Archive for November, 2008

Long Story Short – Keola Beamer – Writer, Composer & Slack-Key Guitar Master

In this episode of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox sits down to share stories with Keola Beamer

Long Story Short - Keola BeamerThe popular and gifted writer, composer and Hawaiian slack key guitar master says he ready to talk – for the first time publicly – about the passing of his mother, Aunty Nona Beamer.  And he wants to talk – for the first time publicly – about surviving prostate cancer. It’s an emotional and revealing Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox.

 

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

 

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Long Story Short – Richard Ha – Visionary Farmer

On this episode of Long Story Short, Leslie Wilcox sits down to share stories with Hawaii Island farmer Richard Ha.

Long Story Short - Richard Ha - Visionary FarmerNever heard of him?  Well, Richard Ha isn’t your average farmer.  He’s been called a visionary farmer.  An innovative small business owner, Ha offers his employees profit sharing, has found a way to generate electricity on his property outside of Hilo, initiated an adopt-a-class program at Keaukaha Elementary School, advocates native Hawaiian practices of ahupua‘a and writes a blog on his website.

Interested in hearing more about him?  Then tune in for an engaging conversation with Richard Ha, a visionary farmer, on Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox.

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

 

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Long Story Short – Emma Veary – Part Two

Emma Veary, a Hawaiian musical treasure, sits down with Leslie Wilcox to share stories from an extraordinary life.

Emma’s strongest influence, her mother Nana Veary, spent a lifetime exploring the meaning of spirituality.  In her journey, Nana Veary traveled the globe with tobacco heiress Doris Duke who called young Emma, “Tita,” a Hawaii word for sister.

Emma shares stories from small-kid times growing up in Kapahulu and coming of age during World War II.  In one delightful tale, she reveals how the family came to live for a time in the Waikiki Natatorium. 

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

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