Archive for September, 2008

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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Long Story Short – Anne Namba – Fashion Designer of “Kimono Couture”

Anne Namba is the creator of a fashion line blending vintage Japanese fabrics and contemporary fashion, “kimono couture.” Her brand, Anne Namba Designs, is being picked up nationally by Nordstrom’s and is featured in other select Mainland stores. Anne graduated from Kalani High School and went on to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After stints in the garment industry in New York and L.A., Anne started her own business.

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

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Long Story Short – Nora Okja Keller – Finding a Voice Through Writing

Nora Okja Keller, born to an American father and a Korean mother, has written two critically-acclaimed and important novels, Comfort Woman and Fox Girl, based on the almost unspeakable experiences endured by Korean women during World War II, and the lives of Korean-Americans that came after them.

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

 

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Long Story Short – Walter Dods – Banker and Community Leader – Part Two

Leslie Wilcox continues her conversation with Walter Dods, Hawaii Banker and Community Leader.

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

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Long Story Short – Walter Dods – Banker and Community Leader – Part One

Walter Dods, Jr. is a local boy who made good. Retired now as CEO of First Hawaiian and BancWest, Dods remains a business and political insider and an active community leader.

Long Story Short - Walter Dods

 

 

 

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Long Story Short – Bob Sevey – Hawaii’s News Anchor – Part Two

Leslie Wilcox continues her conversation with legendary Hawaii Newsman Bob Sevey.

 

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Long Story Short – Bob Sevey – Hawaii’s News Anchor – Part One

Legendary Hawaii News Anchor Bob Sevey, fondly remembered as the Walter Cronkite of Hawaii, sits down with Leslie Wilcox to talk about Hawaii television then and now.

Long Story Short - Bob Sevey

 In Part One of this special, two-part Long Story Short – the former KGMB News Director and Anchor begins by sharing what only a close circle of family and friends has known… he has inoperable cancer.

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

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