Colin Moore

Speaking Truth to Power


The phrase “speak truth to power” is often used to describe an act of courage and non-violence, standing up for what one believes to be the truth, despite resistance from powerful forces. We often think of figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Anita Hill, or the man who stood in the path of tanks in Tiananmen Square.


Perhaps the people who have changed our own community by speaking truth to power are our greatest inspiration. On INSIGHTS, we’ll ask three of them about the meaning of truth and how it inspired them personally to face powerful opposition: Attorney General Doug Chin, who filed a lawsuit on behalf of the State of Hawai‘i that successfully challenged the second national travel ban; Randy Roth, a community activist and co-author of Broken Trust; and Loretta Sheehan, trial attorney and member of the Honolulu Police Commission. Colin Moore, UH political science professor and Director of the Public Policy Center, is also scheduled to join this discussion.


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What Do the Results Mean for Hawai‘i’s Future?


Insights on PBS Hawai‘i will wrap up four months of weekly Election 2014 candidate discussions by asking political analysts: What Do the Results Mean for Hawai‘i’s Future? How will the choices made by Hawai‘i’s voters affect our state, our communities, and our lives? Daryl Huff moderates a discussion with:


  • Chad Blair, Civil Beat reporter
  • Colin Moore, UH Manoa political science assistant professor
  • Debora Halbert, UH Manoa political science associate professor and chairwoman