Archive for July, 2014

Robert Iopa

On the day Robert Iopa graduated from Waiakea High School with a 1.7 grade point average, his grandmother looked at him with dismay. “I mean, she literally was looking at me almost with tears in her eyes, saying, ‘So, what are you gonna do now?’” Iopa remembers. “In response to my grandmother, I said, ‘I’m going to be an architect.’” Since then, architect Robert Iopa has focused on place, history and culture on projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Honolulu and in his hometown of Hilo.

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

Visit the Long Story Short website at: http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

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Sam Low: Raising Islands

Raising Islands is a term that Hokulea canoe voyagers use to describe chicken-skin moments during a long sea journey when islands appear to rise out of the distant horizon. It’s also the name of the second part of my conversation with Sam Low on Long Story Short. The Connecticut-raised, part-Hawaiian voyager recalls learning and discerning the fears and dreams of his cousin, master navigator Nainoa Thompson, and others as they crewed the Hokulea.

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

Visit the Long Story Short website at: http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/longstory.php

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