What Do the Results Mean for Hawai‘i’s Future?


Insights on PBS Hawai‘i will wrap up four months of weekly Election 2014 candidate discussions by asking political analysts: What Do the Results Mean for Hawai‘i’s Future? How will the choices made by Hawai‘i’s voters affect our state, our communities, and our lives? Daryl Huff moderates a discussion with:


  • Chad Blair, Civil Beat reporter
  • Colin Moore, UH Manoa political science assistant professor
  • Debora Halbert, UH Manoa political science associate professor and chairwoman



Women in Politics


Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics. Each program will profile prominent women and relate their struggles, triumphs and contributions as they reshaped and transformed the landscape of their chosen vocations.


Women in Politics
View profiles of women in public office who were “firsts” in their fields. From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013, the documentary explores the challenges confronting American women in politics. Trailblazing leaders like Hillary Clinton, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Olympia Snowe, the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, and Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to serve in Congress, provide a backdrop for younger women like Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim American woman elected to the Michigan House, and Raquel Castaneda-Lopez, who chronicles her run for Detroit City Council. Today’s leaders in Washington include: Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the first female senator from Massachusetts; Susan Collins (R-ME), who led the Senate in shaping a deal to end the government shutdown; and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), currently the youngest woman serving in Congress, are also represented.



Election 2014: Maui Mayor and State Senate District 18


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is closing out its Election 2014 coverage with the contest for Maui Mayor and the three-way race to represent State Senate District 18.


The first segment of the show will feature the two candidates for Maui mayor: incumbent Mayor Alan Arakawa and his challenger, Maui County Ocean Safety Officer Tamara Paltin. Both candidates will talk about where they stand on the issues facing Maui county, including: economy diversification, infrastructure updates and the Maui ballot initiative proposing a temporary GMO moratorium on local farms.


Then, we welcome to the table three candidates from Oahu vying to represent Senate District 18 (Mililani, Waikele, Kunia). Raymond Banda (L), incumbent Michelle Kidani (D) and Dennis Kim (R) will present their views about issues facing the Central Oahu area – development, transportation and cost of living – and statewide issues facing our legislators.


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time toinsights@pbshawaii.org.



Ballot Measures


A statewide initiative is asking voters whether public funds can be appropriated for the support of private preschools. On the next INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I, hosted by Mahealani Richardson, representatives from each side of the statewide preschool initiative will present their respective points of views.


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time toinsights@pbshawaii.org.



Election 2014: Kaua‘i Mayor


Kaua‘i is an island with a loud voice. Protestors have come out strong against the Superferry and genetically-modified organisms, and have fought to maintain the character of their rural island. Dustin Barca, challenger to incumbent Mayor Bernard Carvalho, is known for his stance against GMOs and is in favor of cultural and environmental preservation. Barca also been critical of tax increases that place a bigger burden on working class residents, which Mayor Carvalho says are necessary to get essential services to the people of Kaua‘i.


On the next Insights, Malia Mattoch will moderate a discussion between the candidates for Kaua‘i Mayor, as they each explain why they deserve the support of the Kaua‘i voters in the November 4 General Election.



Election 2014: U.S. Congressional District 1


The Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage and the Jones Act are just some of the issues facing the candidates for U.S. Congressional District 1, representing urban Honolulu.


The contest between Charles Djou, the Republican candidate, and State Representative Mark Takai, the Democratic candidate, will decide who replaces Colleen Hanabusa, who left her Congressional seat to run unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate.  Who can best represent Hawai‘i in Congress? What qualities and ideas will decide this contest?


On the next Insights, Daryl Huff will moderate a discussion between the candidates for U.S. Congressional District 1, as they head toward the November 4 General Election.



The Act of Killing


This film explores a horrifying era in Indonesian history and provides a window into modern Indonesia, where corruption reigns. Not only is the 1965 murder of an estimated one million people honored as a patriotic act, but the killers remain in power. In a mind-bending twist, death-squad leaders dramatize their brutal deeds in the style of the American westerns, musicals and gangster movies they love — and play both themselves and their victims. As their heroic facade crumbles, one comes to question what they’ve done.



The Storm

FDR addresses a crowd upon his return.


Franklin Roosevelt runs for vice president in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him the following summer. FDR returns to politics in 1928 and, as governor of New York, acts with such vigor and imagination during the first years of the Great Depression that the Democrats turn to him as their presidential nominee in 1932. He survives an attempted assassination as president-elect and at his inauguration tells his frightened countrymen the only thing they have to fear is “fear itself.”



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A frail, asthmatic young Theodore Roosevelt transforms himself into a vigorous champion of the strenuous life, loses one great love and finds another, leads men into battle and then rises like a rocket to become the youngest president in American history at age 42. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, brought up as the pampered only child of adoring parents, follows his older cousin’s career with worshipful fascination and begins to think he might one day follow in his footsteps.



In The Arena


Murder brings Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency, but he transforms the office and makes himself perhaps the best-loved of all the men who ever lived in the White House ― battling corporate greed and building the Panama Canal, preserving American wilderness, carrying the message of American might around the world. FDR courts and weds Eleanor Roosevelt, the shy orphaned daughter of Theodore’s alcoholic brother, Elliott. Franklin enters a law firm but jumps at the chance to run for the New York state senate.



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