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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.”

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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Takeshi Yoshihara: An Historic Journey

After hardships during the Great Depression and World War II, Takeshi Yoshihara became the first Japanese American appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. In this conversation with Leslie Wilcox, Takeshi talks about what made him an unlikely Naval Academy candidate, and his journey through the ranks and, eventually, to Hawaii.

Tuesday, January 7 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 8 at 11:00 pm
Sunday, January 12 at 4:00 pm

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

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Sharon L. Hicks

Sharon Hicks knew something was wrong with her mother when she started locking 4-year-old Sharon out of the house. Her mother was bipolar and schizophrenic, while her father, a well-known housing contractor, was a pillar of the Honolulu community. Sharon sought normalcy her whole life, and while she swore she would never be like her mother, she found herself making some of the same mistakes. Here, Sharon talks openly about her mother’s mental illness and the insights she’s gained from it.

Original air date: December 17, 2013.

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

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Will Henderson: Life Lessons

Will Henderson is former longtime President and CEO of Queen’s Medical Center. In the second of two episodes, Will talks about the importance of staying active. Now in his nineties, Will says people would be surprised at what they can do at that age. He also talks about the “very high” expectations he sets for those he mentors – and how every one of them achieved those expectations.

Original air date: November 19, 2013.

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

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Will Henderson: Humble Beginnings

Will Henderson is former longtime President and CEO of Queen’s Medical Center. In the first of two episodes, Will talks about his humble beginnings in South Dakota. Raised in poverty, Will could not speak until age 3, and spent much of his young adult life taking remedial education classes. Determination paid off, and he eventually began his career in health care administration – a career of which he says his mother could never conceive.

Original air date: November 12, 2013.

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

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Ku’uipo Kumukahi

Ku’uipo Kumukahi’s father once told her: “You go make them happy.” They are words that the Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning singer still lives by through her music. In this conversation with Leslie Wilcox, Ku’uipo remembers how family gatherings inspired her to pick up an ukulele for the first time, and shares her passion for keeping traditional Hawaiian music alive.

Original air date: October 29, 2013.

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

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Dr. Ginny Pressler

After 10 years of practicing surgery, Dr. Ginny Pressler took on leadership roles that would push for transformation in Hawaii’s health care system. Long before the start of her career, Dr. Pressler was simply Ginny, a girl from Hana who walked barefoot to school. In this conversation with Leslie Wilcox, Dr. Pressler recalls her childhood on Maui, points out the moment she decided to work in health care and reveals how artist Georgia O’Keefe changed her mother’s life.

Original air date: October 8, 2013.

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

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