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GROWING BOLDER
Adventures in Growing Bolder, Episode 4

GROWING BOLDER: Episode 4

 

Nancy Hiller never felt like she fit in — not with her family, not in school and not as she began her career. She had what she calls a contentious relationship with her step-father, who would insult her work and her worth, calling her useless.

 

Out of spite, Nancy found herself at a local vocational college, looking for ways to make her life and her creativity take shape. What she discovered changed her future, and led her to become a successful columnist, author and artisan, specializing in woodworking and custom designs and creations.

 

But she’s never stopped Growing Bolder, and striving to prove the doubters wrong.

 

Other inspiring stories in this episode
From the operating room to a race track, meet the surgeon who is chasing down all of his dreams and making the world a better place at the same time. Plus, the up and coming doctor who didn’t get started until he was in his 40s.

 

GROWING BOLDER
In the Edge and in the Moment

 

David Hackett’s life reads like a Hollywood script. A surfer turned skateboarding pioneer and icon, he was a world champion at 15. He was 20 when his brother murdered their mother in the kitchen of their family home. Hackett spent the next 20 years as a drug addict and alcoholic and one of his sports top professional riders.

 

After getting sober, he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and cured himself with lifestyle modification. Happily married and totally drug and alcohol free, “Hackman” became a highly sought after addiction recovery guru, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, award-winning graphic and product designer, brand ambassador, and fine artist.

 

 

GROWING BOLDER
A Masterclass in Active Longevity

GROWING BOLDER

 

Marc Middleton and Bill Schafer are the hosts of Growing Bolder.

 

Celebrate the men and women who smash stereotypes, promote lifelong learning and act as role models for active lifestyle and healthy aging.

 

This series targets people who believe, “it’s not about age, it’s about attitude.” It finds and celebrates the men and women who smash stereotypes, promote lifelong learning and act as role models for active lifestyle and healthy aging. The co-hosts, veteran journalists Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer, bring a wealth of broadcast experience. In each episode, they introduce inspirational, optimistic and life-affirming segments about athletes, cancer survivors, musicians, actors, politicians, health experts, as well as ordinary people – all of whom share a common goal of growing bolder, not older.

 

 

Suze Orman’s
Financial Solutions for You

 

Hear advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance. Contents include: how to invest; whether to buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy; wills and trusts; student loans and more.

 

Strategy from a Swordfighter

Musashi Miyamoto, right, as depicted by artist Yoshitaki Tsunejiro

 

Musashi Minamoto, right, as depicted by artist Yoshitake Tsunejiro.

 

Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS HawaiiOne of the greatest swordfighters in history comes to mind as PBS Hawai‘i sets out to draft a new strategic plan to guide us in a rapidly changing media environment.

 

“Do nothing which is of no use,” wrote samurai Musashi Miyamoto, when he wasn’t roaming Japan wielding two swords, facing enemies in the Edo period.

 

Yes, Miyamoto-San, we must decide what skills and habits of mind we need to take with us into the future, in order to serve up great content on the many viewing screens in people’s lives. Folks might want to lean back for an hour-long documentary on a big wall monitor; catch a one-minute clip on their smartphone; or participate in a globally interactive discussion on their tablet. In fact, it’s already become common for people to use two digital devices at the same time to access content.

 

“Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy, it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.” So true, Minamoto-San, as we clear the bias of the present moment and attempt to see with clarity how we and fellow Islanders will want to use media and storytelling in the years ahead. Our organization used to peer ahead five years; now, even trying to pin down the next three years in this industry seems foolhardy.

 

In meetings held so far, our Board of Directors, Staff and stakeholders agree that PBS Hawai‘i must create a far-reaching system of touch points for people to encounter our programming. We’ll go where people are, rather than wait for them on a television monitor. We’ll continue to broadcast. However, many more people will want to engage in content online, selecting what they want to see when they want to see it. We want that, too.

 

First and foremost, we’re storytellers. We can and will adapt, to meet the need for quality stories and interactivity in different ways on different digital devices.

 

“Fixation is the way to death. Fluidity is the way to life,” wrote Miyamoto, who was known for anticipating an opponent’s moves and unleashing unexpected moves to bring victory.

 

However, the future isn’t all about fluidity and change. Like many of our viewers, we intend to hold onto our mindsets of curiosity, discovery, resilience, fairness; our belief in exposure to diverse viewpoints and civil discourse; and the value of universal access to education and reliable information.

 

When our Board of Directors adopts a new strategic plan at mid-year, we’ll share the plan with you and count on your feedback as we evolve. As Miyamoto-San said, “It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.”

 

At least we don’t run the risk of sword injuries! We do stand a fighting chance of creating richer and more versatile viewing experiences for you.

 

Aloha a hui hou,
Leslie signature

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Cleveland, OH, Part 3 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Cleveland, OH, Part 3 of 3

 

Travel to Cleveland to see outstanding vintage finds, like a “Big Bronco” coin-operated horse made around 1952 and a Tiffany & Co. pendant watch necklace. Can you guess the $40,000-$60,000 treasure?

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Omaha, NE, Part 1 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Omaha, NE, Part 1 of 3

 

Journey to Omaha, Nebraska, to learn more about amazing vintage finds, including a 1939 Grant Wood lithograph, a Daytona model Rolex from around 1970 with its box and papers, and Prohibition liquor bottles, ca. 1925. Can you guess which is valued at $100,000?

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Tucson, AZ, Part 2 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Tucson, AZ, Part 2 of 3

 

Discover hidden treasures in Tucson, such as a Jackie Robinson archive from around 1938, a 1960 GMT Master model Rolex with the original box and papers, and diamond and onyx jewelry, ca. 1920.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Little Rock, AR Part 2 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Little Rock, AR Part 2 of 3

 

Journey to Little Rock to see fantastic finds, including a 1983 Truman Capote manuscript, a jazz musician photograph archive, ca. 1945, and a Mississippian effigy figure circa 1000-1500 AD.

 

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