Leslie Wilcox talks with Desmond Tutu, the South African former archbishop who openly and peacefully opposed apartheid. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate recalls tough experiences that taught him peace and compassion. Archbishop Tutu also explains why it's best to forgive, even in the most difficult situations. He even reveals his lighthearted side and talks about how humor can defuse tense moments.
Growing up in the noisy, caring, opinionated New York City borough of Brooklyn gave Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, experience in thinking on her feet in the real world. She shares her views on public media’s role in bringing us all together, even in a divisive social and political climate.
As a young man, Ed Greevy followed his passion for surf from his native Los Angeles to Honolulu. He arrived as the Save Our Surf movement was just ramping up, and it made him aware of threats to surfing breaks on the south shore. Waikīkī land development became his gateway to environmental, land use and sovereignty activism in Hawaiʻi. For more than 40 years, Greevy photographed political struggles and the modern Hawaiian Sovereignty movement. He talks about capturing more than 100,000 images in his archive, many of them documenting land development conflicts, starting in the tumultuous 1970s in Hawaiʻi.
Twinning is definitely winning for Jordan and Aaron Kandell. These Mānoa-based screenwriting brothers are not only twins, but also best friends, neighbors, ʻIolani School grads and college poetry majors. Watch this program of Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox to learn how they became part of the writing team behind Moana, the 2016 Disney animated film.
Get to know Sherry Menor-McNamara, the youngest and first female President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi. After working in Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo, Menor-McNamara returned to Hawaiʻi and earned post-graduate degrees in law and business. Her interests in public service and business converge in her current role at the local Chamber, which has won national recognition under her leadership.
As a child growing up in Honolulu, Mark Fukunaga, Chairman and CEO of Servco Pacific, was certain he would never join the family business. He left Hawaiʻi after high school for higher education and a fast-lane law career. Find out what changed his mind and brought him home when he was in his 30s – and how he has grown and diversified the two-billion dollar business by embracing risk and reinvention.
Rose Galera approaches cleaning as both a science and an art. Her early enthusiasm for keeping her environment safe and clean led her to a career in professional cleaning management and as a consultant and training specialist. Hear how her career in what she terms “cleanology” recognizes the science and technique necessary for proper sanitization.
Jeannette Paulson Hereniko has always known the power of storytelling. During a troubled childhood, stories functioned as a source of comfort. In adulthood, she founded the Hawai‘i International Film Festival. Throughout her multifaceted life, Jeannette has blazed her own trail, working with unwavering vision and passion.
Opera and cockfighting are some of the diverse subjects that Kauai-based documentary filmmaker Stephanie Castillo has covered throughout her career. Castillo released her first film, Simple Courage, in 1992, which drew parallels between Hansen’s Disease and the major health crisis at the time of the film’s release, the AIDS epidemic.
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