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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
What Did Our Lawmakers Do This Session to Make Hawai‘i Better?

 

The last week of the 2015 legislative session included a flurry of final votes on many of the session’s biggest bills, including a $26 billion budget, a commitment to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, a five-year extension on the rail tax for Honolulu residents, the creation of a statewide medical marijuana dispensary system, and a modified plan to protect more than 600 acres of undeveloped land on Oahu’s North Shore. Did the Legislature decide to spend taxpayer money wisely? If signed by the governor, how will the new laws impact Hawai‘i residents?

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Fixing Juvie Justice

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS Fixing Juvie Justice

 

Young people are entering the juvenile justice system in surprising numbers, and they seem to emerge worse than when they entered. In this film, a co-production of National Geographic and Pacific Islanders in Communications, we see how a group of innovators applies the restorative justice principles of the Maori people of New Zealand to the mean streets of Baltimore.

 

In Maori villages of the past, a crime would put the community out of balance. Traditional Maori justice turns on the idea of restoring that balance. This film crosses the globe to a culturally sacred marae (meeting ground) where Judge Heemi Taumanu has established an alternative youth court that draws on these principles. Viewers see how people come together to resolve conflict in their own communities and all of the drama that unfolds when everyone is given a chance and encouraged to let emotions out. Can a community-based approach to justice derived from a structure conceived centuries ago in New Zealand give hope to the mean streets of the United States?

 

A PATH APPEARS
Part 2 of 3

 

Join New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria and Alfre Woodard as they meet activists fighting for women’s rights in West Virginia, Colombia and Haiti.

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
What Should We Be Expecting from Our Lawmakers?

 

The opening of the Hawai‘i state Legislature is less than two weeks away. What challenges will newly elected Governor David Ige face? Will the changes in leadership in the state House and Senate make the legislative process any smoother? Daryl Huff moderates the discussion.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is Hawai‘i’s only live, weekly, interactive public affairs show. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time to insights@pbshawaii.org.

 

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