Life

NOVA
Life’s Rocky Start

 

From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. NOVA goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

 

 

NOVA WONDERS
What’s Living in You?

 

Whether they make you fat, fart, or freak out, microbes play a central role in your life. Right beneath your nose—on your face, in your gut, and everywhere in between—trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi are so abundant in your body, they outnumber your human cells. But these aren’t just nasty hitch-hikers. Many are crucial to your survival. Evidence suggests that a diverse microbiome can keep you healthy and, conversely, a damaged one could kill you. NOVA Wonders peers into this microscopic world to discover the fascinating, bizarre, and downright surprising secrets of the human microbiome, including the world’s largest stool bank, which transforms raw stool into life-saving poop pills.

 

 

Mister Rogers: Bringing Kindness into Today’s Heated America

MISTER ROGERS: It’s You I Like

 

Politics, natural disasters, tragedy – The past year might make you wonder how America can bridge its widening divides. If you think that part of the answer is more Mister Rogers in our lives, you wouldn’t be alone:

 

In March, PBS stations aired Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like. The commemorative special looked back at 50 years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

 

The documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor examining Fred Rogers’ legacy will be screened at the Hawai’i International Film Festival on April 8 and 10: https://bit.ly/2GnjpsT

 
We also have the movie You Are My Friend starring Tom Hanks to look forward to.

 

Mister Rogers was a real man. Someone every inch in real-life the same kind, patient man we saw on TV.

 
He also didn’t shy away from difficult topics.

It is true that Fred Rogers was one of a kind, but perhaps if we remember what he taught us and practice the same kindness and patience, America can come closer as neighbors.

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Living Your Dying

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS: Living Your Dying - Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawaii’s hospice movement.

 

Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawai‘i’s hospice movement and founder of the University of Hawaii School of Religion, passed away in August 2010. This film from 2003 highlights his own transformative near-death experience; his therapeutic work with terminally-ill cancer patients; the death of his wife Evelyn; and thoughts about his own mortality. For over 40 years, Rev. Aoki attempted to take the terror out of dying, and showed others how to experience death as not just the end of life, but as a vital part of life, as well.

 

For inquiries about “Living Your Dying” email the Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation at:
MitsAokiLegacy@hawaii.rr.com

 

 

Into The Night: Portraits of Life and Death

 

Learn how an astrophysicist, preacher, philosopher and artisanal mortician grapple with universal questions of mortality. Weaving science, cryonics, near death stories and green burials, this film invites us to rethink our place in the universe.

 

 

Our American Family:
The Furutas

 

Through hard work, the Furutas, a Japanese American family in Wintersburg, CA established a successful goldfish farm, only to have their business devastated and family separated in the wake of WWII. Following years in an Arizona relocation camp, their indomitable spirit prevails as they return home and band together to pursue the American dream a second time.

 

 

NATURE
Snow Monkeys

 

In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. One innocent little monkey, unaware of his own low status, reaches out to this lonely leader and they form a rare and remarkable bond that alters both their lives. Changing seasons bring new babies, family disagreements and tragedies. Mating season brings competition for females as the days grow shorter and colder in the rush to winter. With their now confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, these snow monkeys are ready to face the world.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Are Hawai‘i’s Non-Profits In for Tough Times?

 

Hawai‘i Community Foundation recently held a conference for the local non-profits and programs that would be impacted by two federal proposals: domestic spending budget cuts, and a tax plan that includes changes to claiming deductions and an increase in the standard deduction. INSIGHTS discusses how Hawai‘i’s non-profits are preparing for tough times, and which budget cuts could hurt the most.

 

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