Targeting El Paso



How El Paso became Trump’s immigration testing ground and then the target of a white supremacist. Through interviews with border patrol agents, militias, local advocates, and migrants, the inside story from the epicenter of the border crisis.




Chasing the Moon, Part 3 of 3


Experience the triumph of the first moon landing, witnessed by the largest TV audience in history. But dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy, raising questions of national priorities and national identity.




Chasing the Moon, Part 2 of 3


Discover what it took to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in the space race. In the turbulent and troubled ’60s, the U.S. space program faced tragedy with Apollo 1, but made a triumphant comeback with Apollo 8.




Chasing the Moon, Part 1 of 3


Explore the early days of the space race, the struggle to catch up with the Soviet Union and the enormous stakes in the quest to reach the moon. This episode reveals both the breathtaking failures and successes of the developing U.S. space program.




ALL ATX: Austin Gets Psychedelic

ALL ATX: Austin Gets Psychedelic


The best of Austin and Texas musicians, including Bubble Puppy, The Black Angels, Hayes Carll, Patrice Pike, Gina Chavez and more, perform classic psychedelic songs.


2015 HIKI NŌ Award Nominees

Best Personal Profile – Middle School Division

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School – “Papa Fu”  (Kauai)

Kapaa Middle School – “Fire Knife Dancer”  (Kauai)

King Intermediate School – “DJ Aisha”  (Oahu)

Lahaina Intermediate School – “Security Guard”  (Maui)

Seabury Hall Middle School – “Marching Band Director”  (Maui)



Best Personal Profile – High School Division

Campbell High School – “Dancing Teen”   (Oahu)

Hana K-12 School – “Songbird of Hana”  (Maui)

Iolani School – “Summer Kozai”   (Oahu)

Kealakehe High School – “Red Cross Volunteer”  (Hawaii Island)

Mid-Pacific Institute – “Mark Yamanaka”  (Oahu)



Best Home-Base School – Middle School Division

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle  (Maui)

Kapaa Middle School  (Kauai)

Punahou Middle School  (Oahu)



Best Home-Base School – High School Division

Island School  (Kauai)

Kaiser High School  (Oahu)

Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy  (Hawaii Island)

Leilehua High School  (Oahu)

Mid-Pacific Institute (Oahu)



Best News Writing – Middle School Division

Aliamanu Middle School – “Ms. Lee Loy” (Oahu)

Ewa Makai Middle School – “Tech P.E.”  (Oahu)

Hongwanji Mission School – “Father Coach”  (Oahu)

Maui Waena Intermediate School – “Sports Complex”  (Maui)



Best News Writing – High School Division

Kalaheo High School – “Battery 405”  (Oahu)

Kamehameha Schools Kapalama – “Never Alone Video Game”  (Oahu)

Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy – “Mauna Kea TMT”  (Hawaii Island)

Maui High School – “All Pono Sports” (Maui)

Waimea High School – “Historic Waimea Theater” (Kauai)



Best Cinematography (High School and Middle School Combined)

Island School – “Champion Body Boarder”  (Kauai)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy – “Waipio Valley Taro” (Hawaii Island)

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle – “Kula Farmer”  (Maui)

Kapaa High School – “Kauai Juice Company”  (Kauai)

Maui High School – “School Safety” (Maui)

Waiakea High School – “Two Ladies Kitchen”  (Hawaii Island)

Waianae High School – “Water Safety Heroes” (Oahu)

Waipahu High School – “Following Victoria Cuba” (Oahu)



Best Overall Story – Middle School Division

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School – “Plantation Coffee Company”  (Kauai)

Ka Waihona o ka Naauao Public Charter School – “Kaahaaina’s Thanksgiving” (Oahu)

Maui Waena Intermediate School – “Community Service” (Maui)

Waianae Intermediate School – “Beauty and the Beast”  (Oahu)

Wheeler Middle School – “Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro”  (Oahu)



Best Overall Story – High School Division

H.P. Baldwin High School – “Anti-Meth Teen”  (Maui)

Konawaena High School – “Sticking With Lacrosse” (Hawaii Island)

Maui High School – “Avalon Angel of ALS”  (Maui)

Waiakea High School – “ACL Injuries”  (Hawaii Island)

Waianae High School – “Stressed Athlete”  (Oahu)

Announcing the 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival

2015 HIKI NŌ Festival


Please join PBS Hawaii and the HIKI NŌ schools as we celebrate the 2015 HIKI NŌ Awards statewide. Top stories from the past season of HIKI NŌ, PBS Hawaii’s statewide student news network, will be shown at a free public screenings on Maui, the Big Island, Kauai and Oahu.




  • Historic Iao Theatre
  • Sunday, August 16
  • 3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

RSVP for 2015 HIKI NŌ Festival


HILO (Big Island)

  • Palace Theater
  • Saturday, August 22
  • 3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

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KONA (Big Island)

  • Aloha Theatre
  • Sunday, August 23
  • 3:00 pm reception, 4:00 pm screening

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  • Island School (outdoor screening)
  • Saturday, August 29
  • 6:00 pm reception, 7:00 pm screening

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  • Ward Consolidated Theatres
  • Wednesday, September 2
  • 4:00 pm reception, 6:00 pm screening

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While all stories that air on HIKI NŌ meet PBS Hawaii standards, these nominated stories represent the best of the best and the HIKI NŌ Festival is a great way for these local, young storytellers to show the state what they can do.

HIKI NŌ award winners will be determined through numeric scoring by a panel of veteran industry professionals and will be announced via live stream on Thursday, September 24 at PBSHawaii.org. Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii, will present the winners with Donna Tanoue, President of Bank of Hawaii Foundation, HIKI NŌ’s founding broadcast sponsor. The winning school in each category will receive $1,000 in equipment from B&H Photo, plus the HIKI NŌ Shooting Star trophy.

HIKI NŌ (which means “can do” in the Hawaiian language) is PBS Hawaii’s groundbreaking statewide student news network. Students use 21st-century skills to produce hyperlocal stories that meet PBS national adult journalism standards. A half-hour weekly program airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm on public television. View past episodes or learn more about HIKI NŌ online at PBSHawaii.org/hikino.