The PBS Hawaiʻi Weekly Newsletter
The PBS Hawaiʻi Weekly Newsletter
The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter
June 26 - July 2, 2022
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Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…


Wed., June 29, 7:30 pm
In this month's episode of Home is Here, we're hoofing it to the windward side of Oʻahu to explore the healing powers of horses. We visit with Nisshodo Candy Store, a small, family-run business open for more than a century. And, we talk story with Dr. Linda Furuto, a mathematics education professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a pioneer in the field of ethnomathematics.


Thurs., June 30, 7:30 pm
Five people are vying for the right to represent Honolulu City Council District 2 which includes Mililani, Wahiawā, the North Shore and Windward Oʻahu from Kahuku to Kahaluʻu. This is a race with no incumbent.
Join the discussion with candidates Raquel Achiu, Lupe Funaki, Makuakai Rothman, Chad Tsuneyoshi and Matt Weyer on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI. During the program, you can phone in a question, or leave us a comment on our Facebook livestream. INSIGHTS also streams live on
In this episode of PBS PRESENTS: CLASSICS - PAU HANA YEARS (Thurs., June 30, 9:00 pm,) Charlotte Simmons sits down for an interview with quilter Deborah Kakalia, and Bob Barker takes a trip to Kalaupapa on the island of Molokaʻi to talk with survivors of Hansen's Disease, residents, and caregivers about life in the settlements of Kalaupapa and Kalawao.
On Wednesday's episode of our audio podcast WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT?, we revisit our conversation on the death-defying Hawaiian tradition of hōlua, or lava sledding with cultural practitioner and waterman Pohaku Stone.

Listen to WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT? on, or anywhere you get your audio podcasts including Apple and Spotify.
One of Japan's most popular TV dramas, HOW TO BE LIKEABLE IN A CRISIS (Saturdays at 8:00 pm, July 2-30) follows a public relations specialist for a prestigious university as he tries to escape a slew of crises and social contradictions. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

The two-part program HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: YOUTH MENTAL ILLNESS (Mon., June 27 and Tues., June 28 at 9:00 pm) features first-person accounts from more than 20 young people who live with mental health conditions, presenting an unvarnished window into mental health challenges, from seemingly insurmountable obstacles to stories of hope and resilience.
Learn more about these shows, and all of our upcoming programming on our Schedule page.
PBS Hawaiʻi is now livestreaming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Click HERE to watch now.
We offer many more programs on-demand through our Passport feature. For more information, click HERE.
Final Thought… I've had the opportunity to try some pretty scary things during my journalism career. I've swam with tiger sharks, stingrays and manta rays and I've ridden in a four-man canoe with the late Rabbit Kekai in massive surf off Waikīkī. I've sat in the cockpit of a hydroplane boat and on a bucking bull in Waimānalo, and I've gone toe-to-toe (or is it belly-to-belly) with a real sumotori.
There were many other memorable and terrifying moments, but none more uncomfortably frightening than the day I went lava sledding with Pohaku Stone on the steep slopes of Hualālai Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island. Let's just say I was fortunate to walk away with a few nasty abrasions and some enormous bruises, but the good news – I walked away. Join the conversation on the next WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT? and hear why I respectfully say Pohaku (which means stone) Stone - so yes, Stone Stone - is one of the most fearless guys I know.

Mahalo nui,
Ron Mizutani 
President and CEO 
PBS Hawaiʻi 
315 Sand Island Access Road 
Honolulu, HI 96819-2295

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