Mark Dunkerley

Mark Dunkerley is most happy when he’s flying an airplane – upside down. The Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO grew up with aviation fuel in his blood, flying unaccompanied between boarding school in London and his parent’s home in Washington D.C., and eventually earned a degree in Air Transport Economics. Since 2002, Dunkerley has been at the helm of Hawaiian Airlines. And his passion for flying upside down? That kicks in when Dunkerley is piloting his personal aerobatic aircraft.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Coralie Matayoshi

Coralie Matayoshi
Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 pm

She’s been a trial attorney, the Executive Director of the Hawaii State Bar Association, and is currently the Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, Pacific Region. But Coralie Matayoshi still works to live within her means, as she was taught by her parents, and likes nothing better than to curl up with a good book.

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Jerry Coffee

In an instant, Lieutenant Jerry Coffee went from flying his plane over North Vietnam to being a prisoner of war. What followed was seven years of torture and isolation in a Communist prison. But he never gave up hope. Jerry Coffee tells his story of imprisonment, survival and faith.

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Victoria Cuba

Victoria Cuba, a recent graduate of Waipahu High School, is quick to smile, loves music and wants to become a storyteller. And her bedroom is the back of a truck ― she and her family are homeless.  Despite being at an age when revealing that you and your family are living out of your car could be embarrassing, Victoria is willing to share her story, to, in her words, “make a difference.”

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Jim Burns: His Own Man

Jim Burns reflects on his life as a judge, a father, a husband and a cancer survivor. By the time his father, John A. Burns, became the second Governor of the State of Hawaii, Jim was already a lawyer. He carved out a career path: as a judge in Family Court, and later as Associate Judge and Chief Judge in the Intermediate Court of Appeals. “You don’t live your father’s life, you live your own life, and that’s what I’ve tried to do, without embarrassing him,” Jim says.

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Jim Burns: A Local Boy

If you call Jim Burns a haole he would likely take offense. His father, John A. Burns, always thought of himself as a local boy. Jim, who grew up in Kailua and easily breaks into Pidgin English, sees himself the same way. As Jim was growing up, he saw the respect that his father had for Hawaii immigrants, and learned that being a local boy was about more than just speaking Pidgin.

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Robert Iopa

On the day Robert Iopa graduated from Waiakea High School with a 1.7 grade point average, his grandmother looked at him with dismay. “I mean, she literally was looking at me almost with tears in her eyes, saying, ‘So, what are you gonna do now?’” Iopa remembers. “In response to my grandmother, I said, ‘I’m going to be an architect.’” Since then, architect Robert Iopa has focused on place, history and culture on projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Honolulu and in his hometown of Hilo.

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Sam Low: Raising Islands

Raising Islands is a term that Hokulea canoe voyagers use to describe chicken-skin moments during a long sea journey when islands appear to rise out of the distant horizon. It’s also the name of the second part of my conversation with Sam Low on Long Story Short. The Connecticut-raised, part-Hawaiian voyager recalls learning and discerning the fears and dreams of his cousin, master navigator Nainoa Thompson, and others as they crewed the Hokulea.

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Sam Low: A Hawaiian Yankee

In 1921, a young Sandy Low was sent away from his home in Kohala to attend school in Connecticut. He never returned to Hawaii. But he gave his aloha spirit, his appreciation of Hawaiian music, and most importantly, his love of the sea, to his son, Sam Low, who was raised in Connecticut. Sam Low took all that his father had given him, and brought it to his father’s birthplace: Hawaii.

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Stacy Sproat-Beck

At the age of twelve, Stacy Sproat left her home on the north shore of Kauai to attend Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu and subsequently, the University of Southern California. But she always wanted to come home. As a child, she’d worked on the family farm, swam in the mountain streams, surfed the waves at Kalihiwai and lived with people who took care of each other. So as an adult, Stacy Sproat-Beck decided that her place in life would be caring for the land and the values that she had grown up with.

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