On this Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox, we hear from Nona Beamer, or Aunty Nona as she was fondly called. Aunty Nona was an educator, author, hula dancer and a champion of Hawaiian culture, known for her integrity, scholarship and love.
Hear from Alice Inoue, the founder of Happiness U, as she reflects on how her curiosity and entrepreneurial nature led her on an untraditional path to her current position of helping others find their life’s purpose.
For three years, Takeshi Yoshihara and his family lived in two small cubicles in a Japanese American internment camp. The experience, while traumatic for the young Takeshi and his family, did not leave him bitter. This Nisei would grow up to be the first Japanese American appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, and he enjoyed a long military career. Yoshihara talks about what made him an unlikely Naval Academy candidate, and his journey through the ranks and, eventually, to Hawaiʻi.
Learn how John Morgan, president of the 4,000-acre Kualoa Ranch on Windward Oʻahu, diversified business by opening up the lands to recreational tour activities and to movie crews from blockbuster films like Jurassic Park and Jumanji.
Strength and grit were the two values that Lois Kim’s Korean American parents instilled in her from an early age. But when tragedy struck, she turned to drugs, which took her down a dark path that resulted in prison time. She’s since served her time, and is now using the power of storytelling to share her exploration of vulnerability – and a new source of strength.
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.
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