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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.

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

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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.”

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

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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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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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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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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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