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Linda Furuto

Linda Furuto is a math education professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and uses math regularly as she trains as an apprentice navigator on the Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hokulea. Math didn’t always come easy to her; she struggled in her tenth grade algebra class at Punahou. But she worked hard to pass the class. “I really did learn the importance of a positive attitude, working hard, and having a support network of people who want you to succeed can help you,” Linda says.

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

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Nainoa Thompson

As a young boy growing up in ahupuaa o Niu, now known as Niu Valley, Nainoa Thompson would go to Maunalua Bay with a family friend, Yoshi Kawano. “And we would go fishing. And that’s where my love for the ocean started, through fishing,” Thompson remembers. Today, Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson is sailing the Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hokulea, on a voyage around the world to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of our earth and the ocean that he loves.

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

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Long Story Short – Professor Isabella Ainoa Abbott

How much do you know about limu, seaweed or marine algae? Isabella Aiona Abbott may know more about it than anyone else.  She learned about its many uses, varieties and their Hawaiian names from her mother who learned from her mother whose mother lived during the times of the kapu system, when women could gather limu but not eat – or even touch – taro.

 

Long Story Short - Isabella Aiona AbbottNow a world-renowned expert on marine algae and Professor Emerita at the University of Hawai’i, Dr. Abbott joins Leslie Wilcox for an engaging conversation.

 

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

 

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