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They Did It Their Way

Long Story Short looks back on three previous guests who paved their own paths in life and followed their instincts, often against the grain of society’s expectations. Featured: Marion Higa, who spoke truth to power as Hawai‘i’s State Auditor; Kitty Lagareta (now Kitty Yannone), CEO of public relations firm Communications Pacific, whose career has been punctuated by a healthy dose of risk; and Kimi Werner, who gave up her success in competitive spearfishing to reconnect with the ocean in a more meaningful way as an environmental advocate.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawai‘i.
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Long Story Short – Pat Saiki – Part Two

Pat Saiki, Hilo-born public school teacher, wife and mother of five, became a U.S. Congresswoman and head of the nation’s Small Business Administration. 

In Part Two of a two-part conversation with PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox, Pat shares stories of her progress from Hilo to Honolulu to Washington, D.C.

Former President George H.W. Bush called Pat Saiki, “an effective, compassionate leader whose voice gets heard, who makes things happen.” 

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

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Long Story Short – Pat Saiki – Former Hawaii Congresswoman

Pat Saiki, Hilo-born public school teacher, wife and mother of five, became a U.S. Congresswoman and head of the nation’s Small Business Administration.

Long Story Short - Pat SaikiNot one to let racial discrimination, gender bias, government bureaucracy or social injustice get her down, Pat worked to put them down and was elected, as a Republican, to serve in the State House of Representatives from 1968-1974, the State Senate from 1974-1982, and the U.S. Congress from 1986-1990.

Today, Pat continues to advocate for women, minorities and those less fortunate, taking a special interest in elder care.  And she continues to inspire those she meets. 

 

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

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