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PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Under a Jarvis Moon

PBS Hawaii Presents Under a Jarvis Moon

 

This film tells the story of 130 young men from Hawaii who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific. The first wave of these colonists was a group of Hawaiian high school students, chosen because government officials assumed Pacific Islanders could best survive the harsh conditions present on the tiny, isolated islands. For the young men, who were unaware of the true purpose of their role as colonists, what ensued is a tale of intrigue, courage, and ultimately, tragedy.

 

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INDEPENDENT LENS
Kumu Hina

INDEPENDENT LENS Kumu Hina

 

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as Kumu Hina herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.

 

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SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Central North Island, New Zealand

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE: Central North Island, New Zealand

 

Natural beauty abounds in New Zealand’s north island. She explores Lake Taupo by kayak and stops off for a soak in the hot springs. At Te Puia, Samantha experiences Pohutu, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. She also meets Katz, who heads the woodworking school of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, and talks the struggle to keep the culture alive. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley is filled with vast thermal activity and an active volcano. Traveling by helicopter, Samantha gets a firsthand view of White Island, an active volcano. All this and more make the New Zealand’s North Island a place to love.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
The Hawaiian Language

 

Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language, once forbidden in schools and nearly lost, is flourishing again in these Islands. In 1978, it became the official state language along with English. It lives in song, in books, in the daily lives of Hawai‘i residents and in schools dedicated to perpetuating native culture. On the next INSIGHTS, we’ll discuss the Hawaiian language with guests Christopher Kaliko Baker, Assistant Professor, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa; Manu Boyd, kumu hula, musician, Cultural Consultant at Kamehameha Schools; Kamalei Krug, a graduate of the DOE’s Hawaiian Language Immersion Program; and Amy Kalili, Director at Mokuola Honua Global Center for Indigenous Language Excellence.

 

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Island Soldier

Island Soldier

 

Follow the Nena family as they grieve the loss of their son – his death in Afghanistan makes waves through the community where nearly everyone is connected to the U.S. military. Known as a “recruiter’s paradise,” Micronesia contributes a disproportionate number of soldiers to the armed forces, who cannot receive benefits…yet young men leave their families behind in pursuit of the American Dream.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I ELECTION 2018 SHOW ARCHIVE

 

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PRIMARY ELECTION


 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Election 2018 Recap
Election 2018 Recap
  Broadcast date: November 8

 

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: U.S. Senate/Maui County Council – Kahului
U.S. Senate / Maui County Council – Kahului
  Broadcast date: November 1

 

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: State House District 36 / Hawai‘i County Council District 7
State House District 36 / Hawai‘i County Council District 7
  Broadcast date: October 18

 

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: OHA At-Large
OHA At-Large
  Broadcast date: October 11

 

 

 

 


Honolulu City Council, District 4, Honolulu City Council, District 8
  Broadcast date: October 4

 

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Maui County Mayor, Kaua‘i County Mayor
Maui County Mayor, Kaua‘i County Mayor
  Broadcast date: September 27

 

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Governor
Governor
  Broadcast date: September 20

 

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: U.S. House District 1
U.S. House District 1
  Broadcast date: August 30

 

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Constitutional Convention / Taxing Investment Property for Education
Constitutional Convention / Taxing Investment Property for Education
  Broadcast date: August 16

 

 

 

 

Democratic Primary for State Senate District 3, Maui County Council - West Maui
Democratic Primary for State Senate District 3, Maui County Council – West Maui
  Broadcast date: August 9

 

 

 

 

Democratic Primary for U.S. House District 1
Democratic Primary for U.S. House District 1
  Broadcast date: August 2

 

 

 

 

Senate District 6, Senate District 24, Republican Primary for Governor
Senate District 6, Senate District 24, Republican Primary for Governor
  Broadcast date: July 26

 

 

 

 

Maui Mayor | Kaua‘i Mayor
Maui Mayor | Kaua‘i Mayor
  Broadcast date: July 19

Additional Candidates Information, July 19 Broadcast

 

 

 

 

State Senate District 23 | Honolulu City Council District VI
State Senate District 23 | Honolulu City Council District VI
  Broadcast date: July 12

 

 

 

 

Democratic candidates for Governor David Ige and Colleen Hanabusa.
Democratic Primary for Governor
  Broadcast date: July 5

Additional Candidates Information, July 5 Broadcast

 

 

 

 

Election 2018 Preview
Election 2018 Preview
  Broadcast date: May 10

 

 

 


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NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Mahi Beamer, Nina Kealiiwahamana and Robert Cazimero

NA MELE: Mahi Beamer, In Memoriam, Mahi Beamer, Nina Kealiiwahamana and Robert Cazimero

 

Three magical talents, Mahi Beamer, Nina Kealiiwahamana and Robert Cazimero, blend their voices together to create an intimacy that only comes with the melding of family and good friends in this encore presentation of a vintage NA MELE episode from the PBS Hawai‘i studios.

 

 

 

NOVA
Kīlauea: Hawaiʻi on Fire

NOVA - Kīlauea: Hawaiʻi on Fire

 

Thousands of Hawai‘i Island residents were uprooted in 2018 when Kīlauea erupted, sending rivers of lava through communities and into the ocean. This spike in Kīlauea’s activity transformed parts of the island into an inferno, spewing rock and causing massive destruction. Join scientists and locals as they head underground to investigate the geological cause of the eruption.

 

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Hula as a Bedrock of 21st-Century Success

 

CEO Message

 

Hula as a Bedrock of 21st-Century Success

 

This month, the renowned musical Lim Family of Kohala on the Big Island takes the stage on Nā Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song (Mon., Jan. 28, 7:30 pm). We at PBS Hawai‘i have wanted to feature this remarkable ‘ohana for years.

 

However, it’s not easy to catch the family members in one place for long! They’re often in different parts of the Islands, and in farflung countries, in versatile groups, performing and teaching. Ed Yap, a family musician and husband of fellow performer and kumu hula Nani Lim Yap, is known for his flying fingers, booking and re-booking airline tickets online as plans evolve.

 

As I interviewed Nani for an upcoming episode of Long Story Short (Tues., Jan. 22, 7:30 pm), I saw once again, with another Island family, that the tradition of hula can serve as a bedrock for modern business success. Nani has long been in demand as a hula teacher in Japan and now, China, for her deep knowledge of this ancient art.

 

“(Hula) is about the collective, and it is about recognizing that together, we produce something that is amazing.” – Ulalia Woodside, Executive Director, Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i

 

Nani and Ed’s son Manaola Yap, appearing in a Long Story Short encore (Tues., Jan. 15, 7:30 pm) is a young fashion designer and business owner with national and international credentials. “My background in design, and everything I do, comes from hula,” he says.

 

A dancer performing HulaAs a child, he helped his mother stage hula dramas for hotel visitors, creating costumes that helped tell the stories. For a dance honoring Pele, the fire goddess, he says Nani burned all of the edges of the dancers’ fabric “to a crisp.”

 

Successful father-and-son designers and hula practitioners Sig and Kuha‘o Zane of Hilo, Hawai‘i Island, also credit hula with inspiring and sustaining their aloha shirt business. For Sig, it started decades ago with wanting to make a special gift to court his future wife, seventh-generation kumu hula Nālani Kanaka‘ole. Sig learned silk screening and created plant designs, because in hula, many plant forms are important. Like Manaola, he had no formal design or business training.

 

Ulalia Woodside, Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i, oversees 40,000 acres of preservation lands. She grew up in Waimānalo, Windward O‘ahu, learning the discipline and interconnectedness of the hula tradition. She says it forged her view of how to live life and how to carry out her work.

 

“(Hula) is about the collective,” she says, “it is about recognizing that together, we produce something that is amazing.”

 

Season’s Aloha

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NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
The Royal Hawaiian Band

NA MELE Royal Hawaiian Band

 

Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band has
provided audiences the world over with a continual connection to Hawai‘i’s
royal heritage. During this vintage concert set on the grounds of historic
Iolani Palace, Bandmaster Aaron Mahi pays tribute to one of his predecessors,
Henry Berger, Royal Hawaiian Bandmaster from 1871 to 1915 and sometimes called
the “Father of Hawaiian music.”

 

 

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