It is HIKI NŌ's 4th Birthday this Saturday
The very first episode of HIKI NŌ aired on February 28, 2011, making this Saturday HIKI NŌ's 4th birthday. The hosts of that debut episode were three 8th graders from Maui Waena Intermediate: Christopher Kim, Justin Collado, and Dayna Yamasaki. Now in their senior year in high school, Chris, Justin, and Dayna got together for special "Happy 4th Birthday HIKI NŌ" greeting.
HIKI NŌ - Episode 613 | Promo
Airdate: Thursday, Mar. 5, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is the program's first-ever all-Oahu show.
Students from Campbell High School profile Christian Jacob Nguyen, a Campbell High junior whose love of dance carried him through difficult times that included the divorce of his parents. As a member of the 96706 Dance Squad, Christian has found his passion and forged a second family.
Students from Ewa Makai Middle School highlight how their Physical Education program is using computer technology to help students get fit both physically and digitally; students from Kapolei High School feature members from their school and from Waipahu High School partnering on a program that teaches special education students a valuable vocational skill; students from Hawaii Mission Academy cover the creation of a mural at Kahuku High School that illustrates the dangers of methamphetamine use; students from Waialua Intermediate & High School spotlight the Mauli Ola Foundation, which gives children with cystic fibrosis a fun-filled and therapeutic ocean experience; students at Waipahu Intermediate School profile Bryson Manuel, a Waipahu eighth-grader with a passion for drawing; and students at Kalani High School tell the story of Riley Kishiba, an athlete-turned-robotics whiz who competed at the Japan Super Science Fair.
This program encores Saturday, March 7 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
HIKI NŌ - Episode 612 | Program
Airdate: Thursday, Feb. 26, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is being hosted by Waipahu High School on Oahu.
Students from Seabury Hall Middle School on Maui profile Kathryn Peterson, who has volunteered to help in the training of assistance dogs since she was 10 years old. The Seabury Hall senior is passionate about the service that assistance dogs provide for people with disabilities, enabling them to lead more independent and fulfilling lives.
Students from Ka Waihona o ka Naauao Public Charter School on Oahu share the story of their school principal, Alvin Parker, who served as a crewmember on the Aotearoa (New Zealand) leg of Hokulea's World Wide Voyage, helping to promote the message of malama honua, or caring for the Earth; students from Kapaa High School on Kauai capture the lively activities that abound at their town's monthly street fair; students from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama High School on Oahu feature Imiah Tafaovale, a Kamehameha sophomore who finds a convenient way to forgo the long school commutes that were robbing her of sleep; students from Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island document the creation of a community mural that showcases the cultural values of West Hawaii; students from Hawaii Preparatory Academy on Hawaii Island tell the story of Thomas “Tom Tom” Pahio, a Waipio taro farmer whose loi, or taro patches, serve both as an outdoor classroom for students and as test beds for taro varieties that can resist new environmental threats.
This program encores Saturday, Feb. 28 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
HIKI NŌ - Episode 611 | Program
Airdate: Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:30 pm
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.
HIKI NŌ - Episode 610 | Program
Airdate: Thursday, Feb. 12, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Leilehua High School on Oahu.
Students from Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu tell the story of Shardenei Luning, who has been competing in beauty pageants since the age of four and now shines as the only female member of the Waianae Tigers Junior Midgets Pop Warner football team. When confronted by a bully on the team, Shardenei learns to hold her own with both grace and grit.
Students from H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui profile senior McKayla Wandell, who uses her story of growing up with a methamphetamine-addicted father to teach others about the dangers of the drug; students from King Intermediate School on Oahu feature how seventh-grader Aisha Yamamoto fell in love with being a disc jockey and now spins at all the school dances; students from Punahou School on Oahu highlight how freshman Kahi Bisho is combining his love of the ocean and photography into an artistic venture; students from Kealakehe High School in Kona profile Cathy Lewis, who is the longest active Red Cross volunteer in Hawaii County and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in Hawaii County; and students from Waimea High School on Kauai turn the spotlight on the reopening of historic Waimea Theater, which has found new life as a community gathering place.
This program encores Saturday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
HIKI NŌ - Episode 609 | Program
Airdate: Thursday, Feb. 5, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Kapaa Middle School on Kauai.
Students from Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui profile Jasmine Doan, a senior from Seabury Hall who launched two community service projects that benefit students across the island. The daughter of two entrepreneurs, Jasmine is following in her parents' footsteps: She created the Maui Math Circle, a student-volunteer-based organization that tutors Maui elementary school students in math and helps them develop a passion for numbers: Jasmine also launched the TEDx Youth Conference on Maui, a spin-off of the highly popular speakers' series on technology, entertainment, and design. She created the TEDx Youth Conference so that "...middle and high school students from Maui can share their ideas, their passions, and their stories with the greater community."
Students from Waiakea High School on Hawaii Island examine the rising number of ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injuries among high school student-athletes and show how some are overcoming their injuries; students from Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu profile Pilialoha Lee Loy, a beloved teacher who has taught at the school for forty-five years; students from Radford High School on Oahu illustrate the key first step in learning to drive – getting your Hawaii drivers learner's permit; students at Hongwanji Mission School on Oahu feature the close bond between eighth grader Cole Miyamura and his father, Davin Miyamura, who teaches at the school and has coached his son on twenty-seven sports teams; and students from Moanalua High School on Oahu file a report on over-caffeinated teens.
This program encores Saturday, Feb. 7 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 8 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
HIKI NŌ - Episode 608 | Program
Airdate: Thursday, Jan. 29, 7:30 pm
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Kamehameha Schools - Maui Middle School on Maui.
Students from Roosevelt High School on Oahu highlight the December 2014 inauguration of Governor David Ige at the Hawaii State Capitol, focusing on his vision for public education in Hawaii. Several Roosevelt students comment on the Governor's vision and offer their own insights on education.
Students from Saint Francis School on Oahu, formerly a school for girls that recently welcomed its first male students, portray how senior Eislee Nakamasu lent his talents to transforming an annual student pageant into a shining, co-educational success; students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai showcase how Lanakila Kitchen in Lawai serves up good food while changing the lives of adults with disabilities; students from Hana K-12 School on Maui tell the story of Megan Kalalau, a senior who does not let her blindness limit her dreams for the future; students at Wheeler Middle School on Oahu feature eighth-grader Macy Walters' amazing trek to the top of Africa's highest mountain to raise awareness of a rare autoimmune disease; and students from Island School on Kauai profile professional bodyboarder Dave Hubbard, capturing his thrilling rides on aerial video.
This program encores Saturday, Jan. 31 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Feb. 1 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
HIKI NŌ - Focus on Malama Honua | Program
Airdate: Thursday, Jan. 22, 7:30 pm
The theme of the Polynesian Voyaging Society's worldwide voyage is malama
honua, which means "to care for our island Earth." Along with sharing stories
about malama honua during its physical voyage around the world, the PVS
is also sharing stories with the world virtually, through its Learning
Journeys/Share Your Story program. Among these stories will be the following
features from the HIKI NŌ archive: from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle, a
story on the restoration of an ancient Hawaiian fishpond; from Hana K-12 School
on Maui, a look at the diversion of water from East Maui to West Maui,
resulting in the depletion of taro growing and other native practices in Hana;
from Halau Ku Mana on Oahu, a look at a non-profit organization that teaches
young children the ways of the ocean; from Maui High School, a middle-aged
woman learns valuable life lessons from caring for her Alzheimer's
Disease-stricken mother; from Kamehameha Schools Maui High, the story of a
sanctuary for disabled animals; from Ka Waihona o ka Naauao on Oahu, a profile
of Uncle George, Hawaii's ambassador of stand-up paddling; and from Chiefess
Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai, the story of a community coming together -
despite language barriers - to build a replica of a traditional Japanese house
This program encores Saturday, Jan. 24 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.
HIKI NŌ - Facing the Future | Full Program
Airdate: Thursday, Jan. 15, 7:30 pm
This half-hour documentary by filmmaker Stuart Yamane examines a new phase in the
evolution of the nation's first statewide student news network. Four
years after the launch of HIKI NŌ, a new dream has transpired: to develop
HIKI NŌ as a sanctioned class within Hawaii's statewide school system, and
into a curriculum available to public, private and charter schools. Thanks to
funding from the Stupski Family Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, PBS
Hawaii has the resources needed to realize this dream. Teachers, students,
curriculum developers, education evaluators, media professionals and leaders
from the Department of Education and PBS Hawaii share their vision for what
this new curriculum will look like and how it will work – charting a course
into a new education frontier.
This program encores Saturday, Jan. 17 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Jan. 18 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.