Responsive design. That’s the term for the way we’ve rebuilt our PBS Hawaii web presence. Launched last month, the new website at PBSHawaii.org reformats and adjusts to suit the device that you’re using to access it. You can go from your desktop computer monitor to your tablet to your smartphone without laboring to enjoy the material.
You never know what’s going to happen when you ask for help. PBS Hawaii’s appeal for viewers’ help to build a NEW HOME resulted in a Kauai woodworker volunteering to personally build a part of it. Dean Mayer of Omao offered to create a large wooden table to our specifications and donate the table.
Of all places, it was a special education class on Hawaii Island where Glenn Furuya, then a public school teacher, found the kernel of a new career in leadership training. “Those eight years taught me how to lead,” he says. I’m always interested in hearing how people found their way to their calling.
When I see heavy equipment operators at work on the site of PBS Hawaii’s future NEW HOME on Nimitz Boulevard, I think of the local expression: “Hemo and demo!” “Hemo” is pidgin for remove; “demo,” of course, is English shorthand for demolish.
There were bright smiles and tears of joy at a highly anticipated moment: groundbreaking for PBS Hawaiʻi’s NEW HOME. The event took place at the site of the former KFVE Newsplex at a corner of Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road. You might think groundbreaking is the start of this building project. Not so.
You might think that Big Bird would make himself scarce at Thanksgiving time. After all, he could be mistaken for a holiday feast! However, it was on a Thanksgiving Day that Big Bird was front and center in one of the most powerful programs that the groundbreaking series Sesame Street has ever produced.
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