Susan Scott

Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Susan Scott would page through National Geographic magazines, imagining herself travelling to distant lands.  Little did she know that her life would be dedicated to learning about marine life and marine science, and sailing to those same distant lands that enchanted her as a child.

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Jack Cione

He was an entrepreneurial showman, best known in the 1960s through the ’80s for staging risque spectacles in Honolulu nightclubs. On this episode of Long Story Short, Jack Cione, now retired, reflects on his colorful business life in Honolulu, which included highly publicized arrests. He freely and gleefully admits that it was he who called the news outlets when police arrived. Women would become some of his best customers – at luncheons featuring nude waiters.

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Michael Broderick

Michael Broderick
Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 pm

On this episode of LONG STORY SHORT, a former Family Court judge talks about his career move, leaving the bench to head the YMCA of Honolulu. Michael Broderick says it was all about the best way to improve young lives. At age 4, he lost his father in an auto accident. Family has always been an overarching theme for him.

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Ramsay Taum

On this episode of LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., March 4, 7:30 pm), Hawaiian cultural expert Ramsay Taum recalls the day when the venerable Richard “Papa” Lyman told him: “You’re not Hawaiian yet.” Ramsay accepted the challenge to learn what it means to be Native Hawaiian. It’s a journey that continues today.

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Keone Nunes

For Hawaiian cultural practitioner Keone Nunes, a tattoo is more than skin-deep; it’s a representation of who that person is. On a new LONG STORY SHORT (Tues., Feb 18, 7:30 pm), I’ll talk with Keone about his efforts to learn more about his subjects’ genealogy, personal stories and vision, before settling on a design and putting ink to skin the old-school way. As celebrated as Keone is for his authentic tattoos, it’s only a weekend activity. He has a very different professional career – as a facilitator.

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Hoala Greevy

On this episode of LONG STORY SHORT, my guest is Hoala Greevy, founder of one of the earliest locally owned email spam and virus filtering companies, Pau Spam. The son of Hawaii community activists, Hoala is intent on his career and dedicated to his business, sometimes working so late he sleeps in his office. Later in life, he intends to be part of the solution in addressing social issues affecting Native Hawaiians. Many Native Hawaiians believe children grow into their name. Hoala’s Hawaiian name, which came to his mother in a dream, means “awakening” or “new beginning.”

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Alice Greenwood

“It takes a village to raise a child.” For Alice Greenwood, it’s a theme that repeats itself throughout her life. In this conversation with Leslie Wilcox, the Waianae community advocate talks about how a series of unforeseen events left her homeless for nine months. Through stories of illness, racism and squalor, Greenwood touches on themes of courage, determination and compassion.

Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 22 at 11:00 pm
Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 pm

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Takeshi Yoshihara: An Historic Journey

After hardships during the Great Depression and World War II, Takeshi Yoshihara became the first Japanese American appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. In this conversation with Leslie Wilcox, Takeshi talks about what made him an unlikely Naval Academy candidate, and his journey through the ranks and, eventually, to Hawaii.

Tuesday, January 7 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 8 at 11:00 pm
Sunday, January 12 at 4:00 pm

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Sharon L. Hicks

Sharon Hicks knew something was wrong with her mother when she started locking 4-year-old Sharon out of the house. Her mother was bipolar and schizophrenic, while her father, a well-known housing contractor, was a pillar of the Honolulu community. Sharon sought normalcy her whole life, and while she swore she would never be like her mother, she found herself making some of the same mistakes. Here, Sharon talks openly about her mother’s mental illness and the insights she’s gained from it.

Original air date: December 17, 2013.

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Takeshi Yoshihara: A Quiet Struggle

For three years, Takeshi Yoshihara and his family lived in Japanese American internment camps in Oregon and Idaho. After a while, he says, it became the “new normal” for him. After World War II ended, he became the first Japanese American admitted into the U.S. Naval Academy.

Original air date: December 10, 2013.

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