Air date: Thurs., Feb. 19, 7:30 pm
Hosted by Mid-Pacific Institute on Oahu
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Mid-Pacific Institute on Oahu.
Students from Kua o ka La PCS Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy on Hawaii Island explore the clash between modern science and ancient tradition as one of the world’s most advanced telescopes gets built on the summit of Mauna Kea, considered sacred land by many Hawaiians. Student Hoku Subiono turns the lens on the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope project and on his own struggles to bridge his Hawaiian culture and his love of science.
Students from Lahaina Intermediate School on Maui profile Kausiga Tukana, a veteran security guard at the school whose journey to becoming a U.S. citizen led him to help students succeed in their education; students from Waianae High School on Oahu feature the story of Harmonie Westbrook, a student-athlete who shares her tips on balancing the demands of sports and academics; students from Kalaheo High School on Oahu explore what a new tennis court has meant for the school’s tennis team; students from Maui High School on Maui feature how one family’s tragedy has turned into a rallying cry for sports leagues across Maui about the importance of fair play as defined by the Hawaiian concept of pono; students from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama on Oahu report on an innovative Alaska Native video game that is inspiring Hawaiian students to share their culture by developing their own video games.
This program encores Saturday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
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