Archive for Hawaiian Studies

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.

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

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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

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

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Long Story Short – Chipper and Hau’oli Wichman – Heading the National Tropical Botanical Garden

Leslie Wilcox sits down with Chipper and Hau’oli Wichman, a longtime husband-and-wife team who head the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai. Chipper, chief executive officer of NTBG, grew up on Oahu in a privileged family but attended Roosevelt High School. His wife and executive assistant Hau’oli had modest beginnings in Nanakuli before her family moved to Kahului. The two reveal how the Hawaiian language and Hau’oli’s tutu led to the couple’s romance and discuss their “bigger kuleana” of land stewardship.

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

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Long Story Short – Chris McKinney – Acclaimed Hawaii Author

Leslie Wilcox sits down with Chris McKinney, a Kahaluu-raised author who is best known for his novel, The Tattoo. As a teenager with a strict upbringing, Chris was initially content with honoring his mother’s wishes in pursuing a stable, lucrative law career. Instead, Chris discovered writing and now enjoys a successful career – The Tattoo is on student reading lists across the US. In this episode, he also opens up about the internal conflicts he experiences as he raises a daughter of his own.

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

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Long Story Short – Eddie and Myrna Kamae – Allowing Hawaiian History to Speak

Making films that allow Hawaiian history to speak is an enterprise that enriches viewers without making Eddie and Myrna Kamae rich. On Long Story Short, Myrna tells how, way back when, they’d saved $20,000 for a home down-payment. Eddie asked his business-savvy spouse if they could use the money to support the next film project. She agreed without question. To this day, they don’t own their home, but still rent the same three-room Waikiki apartment.

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

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Long Story Short – Kū Kahakalau – Drawing from Hawaiian Traditions to Promote Hands-on Learning

Founder of one of the first public Hawaiian Charter Schools on Hawaii Island, educator Kū Kahakalau draws from ancient Hawaiian traditions to promote sustainability and hands-on learning at her school, Kanu O Ka ‘Aina.

Leslie Wilcox talks with Kū Kahakalau about how growing up with two cultures, German and Hawaiian, has helped shape her approach to life and work. Kū Kahakalau also discusses the challenges of finding funding for the school and the criticism she has faced concerning curriculum.

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

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Long Story Short – John Clark – Keeping Hawaiian Stories Alive

In this edition of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox talks story with a true Renaissance man. John Clark relates how learning to surf at a young age led him to become a waterman, lifeguard, fire fighter, historian, and writer. The author of a series of books on Hawaii’s beaches, John Clark took the innate curiosity that we all have and hunted down the source and mo’olelo, or stories, behind the names of Hawaii’s surf spots and shoreline landmarks. Find out how this descendent of a sea captain is doing his part to keep Hawaiian stories and characters alive.

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

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Long Story Short – Barbara Kawakami – Remembering Japanese ‘Picture Brides’

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Barbara Kawakami who, just three months old in 1921, arrived in Hawaii with her family and a ship full of Japanese “Picture Brides”. These young women were about to enter into arranged marriages to plantation laborers. Barbara has devoted the last thirty years collecting the clothing and preserving the almost-lost accounts of first generation immigrants, many of them picture brides.

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

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Long Story Short – Hōkūlani Holt – Drawing Strength from Hawaiian Heritage

Maui-based kumu hula and Hawaiian cultural/language specialist Hōkūlani Holt talks story with Leslie Wilcox about growing up on Oahu and Maui, being hānai’d (adopted) by her grandparents, and growing up in a well-known hula family. Hōkūlani also talks about juggling her demanding yet fulfilling life as a kumu hula, Director of Cultural Programs at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, and her active roles in a long list of community organizations. Through it all she draws strength from her Hawaiian heritage and a family history of strong, independent women.

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

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Long Story Short – Puakea Nogelmeier on the Hawaiian Language

In part two of her interview with the Hawaiian language scholar, Leslie Wilcox talks with Puakea Nogelmeier about this thirty years of work perpetuating an appreciation of the richness and intricacies of the Hawaiian language and culture. They also discuss the herculean task of translating into English the 500 page “Epic Tale of Hi’iakaopoliopele,” and Puakea’s collaboration with others to translate into English many 19th and 20th century Hawaiian newspaper articles and put them online. Puakea also explains the true meaning of the word kaona (it’s not what most people think), and what it’s like to be the voice of The Bus.

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

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