pandemic

A Slimmed-Down Program Guide

 

CEO Message

 

Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO

You may notice that this monthly program guide is skinnier than it was last month, as if it went on a crash diet. There was indeed a crash of sorts, one that all of us are dealing with in one way or another: the economic fall-out from COVID-19.

 

PBS Hawai‘i is part of the local community. When our supporters suffer financial loss, we feel it, too. Many people are limiting their charitable giving. Our heart goes out to those who’ve been hard hit by effects of the pandemic.

 

As part of stewarding our resources, we’ve slimmed down this monthly program guide. But please note that we’re devoting the same number of pages as before to program highlights. Also, we’ll keep delivering our free weekly e-newsletter with more detailed programming information. Sign up for it at https://www.pbshawaii.org/newsletter-signup/

 

And most importantly, we continue to bring you the same quality programming.

 

An excerpt from an Oʻahu viewer's noteMany viewers are appreciating this as they shelter at home, watching more PBS Hawai‘i offerings than usual. We’ve especially heard from viewers of our weekly live forums on Insights on PBS Hawai‘i: COVID-19 in Hawai‘i, and HIKI NŌ featuring Student Reflections from home; from Passport viewers, accessing both new and archival PBS shows; and from parents introducing their young children to our online PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, which is aligned with fun, educational video games.

 

Pictured right: An excerpt from an Oʻahu viewer’s note

 

Folks have been phoning or writing with kind sentiments including: “You’re a lifesaver for helping me educate my child at home.” “You bring us delight, beauty, wonder and information every day…” “I’m going through a hard time, but I feel better with the inspiration I get from your programs.”

 

Aloha is real and palpable and feeds heart and soul. From our PBS Hawai‘i Board of Directors and Staff, here’s wishing you aloha nui as you press through this challenging time and grow even stronger in adversity.

 

Hawai‘i is hurting, but we still encourage, uplift and help each other. We are not defined or diminished by our circumstances.

 

Masking my face but not my aloha!

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INFORMATION ON COVID-19

     

 

INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19
 

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PBS Hawaiʻi Programs

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Air Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5|21|20

This week’s live televised public affairs discussion about COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI looks at the re-opening of some businesses, under new guidelines. Is the State safely moving toward a new normal? Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation with Lt. Gov. Josh Green; House Speaker Scott Saiki; a representative from the Hawaiʻi Restaurant Association; and an infectious disease expert.

 

Air Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5|14|20

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI looks at the plight of workers and small businesses, in our continuing coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. Many residents and small businesses were already having a tough time making ends meet before the coronavirus outbreak and government shutdowns. Now, with only select businesses allowed to reopen and the tourism industry on hold, tens of thousands of residents face an uncertain financial future. How do you plan when your resources are so stretched? How do you commit to a loan you don’t know you can repay?

 

Air Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5|7|20

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI presses its coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi, this time seeking answers from key State lawmakers. At the start of the year, lawmakers had high hopes of addressing Hawaiʻi’s affordable housing crisis, increasing the minimum wage and creating tax breaks for the working class. Early education for pre-K students also was on the wish list. Then the new coronavirus took over. Now the focus is on how to recover from an economic meltdown while keeping Hawaiʻi’s people healthy. Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation with scheduled guests: State Senate Ways and Means Chair Donovan Dela Cruz, House Finance Chair Sylvia Luke and Hawaiʻi Island Representative Richard Onishi of the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness.

 

Air Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 4|30|20

COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi continues to dominate discussions on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI. Economic fallout from the government-ordered lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus reverberates throughout the Islands. There’s a pressing demand for services by nonprofits serving people who are going hungry, experiencing domestic abuse or suffering in other ways. What resources are available, and where do people go for help?

 

Air Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 4|23|20

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI continues coverage on COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi with a special 90-minute edition with Hawaiʻi’s four County Mayors. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Kauaʻi County Mayor Derek Kawakami, Hawaiʻi County Mayor Harry Kim and Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino and will appear live to answer questions about the battle against COVID-19. The mayors have each issued orders and directives designed to keep their constituents safe from the coronavirus. There are similarities and differences between how each county is handling the disease including how messaging is delivered to the public.

 

Air Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 4|16|20

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI continues coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi, assembling guests in key areas to help viewers understand the effects of the coronavirus.

This week’s guests:
–Scott Murakami, State Labor Department Director
–Dr. Christina Kishimoto, State Schools Superintendent
–Dr. Philip Bossert, Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools
–Dr. Christina Wang, Hawaiʻi Health and Harm Reduction Center

 

Air Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 4|9|20

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI has ongoing coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. Every week, INSIGHTS is assembling guests in key areas to help viewers understand the effects of this spreading new coronavirus. How prepared is Hawaiʻi’s health-care system for the rising number of cases in the Islands? Are there enough hospital beds, ventilators and protective equipment? How do we cope with the stress this crisis has created? Where do thousands of unemployed workers find resources to pay rent, utilities and other bills that are due?

 

Air Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 8:00pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 4|2|20

With the Islands’ #1 goal to slow the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI continues our coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. Residents of the state have mostly settled into a stay-home “lockdown,” and visitor traffic is mostly kapu. How long does an infected person stay contagious? Is Hawaiʻi’s supply line for food and other products secure? How are we protecting elders? Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation.

 

Air Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8:00 pm

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: COVID-19: STAY ALERT, STAY INFORMED, STAY HEALTHY

It has been less than three months since reports of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China first made international headlines. With worldwide cases growing significantly every day, the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. What are we doing as a community to inform and protect Hawaiʻi’s people? We know that testing has been woefully inadequate, but are there other important things that we should be doing that we’re not? Find out, on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI as we discuss COVID-19: Stay Alert, Stay Informed, Stay Healthy.

 

National Programs

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Air Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 10:00 pm

FRONTLINE: Inside Italy’s COVID War

Inside a hospital battling COVID-19 in Northern Italy, as doctors make life and death decisions. The intimate, exclusive story of one besieged ER doctor, her staff and patients, from the darkest days to the signs of hope.

 

Air Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 9:00 pm

NOVA: Decoding COVID-19

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of mere months. But at the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus—and find a treatment for the disease it causes—is underway. Join the doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 as they strategize to stop the spread, and meet the researchers racing to develop treatments and vaccines. Along the way, discover how this devastating disease emerged, what it does to the human body, and why it exploded into a pandemic.

 

Air Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 9:00 pm

FRONTLINE: Coronavirus Pandemic

FRONTLINE investigates the U.S. response to COVID-19 – from Washington state to Washington, D.C. – and examines what happens when politics and science collide.

You can watch online at:

https://www.pbs.org/video/coronavirus-pandemic-w1akqx/

 

Air Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 9:00 pm

CONFRONTING CORONAVIRUS: A PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL

Confronting Coronavirus: A PBS NewsHour Special will focus on health precautions for individuals and the public-at-large as well as the pandemic’s economic impact both in the United States and globally. This special, anchored by NewsHour managing editor Judy Woodruff, will include interviews with officials and a virtual town hall with curated questions from people across America.

You can watch online at:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/watch-live-confronting-coronavirus-a-pbs-newshour-special

 

Coronavirus Resources

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Below please find access to Coronavirus resources from PBS Hawaiʻi and our affiliates. Together, in partnership with our community-at-large, we will continue to serve you with information during these unsettling times.

 

Latest Reporting on the Coronavirus

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/tag/novel-coronavirus

 

What You Should Know

https://digital.pbs.org/products/bento/what-you-should-know-about-the-novel-coronavirus/

 

How to Talk To your Children About Coronavirus

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

 

How to Wear and Make Your own Mask

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

 

Latest Local News

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Honolulu City and County
http://www.honolulu.gov/mayor/proclamations-orders-and-rules.html

https://www.oneoahu.org/faqs

Maui County
https://www.mauicounty.gov/

Kauai County
http://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19

Hawai‘i County
https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaii-hawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com/

Hawaiʻi Department of Health
https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/

Interisland Travel Quarantine Order
https://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/04/01/governor-ige-issues-emergency-order-requiring-self-quarantine-for-interisland-travelers/

 

Latest National News

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National Institutes of Health
https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

CDC: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

Resources for Families

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The State of Hawaiʻi Executive Office on Early Learning
https://earlylearning.hawaii.gov/covid19/

Telehealth
https://hawaiicovid19.com/telehealth/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIKI NŌ 6|4|20:
HIKI NŌ 2020 Spring Challenge

 

This special episode features the winning stories from the HIKI NŌ 2020 Spring Challenge competition. In this year’s Spring Challenge, student teams from across the state were given four days to create a video portrait of a family that is sheltering at home together and how they are coping with life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The winners in the High School Division are:

 

1st Place – Kapaʻa High School on Kauaʻi, for their story about a family that builds a makeshift bowling lane in their backyard in order to bond together during their time sheltering at home.

 

2nd Place – Maui High School in Kahului, for their story about how a daughter grows closer to her parents during the COVID-19 lockdown.

 

3rd Place – Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, for their story about a high school senior who becomes the primary caregiver to his 95-year-old great-grandmother during the shelter-at-home mandate.

 

Honorable Mention – Waipahu High School on Oʻahu, for their story about a grandmother who uses her professional sewing experience to make masks for her family.

 

The winners in the Middle School Division are:

 

1st Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului, for their story about two sisters whose mother has lost her job due to the pandemic, leaving the father as the sole breadwinner in the household.

 

2nd Place – Kealakehe Intermediate School on Hawaiʻi Island, for their story about an only child who grows closer to her restaurant-owner parents when they spend more time at home with her due to the mandated restrictions on their business.

 

3rd Place – Kailua Intermediate School in Windward Oʻahu, for their story about a family that embraces the lost art of letter and card writing as a way of staying in touch with people while sheltering at home.

 

Honorable Mention – Waiʻanae Intermediate School, for their story about the stress a family undergoes adapting to major changes in their financial, professional and educational lives.

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention winners in both divisions will receive, respectively, $500, $300, $200 and $100 in production equipment or supplies for their school’s media program. All prizes are provided by State Farm®.

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: What’s it Going to Take?
Hawaiʻi’s Resilience Through the Pandemic

 

On this week’s INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI What’s it Going to Take?, we’ll discuss Hawaiʻi’s Resilience Through the Pandemic. Like the rest of the world, our state has had to pause and hit the reset button due to the novel coronavirus. While much uncertainty remains, there’s optimism that we will emerge from this crisis in a strong position to face the future. Communities across Hawaiʻi are helping those in need. But there’s still much work to do as we figure out a new normal. You can join the conversation by phoning in, or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Facebook:
Visit the PBS Hawai‘i Facebook page.

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
What’s it Going to Take? Managing Tourism in Hawaiʻi

 

This week’s INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI is a special edition, expanded to 90 minutes, asking What’s it Going to Take? Managing Tourism in Hawaiʻi. The tourism industry is one of the State’s largest employers and has been the driving force of our economy. But there are costs to the arrival of more than 10 million visitors each year, including overcrowded beaches, traffic and the wear and tear on natural treasures. The coronavirus pandemic is now crippling the visitor industry. This could be a rare opportunity to reshape the future of tourism in Hawaiʻi. You can join the conversation by phoning in, or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Facebook:
Visit the PBS Hawai‘i Facebook page.

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5/21/20

 

This week’s live televised public affairs discussion about COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI looks at the re-opening of some businesses, under new guidelines. Is the State safely moving toward a new normal? Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation with Lt. Gov. Josh Green; House Speaker Scott Saiki; a representative from the Hawaiʻi Restaurant Association; and an infectious disease expert. You can phone in or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

More Information on COVID-19
Further Information on COVID-19: Programs, updates and resources

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Facebook:
Visit the PBS Hawai‘i Facebook page.

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5/14/20

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI looks at the plight of workers and small businesses in our continuing coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. Many residents and small businesses were already having a tough time making ends meet before the coronavirus outbreak and government shutdowns. Now, with only select businesses allowed to reopen and the tourism industry on hold, tens of thousands of residents face an uncertain financial future. How do you plan when your resources are so stretched? How do you commit to a loan you don’t know you can repay? Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation. You can phone in or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

More Information on COVID-19
Further Information on COVID-19: Programs, updates and resources

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Facebook:
Visit the PBS Hawai‘i Facebook page.

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi 5|7|20

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI presses its coverage of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi, this time seeking answers from key State lawmakers. At the start of the year, lawmakers had high hopes of addressing Hawaiʻi’s affordable housing crisis, increasing the minimum wage and creating tax breaks for the working class. Early education for pre-K students also was on the wish list. Then the new coronavirus took over. Now the focus is on how to recover from an economic meltdown while keeping Hawaiʻi’s people healthy. Join INSIGHTS’ statewide COVID-19 conversation with scheduled guests: State Senate Ways and Means Chair Donovan Dela Cruz, House Finance Chair Sylvia Luke and Hawaiʻi Island Representative Richard Onishi of the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness. You can phone in or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

More Information on COVID-19
Further Information on COVID-19: Programs, updates and resources

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Facebook:
Visit the PBS Hawai‘i Facebook page.

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

 

 

HAWAIʻI’S FOUR COUNTY MAYORS TO ADDRESS COVID-19 ON LIVE 90-MINUTE SPECIAL ON PBS HAWAIʻI

PBS HAWAI‘I – News Release

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PBS Hawaii
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 

HAWAIʻI’S FOUR COUNTY MAYORS TO ADDRESS COVID-19 ON LIVE 90-MINUTE SPECIAL ON PBS HAWAIʻI

 

WHO:           Hawaiʻi’s four county mayors
WHAT:         LIVE, 90-minute special
WHERE:      PBS HAWAIʻI
WHEN:        Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 pm
HOW:           Individuals can join the discussion by phoning in or leaving a comment on Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS is also streamed live on pbshawaii.org and PBS Hawaiʻi’s Facebook page.

 

(HONOLULU, HI) – INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI continues its coverage on COVID-19 with a special 90-minute edition with Hawaiʻi’s four County Mayors.

 

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Kauaʻi County Mayor Derek Kawakami, Hawaiʻi County Mayor Harry Kim and Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino will appear live to answer questions about the battle against COVID-19.

 

The mayors have each issued orders and directives designed to keep their constituents safe from the coronavirus. Hear how each county is managing public safety.

 

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HIKI NŌ 4|30|20: HIKI NŌ at STN 2020: Life Goes On | Program

 

This special edition follows HIKI NŌ school groups that traveled to Washington D.C., in the second week of March to compete in the annual Student Television Network (STN) convention, only to find the convention cancelled the day before it was to commence due to restrictions on gatherings of over 1,000 people put into place by the city of Washington, D.C. These restrictions were put into place the day it was announced that the coronavirus outbreak had been deemed a pandemic. This documentary chronicles the students’ emotional progression from shock to severe disappointment to acceptance, resilience, and a resolve to tell their stories regardless of the fact that they were no longer doing so for a competition.

 

This is the first in a series of seven HIKI NŌ shows featuring student reflections on life in the COVID-19 era.

 

 

 

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