The late musician and storyteller Eddie Kamae and his wife Myrna passionately created a series of 10 films – cultural treasures for future generations to learn from and enjoy. The Kamaes dug into archives and traveled to remote areas of the Islands to find Hawaiian music and knowledge that otherwise might have been lost.
PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS features another award-winning documentary from the late Eddie Kamae and his wife Myrna. The film, Hawaiian Voices: Bridging Past to Present, honors the role of kūpuna in preserving Hawaiian culture. It focuses on the legacies of three respected elders whose lives bridged the transition from older times into the late 20th century.
HIKI NŌ continues its series of reflections on how COVID-19 has changed students’ lives as they shelter-in-place from their homes. This episode includes the youngest Student Reflection correspondent—Dayvan Wong. Dayvan is a 5th grader at Waiākea Elementary School on Hawaiʻi Island. Dayvan bemoans the fact that sheltering at home gives him too much unstructured time.
Strength and grit were the two values that Lois Kim’s Korean American parents instilled in her from an early age. But when tragedy struck, she turned to drugs, which took her down a dark path that resulted in prison time. She’s since served her time, and is now using the power of storytelling to share her exploration of vulnerability – and a new source of strength.
Longtime City Councilmember Ann Kobayashi is “terming out,” leaving an open seat in Honolulu City Council District 5. This race is to represent the district’s wide range of neighborhoods, each with its own identity – from high rises in newly developed Kakaʻako to historic homes in Mānoa and St. Louis Heights.
As a longtime musical bandmate of the late Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Louis “Moon” Kauakahi, has always been a backbone of The Mākaha Sons of Niʻihau. After Bruddah Iz left the group, Moon continued to compose, play the guitar and serve as business manager of the reconfigured Mākaha Sons until 2014. However, music hasn’t been his only career. Hear how he balanced his life as a musician while keeping a day job.
PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS shares another award-winning documentary from Eddie and Myrna Kamae’s archives. Kī Hōʻalu: Slack Key, The Hawaiian Way is a collection of candid interviews and archival images, combined with the music of an array of virtuoso performers.
Election 2020: The Honolulu Prosecutor Race featured seven candidates vying to replace outgoing Keith Kaneshiro as Honolulu Prosecutor. In nearly four decades, Honolulu has only had three elected Prosecutors.
HIKI NŌ Student Reflections on COVID-19, Part One HIKI NŌ students from across the island chain present their reflections on how COVID-19 has changed their lives as they shelter-in-place from their homes.
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