The PBS Hawaiʻi Weekly Newsletter
The PBS Hawaiʻi Weekly Newsletter
The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter
 September 25 - October 1, 2022
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Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…
Football, Feathers and Microplastics
Wed., September 28, 7:00 pm
This monthʻs Home is Here takes us to the beaches of O'ahu where Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i, along with a team of dedicated workers and volunteers, work tirelessly to end plastic pollution statewide. We learn about the art form of Hawaiian featherwork from Kumu Hulu Mele Kahalepuna-Chun. And we travel to the island of Moloka'i where after playing a year of eight-man football at Moloka‘i High School, Vaai “Uso” Seumalo suits up for the Kansas State Wildcats to play in the Big 12.
On this weekʻs audio podcast of What School You Went? we revisit the dangerous art of picking ʻOpihi, (Wed., Sept. 28). Known as "Hawaiian gold," this Hawaiian delicacy is getting harder and harder to find. Listen now.
You can listen to all of the podcast episodes of WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT? at or anywhere you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify.
Join us on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI'I (Thur., Sept. 29, 7:30 pm) where we feature representatives running for State House 38 and State House 6.  In the new District 38, which includes parts of Mililani and Waipi'o Acres, Republican incumbent Lauren Cheape Matsumoto faces Democrat Marilyn Lee. On the Kona side of Hawaiʻi Island, State House District 6 which includes Hōnaunau, Kealakekua, Hōlualoa and part of Kailua-Kona, Democrat Kirstin Kahaloa faces Republican Jonathan Kennealy.

Join the conversation 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
Follow ecological protectors of the island of Palawan in POV: Delikado
(Mon., Sept. 26 at 9:00 pm). Considered a tourist hotspot in the Philippines, these ecological protectors struggle to try to stop politicians and businessmen from destroying its valuable natural resources.

On RICK STEVES ART OF EUROPE (Sat., Oct. 1 at 8:00 pm), join Rick for a fascinating journey through European art history – from cave paintings and classical architecture to Michelangelo's dome at the Vatican to the masterworks of Van Gogh and Picasso.

Learn more about these shows, and all of our upcoming programming on our Schedule page.
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Final Thought…
Kansas State defensive lineman Vaai Seumalo made Hawai'i football history when he became the first-ever Division I scholarship player to come out of Moloka'i High School. ESPN rated the 6-foot-3, 340-pound Seumalo the second best defensive tackle community college prospect in 2022, and he is already making a difference.

Long before Seumalo’s historic accomplishment, another Moloka'i-born athlete was making a name for himself on the gridiron. Between 1961 and 2010, Molokai High School did not have a football team, so young Kimo von Oelhoffen played football for Moanalua High School on O'ahu. The 6-foot-4 Von Oelhoffen eventually returned to Moloka'i High School to graduate, then went on to play football at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Walla Walla Junior College and finally Boise State. In 1994, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted him in the sixth round. Von Oelhoffen played 14 years in the NFL, earning a Super Bowl ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006!


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

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