Archive for October, 2008

Long Story Short – Emma Veary – Hawaii’s Elegant Musical Treasure – Part One

Emma Veary, a beautiful singer with a beautiful voice, was a class act in town back in the ‘70s, headlining shows at the Halekulani and Royal Hawaiian Hotels.  She socialized with Hollywood celebrities and was married for a time to Aku, the highest-paid disc jockey in the country.

Long Story Short - Emma Veary

Today, the elegant Emma Veary is a respected Hawaiian musical treasure whose signature tunes include Kamehameha Waltz and E Maliu Mai.  The 78-year-old great-grandmother now lives a quiet life with family members on Maui. Emma Veary sits down with Leslie Wilcox to share stories that begin with young Emma singing professionally at the age of 5.

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

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Long Story Short – Senior Federal Judge Samuel P. King

Samuel P. King was the son of a Hawaii Governor and he’s lived a life of public service. His father, Samuel Wilder King, served in the U.S. Navy during two World Wars and as delegate to the U.S. Congress and Governor of the Territory of Hawaii.

Long Story Short - Sam King In 1997, Judge King found time to coauthor a lightning-rod newspaper essay with three other highly regarded Hawaiians and a law professor. The essay, Broken Trust, charged gross incompetence and massive trust abuse by the trustees of what was once called the nation’s wealthiest charity, Bishop Estate, responsible for the Kamehameha Schools.

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

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Long Story Short – Jon de Mello – Mountain Apple’s Creative Force

Jon de Mello is the creative mastermind behind the phenomenally successful Mountain Apple Company. Jon’s many talents and non-stop creative energy seem perfectly suited to the high-powered world of entertainment.

Long Story Short - Jon de Mello

 

 

 

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

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Long Story Short – Gail Awakuni – National High School Principal of the Year 2004

A veteran public school teacher and DOE administrator, Gail Awakuni became principal at Campbell High School just before the school year began in 2000.  The school was known for gang and discipline problems. It posted some of the lowest test scores and highest drop-out rates in the state. Fewer than half its students were graduating.

Long Story Short - Gail AwakuniThis year? The school says 99% of its seniors will earn diplomas. Test scores are way up. And Campbell High School is earning academic awards and accolades. What happened? We’re about to meet a petite and powerful agent of change named Gail Awakuni.

 

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

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