Fifty years ago, a fiery, young politician from Pā‘ia, Maui championed federal legislation that changed America. Patsy Takemoto Mink was the principal author of Title IX which passed in 1972. To mark the anniversary of the law’s passage, tune in to Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority, a film that shares how one person made a significant difference.
Join us for an Advanced Virtual Screening of Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories from Hawaiʻi on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 2:00pm.
There is a renewed effort to change the name of McKinley High School on Oʻahu and remove the statue of its namesake, President William McKinley, for his role in the illegal annexation of Hawaiʻi by the United States. Supporters of the campaign want the school to revert to its original name, Honolulu High School. Opponents say changing the school’s name would be a slight to its alumni.
Live from the Empty Palace is new 12-part video series that features nearly 100 performances including singers, musicians, dancers, jugglers, acrobats and others from all over Hawaiʻi Island. Hilo Palace Theater became the go-to venue, in a virtual way, for performances by Hawaiʻi Island artists during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when audiences were not allowed and performers had no outlet for their talent.
On the afternoon of July 6, 1985, Diane Suzuki had just finished teaching her dance class in Aiea. She planned to meet a fellow instructor in the parking lot of the dance studio 15 minutes later, but Diane never showed. Award-winning journalist Robbie Dingeman explains why the unsolved disappearance of Diane Suzuki still haunts the Islands decades later.
A gripping documentary, Missing in Brooks County follows the stories of two families who have come to Brooks County to look for their loved ones who went missing.
Kainani Kahaunaele has been a force in Hawaiian music for the last two decades. She garnered multiple awards for her albums Naʻu ʻOe (2003) and ʻŌhai ʻUla (2010). Most recently at the 2021 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards she won a total of seven trophies, including album of the year, for her most recent release Waipunalei.
On Episode 4 of the much-anticipated second season of All Creatures Great and Small, Tristan works out how to make clients happy but then receives some bad news. James and Helen have a heart-to-heart.
Initially performed in the summer of 2021 by the NHK Symphony Orchestra conducted by Keitaro Harada, NHK Symphony Orchestra Family Concert is framed as a sporting event. Dubbed "The World Music Championship of Orchestras," the orchestra attempts to break previous fastest performed records and musical instruments compete for the honor of the instrument with the lowest pitch.
Lawmakers were poised to raise Hawaiʻi's minimum wage in 2020 but stopped short as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, devastating local businesses and disrupting lives. Even as the pandemic lingers, the economy is rebounding, reviving the discussion about raising the wage.
The continued abuse of crystal methamphetamine has devastated thousands of local families, and it is an ongoing problem, even in the middle of a pandemic. David Earles, former executive director of the Hawaiʻi Meth Project, talks about the efforts and difficulties in fighting Hawaiʻi's meth crisis. Stream below.
On this episode, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. works with Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn, two guests whose family trees were obscured by scandals, to discover the truth about their ancestors.
Join us for a special episode in partnership with PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs featuring HIKI NŌ stories and clips from the Student Reporting Labs’ special, “Our New Normal: How Teens are Redefining School Life.” HIKI NŌ student and Kauaʻi High School junior Kate Nakamura hosts from the PBS Hawaiʻi studio.
Join us for Our New Normal: How Teens are Redefining School Life, a special digital event that focuses on the state of schools amid the recent surge, changes to school curriculum, and the pressures on mental health for middle and high school students. This event is co-hosted by teen reporters Kate Nakamura of Hawai’i (a HIKI NŌ student from Kauaʻi High School) and Terry Jones of Alabama.
A rising star in progressive politics and new father, Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. After a chance encounter with a powerful Senator on an airplane catapults him to fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation movement for universal healthcare, in a journey that transforms his belief in what is possible for the country and for his family.
Mark Yamanaka is a singer, songwriter, multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner and a car salesman. On this Nā Mele, enjoy Yamanaka’s soothing yet powerful falsetto voice.