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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
U.S. House District 1

 

This week’s INSIGHTS features candidates in the five-way race for U.S. House District 1, covering urban Honolulu to Kapolei and Mililani. Former Congressman Ed Case beat six competitors to win the Democratic nomination, while former state lawmaker Cam Cavasso beat his lone competitor to win the Republican nomination. Other challengers for the seat are Green Party candidate Zachary Burd, Libertarian Michelle Tippens and non-partisan candidate Calvin Griffin.

 

Join us during our live discussion by phoning in, or leaving us a comment on Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and Facebook Live.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Constitutional Convention / Taxing Investment Property for Education

 

The next INSIGHTS presents two discussions:

 

–From 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm, we’ll talk about a Constitutional Convention and how it works. Hawai‘i’s last one was 40 years ago. This November, voters will decide whether to hold another one.

 

–Then, from 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm, we’ll discuss another issue on the ballot – whether to give the state the power to tax investment property to raise money for education.

 

Join us during our live discussion by phoning in, or leaving us a comment on Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and Facebook Live.

 

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

 

Email:
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To see an archive of past INSIGHTS ELECTION 2018 shows, click here.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Constitutional Convention Taxing Investment Property for Education

 


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Democratic Primary for State Senate District 3, Maui County Council – West Maui

 

The last INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I before primary election day on August 11 focuses on two Neighbor Island races.

 

First, at 8:00 pm, meet Hawai‘i Island County Council member Dru Kanuha and former councilmember Brenda Ford, candidates in the Democratic Primary for State Senate District 3 (Kailua-Kona to Na‘alehu).

 

Then, at 8:30 pm, three candidates vying for the West Maui seat on the Maui County Council, Ernest Balinbin, Frederick Nava and Tamara Paltin will discuss the issues.

 

Join us during our live discussion by phoning in, or leaving us a comment on Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and Facebook Live.

 

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

 

Email:
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To see an archive of past INSIGHTS ELECTION 2018 shows, click here.

 

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Democratic Primary for U.S. House District 1

 

One of the most hotly contested races this election season is the Democratic Primary for U.S. House District 1, representing urban Honolulu to Mililani and ‘Ewa Beach. INSIGHTS welcomes attorney Ed Case, Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin, State Representatives Beth Fukumoto and Kaniela Ing, State Senator Donna Mercado Kim, and Honolulu City Council Chair Ernie Martin for a live and spirited discussion on community issues.

 

Note: Seven citizens are running in the Democratic Primary election for Hawai‘i’s First Congressional District, Urban Honolulu to Mililani and ‘Ewa Beach. Six of them appeared on Insights on PBS Hawai‘i on August 2. The seventh person is Palasi Puletasi. PBS Hawai‘i invited him to share his views on the issues in written form up to 750 words. He did not respond by the July 20 deadline.

 

Join us during our live discussion by phoning in, or leaving us a comment on Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and Facebook Live.

 

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

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

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To see an archive of past INSIGHTS ELECTION 2018 shows, click here.

 

 

PBS Hawai‘i hosts Republican gubernatorial candidates in live forum

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July 24, 2018

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: ELECTION 2018Insights on PBS Hawai‘i continues its four-month series of live candidate forums this Thursday with three Primary races, including a discussion with all three candidates in the Republican Primary for governor.

 

State Rep. Andria Tupola, John Carroll and Ray L’Heureux are scheduled for a live discussion this Thursday, July 26 at 9:00 pm.

 

Set to precede that discussion are 30-minute live forums for Democratic Primaries in two State Senate races. At 8:00 pm are Roz Baker and Terez Amato, who are running for Senate District 6 on West and South Maui. Afterward at 8:30 pm, Ken Ito and Jarrett Keohokalole, candidates for Windward O‘ahu’s Senate District 24, are scheduled for a live forum.

 

The candidate forums are scheduled for Thursday evenings through Nov. 1, with a hiatus Sept. 6 and 13 for PBS Hawai‘i’s third KĀKOU – Hawai‘i’s Town Hall.

 

Insights is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and on PBS Hawai‘i’s Facebook page. As always with Insights, viewers can join the discussions by phone, email or social media during the live program. Viewers may email their questions or comments to insights@pbshawaii.org, use the #pbsinsights hashtag on Twitter, or leave a comment in each Facebook live stream.

 

The conversational format of PBS Hawai‘i’s weekly live public affairs program sets these forums apart from traditional televised debates. Without the pre-arranged constraints of a structured debate, viewers will have a greater chance of witnessing the candidates as they are, while they engage in free-flowing discussions about community issues.

 


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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Senate District 6, Senate District 24, Republican Primary for Governor

 

INSIGHTS will host candidates from three races on a special two-hour edition:

 

–From 8 to 8:30 pm it’s the forum for the Democratic Primary for Senate District 6, where State Senator Roz Baker is being challenged by Terez Amato for the seat that represents West and South Maui.

 

–From 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm, the forum features State Representatives Ken Ito and Jarrett Keohokalole, who are facing off in a winner-take-all Democratic Primary for Senate District 24, representing parts of Kane‘ohe and Kailua.

 

–From 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm, INSIGHTS will feature the three candidates running in the Republican Primary for Governor: John Carroll, Ray L’Heureux and Andria Tupola.

 

Join us during our live discussion by phoning in, or leaving us a comment on Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and Facebook Live.

 

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

 

Email:
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To see an archive of past INSIGHTS ELECTION 2018 shows, click here.

 

 

PBS Hawai‘i kicks off candidate forums with Governor’s race

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For questions regarding this press release, contact:
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June 26, 2018

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: ELECTION 2018Insights on PBS Hawai‘i kicks off its four-month series of live candidate forums Thursday, July 5 at 8:00 pm with a scheduled discussion with the Democratic Primary candidates for Governor, incumbent David Ige and Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.

 

The Republican Primary candidates – Rep. Andria Tupola, John Carroll and Ray L’Heureux – are scheduled to appear live on July 26 at 9:00 pm.

 

The candidate forums are scheduled for Thursday evenings through Nov. 1, with a hiatus Sept. 6 and 13 for PBS Hawai‘i’s third KĀKOU – Hawai‘i’s Town Hall.

 

Insights is also live streamed on pbshawaii.org and on PBS Hawai‘i’s Facebook page. As always with Insights, viewers can join the discussions by phone, email or social media during the live program. Viewers may email their questions or comments to insights@pbshawaii.org, use the #pbsinsights hashtag on Twitter, or leave a comment in each Facebook live stream.

 

The conversational format of PBS Hawai‘i’s weekly live public affairs program sets these forums apart from traditional televised debates. Without the pre-arranged constraints of a structured debate, viewers will have a greater chance of witnessing the candidates as they are, while they engage in free-flowing discussions about community issues.

 


PBS Hawai‘i is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and Hawai‘i’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i to the world. pbshawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii


 

 

More incumbents sitting out debates?

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: The set of INSIGHTS

 

Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS HawaiiGeneral Managers of PBS stations across the country met last month for a strategy session, looking at what kind of programming is needed most in our country, and how to make the content more responsive and more interactive.

 

And in this election year of deep divisions and negativity, we compared notes on our television stations’ political debates and other forums. Longtime station managers remarked that they’d never seen so many local incumbents decline to appear with their challengers on live telecasts and live web streams.

 

“These incumbents have the money to create their own messages through advertising, and that’s what they’re doing instead,” said Tom Axtell, the head of Vegas PBS and a member of the PBS Board of Directors. Another GM noted that many candidates no longer feel obligated to appear alongside their competition because they can speak to the public through low-cost social media.

 

In Hawai‘i, we had our share of incumbents turning down participation in our weekly election forum on Insights on PBS Hawai‘i, noting scheduling conflicts. We know that candidates are busy, so we generally ask them early. And we realize that incumbents may not be terribly motivated to let their lesser-known competitors receive statewide air time.

 

In addition, incumbents from 34 Hawai‘i State House and Senate races faced no opposition from another major-party candidate.

 

We even had a challenger withdraw from a General Election forum. That was Honolulu Mayoral candidate and political veteran Charles Djou. His campaign contended that it had never committed to the forum. (Before the Primary Election, Djou did take part in our forum with incumbent Mayor Kirk Caldwell and former Mayor Peter Carlisle.)

 

The rebuffs by candidates in some major races had a silver lining, freeing up TV time for district races, especially outside Honolulu and beyond O‘ahu. Incumbents and challengers with different ideas sat down at the same table, engaging in some interesting, vigorous and respectful discussions.

 

Viewers could feel the fresh breeze of democracy. At its best, this civil discourse provided much-needed substance and helped voters make their choice at the polls.

 

As Communications Professor John Hart of Hawai‘i Pacific University commented in a Honolulu Civil Beat podcast with reporter Chad Blair last October 10: “I still believe [debates] are our best chance to see past the pseudo-events, the slick advertisements. When you hear someone talk for an hour, you get a sense of who they are.”

 

This public media organization wants to thank all of the election candidates who accepted our invitation to inform voters by answering viewer questions and taking part in civil discourse on Insights on PBS Hawai‘i.

 

A hui hou (until next time)…
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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Hawai‘i Island Mayor / State House District 44

 

Harry Kim, who previously served two terms as Hawai‘i County’s Mayor, will be returning to the seat, with a 51.6% outright win during last weekend’s Primary Election. Hawai‘i County’s Mayoral race was a crowded one, with 13 candidates vying for the office. Kim is scheduled to appear for this discussion.

 

The show’s second half will focus on State House District 44, covering the Leeward Oahu neighborhoods of Wai‘anae, Makaha and a portion of Ma‘ili. Democratic candidate Cedric Gates beat out incumbent Jo Jordan, the only incumbent to lose her seat during the primary. Gates faces Republican Marc Paaluhi in the General Election. Gates and Paaluhi are scheduled to appear for this candidate discussion.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Neighbor Island Doctor Shortage

 

Hawai‘i is nearly 900 doctors short of what we need to meet our medical needs, according to the University of Hawai‘i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. This shortfall is expected to widen to 1,500 in the next five years. The shortage of primary care doctors and specialists is most serious on the neighbor islands, where many people go without medical care, or fly to Oahu or elsewhere for treatment. INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I explores what it may take to attract and retain primary care providers on our neighbor islands.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
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