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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.

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

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Olin Lagon

Olin Lagon is the director of Kanu Hawaii, an environmental and social movement. He calls himself a “geek” raised in Kalihi and Palolo public housing. In his teen years, Olin says he skipped school to catch waves, and jokes that his blood alcohol level was higher than his GPA. In this conversation with Leslie Wilcox, see how Olin found new paths in life and became a tech entrepreneur and community champion.

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

Visit the Long Story Short website at: http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

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Hedda Sharapan

Leslie Wilcox visits with Hedda Sharapan, who worked with Fred Rogers on the classic PBS children’s program Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Hedda continues Fred Rogers’ legacy as Director of Early Childhood Initiatives at The Fred Rogers Company. In her role, she helps incorporate curriculum and life lessons into the company’s television productions, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Peg + Cat, a new kids’ series premiering in October on PBS Hawaii.

Original air date: August 27, 2013.

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

Visit the Long Story Short website at: http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

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Tom Moffatt: The Making of a Showman

Once a showman, always a showman, right? Maybe not. As a kid growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Tom Moffatt wanted nothing to do with the big city, instead preferring the simple life on a farm. See how Hawaii’s hardest-working man in show biz went from raising livestock to spinning platters, as he sits down to talk story with Leslie Wilcox.

Original air date: 4/5/11.

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

Visit the Long Story Short website at: http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

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Long Story Short – Frank Haines – Developing a Theory of Hawaiian Architecture

Leslie Wilcox talks with Frank Haines, former president and chairman of Architects Hawaii. During a career that has spanned six decades, he has developed his own theory of Hawaii architecture. Since 1948, Frank Haines has headed many prominent architectural projects, including the Prince Kuhio Federal Building, Kaiser Moanalua Hospital, Kaiser’s Honolulu Clinic, Bishop Square and the restoration of the Aliiolani Hale. Now almost 90, Frank Haines conducts a two and a half hour walking tour of historic downtown Honolulu architecture every Saturday.

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

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Long Story Short – Amy Agbayani – Encouraging Diversity at the University of Hawaii

In this edition of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox introduces us to Amy Agbayani, who oversees the University of Hawaii’s diversity programs. Dr. Agbayani came to Hawaii from her native Philippines to study at the East-West Center in the turbulent 1960’s. The antiwar protests of the era helped set the stage for Agbayani’s lifetime fight for civil rights and social justice.

Agbayani first found her calling helping her fellow Filipino immigrants adjust to life in Hawaii through a group called Operation Manong, which she co-founded 40 years ago. She soon broadened her efforts on behalf of other immigrants, women, and almost anyone needing a voice, becoming the first chair of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission.

Over the years, Agbayani’s office at UH has expanded into one of the most comprehensive university diversity programs in the nation. She now oversees more than 20 programs to recruit and assist students who are diverse in terms of culture, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

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

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Long Story Short – Mary Bitterman – Leading PBS in Hawaii and Beyond

Leslie Wilcox visits with Mary Bitterman, who was the Executive Director of PBS Hawaii (then referred to as KHET) from 1974 to 1979. The youngest Executive Director of a PBS station at the time, she headed KHET at the time of the groundbreaking production of Aldyth Morris’ “Damien”, which won the George Foster Peabody Award and was aired on PBS stations nationwide. She went on to become the President and CEO of KQED – the PBS television station in San Francisco – and was board chair of PBS. Mary is now Chair of the PBS Foundation and head of the Bernard Osher Foundation, which provides scholarship funding to selected colleges and universities.

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

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