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Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox features engaging, akamai, one-on-one conversations with some of the most intriguing people in Hawaii. Leslie brings out personal stories revealing experiences and values molding the people who shape our community.
Air Date: Tue, Feb 4, 2020 7:30 PM
Kristi Yamaguchi’s work ethic and drive from an early age propelled her to win the Olympic gold medal in figure skating for the U.S.A. in 1992. She went on to become a professional ice skater, author and now, philanthropist. She reached into the lessons of her childhood to create the Always Dream Foundation.
Air Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 7:30 PM
She’s built a reputation as “Hawai‘i’s presentation coach,” but in her youth, Pam Chambers was far from that. The former wallflower reveals how a turning point in her career helped her blossom as a public speaker.
Air Date: Tue, Jan 14, 2020 7:30 PM
Amos Kotomori designs fashion, jewelry, building interiors and more – you can even see his creativity at work in the set design for Long Story Short here at PBS Hawai‘i. From working in advertising, with modeling agencies and with top fashion designers, his career successes have taken him all over the world.
Air Date: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 7:30 PM
With partners and clients from around the nation and the world, Oceanit employs out-of-the-box thinking, finding solutions to some of the world’s most difficult problems by combining science, technology, engineering and creative thinking.
Air Date: Tue, Dec 24, 2019 7:30 PM
Patrick Sullivan has been a problem solver from an early age; creating enterprising ways as a teen to support his pursuit of higher education.
Air Date: Tue, Dec 17, 2019 7:30 PM
George Kon of Honolulu teaches teenagers how to rehearse for life. He co-founded and leads the T-Shirt Theatre, a performance group based out of Farrington High School in Kalihi, Oʻahu, which uses a low-tech, high-zest approach to their productions, forgoing elaborate sets and costuming, and relying on honest performances by the students.
Air Date: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 7:30 PM
Meet Tom Vendetti, a Maui-based psychologist and filmmaker who has turned a series of unexpected life twists into two intertwined careers. He shares how his unlikely journey has unfolded, all driven by his quest for happiness.   This program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 4:00 pm and 11:30 pm.
Air Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 7:30 PM
After leaving his isolated hometown of Hāna, Maui, Francis “Palani” Sinenci spent decades away in the military before becoming inspired to reconnect with his Hawaiian roots. Serendipitously, he fell into the art of building traditional Native Hawaiian houses.
Air Date: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Hidden beneath the antics of Sesame Street characters, you’ll find a principal puppeteer who hails from ʻĀina Haina in East Honolulu. Pam Arciero has been with the children’s series for nearly 40 years, primarily as Oscar the Grouch’s girlfriend, Grundgetta.
Air Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 7:30 PM
As a futurist, Jim Dator of Waikīkī has spent the last 50 years pondering and researching what the future might hold. He’s a pioneer in this academic field and is an internationally respected voice in futures studies.
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