Archive for May, 2010

Long Story Short – James Scott – Punahou School President – Part One

James Scott is a Waimanalo-born Native Hawaiian who has been president of Punahou School since 1994. Scott is the first Punahou graduate to serve as its president. While Punahou has often been stereotyped as the school for Hawaii’s privileged class, Scott came from modest beginnings with parents who scraped and sacrificed so that he could attend. He also augmented his tuition by working in the school cafeteria.

Scott talks with Leslie Wilcox about his memories of Punahou as a student, his vision of the school as its president, his management style, and his thoughts on the changing face of education.

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

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Long Story Short – Kealoha – Honolulu’s “Slam Poet”

Leslie Wilcox talks with Honolulu born and raised slam poet Kealoha. He has represented Hawaii seven times at the National Poetry Slam and is the founder of local events like First Thursdays – the largest registered slam poetry competition in the world with an average attendance of 600+. In 2009, Kealoha was featured on HBO’s Brave New Voices series.

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

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