This special Insights revolves around the provocative, often emotional new documentary on Hawaii Statehood "State of Aloha" produced by the University of Hawaii's Academy for Creative Media. The documentary presents pro-Statehood and anti-Statehood points of view and many perspectives that fall between these polar opposites.

Included on the panel are Honolulu Star Bulletin journalist Helen Altonn (who was working at the Bulletin at the time of Statehood); Hawaiian Sovereignty Activist Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell; former governor John Waihee; and Jon Okamura, professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawaii. This conversation was recorded on August 27th 2009 in the PBS Hawaii studio.

Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30 PM on PBS Hawaii.


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