Singer Raiatea Helm is joined by dad Zachary Helm, Jack Ofoia, Casey Olsen, Aaron Salā and dancer Nani Dudoit for a vintage performance from the PBS Hawaii studio in Manoa. In between songs Raiatea talks about her influences, recordings and responsibilities as a Hawaiian artist.
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI presses its coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi, this time seeking answers from key State lawmakers. At the start of the year, lawmakers had high hopes of addressing Hawaiʻi’s affordable housing crisis, increasing the minimum wage and creating tax breaks for the working class.
In this vintage performance, one of Hawaiʻi’s most celebrated slack key guitar players, George Kahumoku, plays a selection of songs including: “36 Mile Marker,” “Hoʻokupa” and “Hiʻilawe.” This Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song is not available for streaming.
Opening Comments: Leslie Wilcox with Vera Zambonelli and Shirley Thompson, the producers of Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi Closing Comments: Vera Zambonelli and Shirley Thompson About the Film Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi is an hour-long compilation of six locally produced short […]
COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi continues to dominate discussions on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI. Economic fallout from the government-ordered lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus reverberates throughout the Islands. There’s a pressing demand for services by nonprofits serving people who are going hungry, experiencing domestic abuse or suffering in other ways.
In Memoriam: Cyril Pahinui 1950-2018 This special Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song pfeatures Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon Jr., sons of Hawaiian music icons: slack key guitar legend Gabby “Pops” Pahinui and Peter Moon Sr., a seminal figure in the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s.
STRANGE LAND tells the story of Stephanie Castillo‘s Filipino mother’s journey as a WWII war bride. Her mother met and married a Hawaiʻi-born GI of same Filipino ancestry, but the journey to America was far from the dream marriage.
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI continued coverage on COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi with a special 90-minute edition with Hawaiʻi’s four County Mayors. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Kauaʻi County Mayor Derek Kawakami, Hawaiʻi County Mayor Harry Kim and Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino answered questions about the battle against COVID-19.
This special edition features stories from the High School Division of the 2020 HIKI NŌ Winter Challenge. On January 31, 2020, participating elementary, middle school and high school teams were given four days to complete a HIKI NŌ story based on the prompt: “The wisdom of elders brought to life by the young.
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