Mark Yamanaka is a singer, songwriter, multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner and a car salesman. On this Nā Mele, enjoy Yamanaka’s soothing yet powerful falsetto voice.
PBS Hawaiʻi celebrates AANHPI Month with a diverse selection of programming.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed a frightening vulnerability here that has been decades in the making; Hawaiʻi’s reliance on imported food which is estimated at 85 to 90 percent. Native Hawaiians were self-sufficient for centuries. Studies have shown that although a complete shift back to ancient ways is not feasible, the adoption of a sustainability mentality would go a long way. How do we as a community achieve this? What are the first steps and how do we get buy-in to make change?
From healing stones to climate change, unwavering love and healing past traumas, enjoy these films that share the authentic voices of the Pacific.
Discover the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong, the renowned Chinese American painter behind Walt Disney’s Bambi. The film features interviews with Wong’s daughters and fellow artists and designers, along with never-before-seen film clips and artwork.
Isey, a cheeky Ngāti Manu woman living in a small New Zealand town, is about to turn 100, but still goes fishing and swills whiskey. James & Isey is an intimate portrait of the centenarian and her son, a deeply spiritual man who is devoted to his mother. The film explores how the bond between parent and child changes as we age, and bears witness to the power of unwavering love.
Experience Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece from the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. Set in South Harlem, the play tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a celebration of Black joy, laughter and vitality.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the forefront problems that many had been not-so-quietly talking about for years; Hawaiʻi’s overdependence on imported food and its reliance on a tourism-based economy. Hear from local farmers, entrepreneurs, elected officials, government leaders and other stakeholders as they share ideas on how to increase the state’s homegrown food supply as well as agricultural exports to help diversity Hawaiʻi’s economy.
The special 90-minute episode of Insights on PBS Hawaiʻi will allow the public to submit questions and hear from the final candidates for chief of one of the largest metropolitan police departments in the United States, with more than 2,000 sworn officers and civilian employees and an annual budget of more than $300 million.
Journey to South America to explore the magnificent flora and fauna of Colombia, from the wild, largely deserted Pacific coast to the snow-covered volcanoes of the Andes, from the plains of the Orinoco region to the rainforests of the Amazon.