Legendary boxing champion Jesus Salud revisits his storied career.
On this episode of HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawaiʻi, Hawai‘i’s New Wave of Storytellers share stories of finding their identities and how they stay true to themselves. They also highlight safe spaces to seek therapy, take viewers along for a walk on a student-led fashion runway, and track the effects of climate change on Hawaii’s shores.
Hawaiian musician Weldon Kekauoha has been crafting beloved musical arrangements and sharing them with Hawaiʻi, the continental U.S. and beyond for over 30 years. He’s enjoyed a successful solo career, amassing multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards and, in 2014, a Grammy nomination.
Why do all the women in Tonga know how to juggle? Filmmaker Paprika Leaverton explores the origins of the native juggling art known as “hiko” and how it was revived by one of Tonga’s most revered monarchs. The film also takes a closer look at the country’s gender and power dynamics and how hiko is helping to empower women in a male-dominated society.
Crystal methamphetamine or “ice” remains the top illicit drug in Hawaiʻi but fentanyl use is on the rise, with deadly consequences. The synthetic opioid killed a record number of people across the islands last year, according to the State Health Department. And there is no sign that it is letting up.
Historian John Clark talks about how the famous surf spot came to be.
On this special episode of HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawaiʻi, find out which schools produced the winning entries of the HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawaiʻi 2023 Spring Challenge, with host Dillon Catlett, a senior at Wai‘anae High School.
According to Kuana Torres Kahele, music can transcend boundaries. He hopes that Hawaiian songs, or mele, can spark something inside of listeners, no matter their culture. Enjoy this new episode of Nā Mele and our digital exclusive content.
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