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.
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.
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.
Learn how one local girl’s love of storytelling and social justice inspired her to share her gift with the world. Documentary filmmaker Ciara Lacy speaks to her journey and how moving home inspired her documentary, Out of State, which premiered nationally on PBS stations, including PBS Hawaiʻi, on the film series Independent Lens.
Meet Heather Haunani Giugni, a longtime filmmaker whose passion for preserving Hawaiʻi’s stories culminated in the establishment of ʻUluʻulu, the Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oahu. The archive is named after her father, a longtime aide to the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye.
“The health of the land is the health of the people” is a core belief for Dr. N. Emmett Aluli. The Molokaʻi physician comes from a prominent Hawaiian family of medical doctors, academics, musicians and historical figures. He made his own mark in history as part of the Kahoʻolawe Nine, a group of activists who stood up against the federal government to defend the island. Learn more about his personal mission to restore the health of Kahoʻolawe and the health of Molokaʻi’s people.
Leslie Wilcox talks story with award-winning writer Stephanie Han of Kaimukī, Oʻahu. Hear how she draws from her life experiences to inform her poetry, fiction and non-fiction and how the content of her work speaks to grappling with identity in multicultural settings.
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