike instrument adapted from the instruments Portuguese immigrants brought to Hawaii in the 19th century.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard is running as a Democratic candidate for president. At a recent town hall meeting in Exeter, New Hampshire, Congresswoman Gabbard spoke about the importance of addressing climate change and shifting money from military spending to urgent domestic needs.
Lava tourism has long existed on Hawaii's Big Island. Visitor numbers spike each time Kilauea, which has erupted almost continuously since 1983, sends a tongue of lava toward the ocean. The current eruption is one of the longest and most intense on record.
A river of lava spewing from the foot of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano swallowed about three dozen more homes on the Big Island during a weekend of destruction that brought to nearly 120 the number of dwellings devoured since last month, officials said.
A tiny Pacific island shows up on our radar for today's Geo Quiz. It's a coral atoll located 5 degrees north of the equator which is home to Tiger Sharks that have a natural ability to navigate around their underwater environment.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Transylvania, Romania. The region boasts some of the best jams - some of them include ingredients that are considered to be endangered foods. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with British food expert Simon Preston, who's organizing a special banquet called "10 Foods To Eat Before They Die." Preston says he wants to highlight some of the world's "vanishing delicacies."
Thousands of people turned out to attend the 40th annual Ukulele Festival in Hawaii. The instrument has seen a resurgence thanks in part to musician Jake Shimabukuro. Reporter Heidi Chang attended the festival. She spoke to Shimabukuro.
On the agenda: this morning's Senate deal on health care reform; where U.S. and Pakistani relations are headed; when Guant-namo Bay might close; the end results of climate meetings in Copenhagen; and the president's coming vacation in Hawaii.