Culture

The Hispanic Heritage Awards

 

From historic Warner Theater in Washington, DC, this program honors recipients of the 27th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The 2014 honorees include: for Education, the Hayden High School Robotics Team; for Sports, Bernie Williams; for Leadership, Henry R. Munoz III; for Vision, Zoe Saldaña; for STEM, Ruben Hinojosa; Master of Arts, Pepe Aguilar; Legend, Carlos Vives; Special Recognition, 65th Infantry Regiment of the US Army “The Borinqueneers.” The awards, established by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., are considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos.

 

 

ISLANDS WITHOUT CARS
Italy’s Aeolian Islands

 

This unique new travel series takes a rare and whimsical look at life without cars, buses or trains. On small, remote and sparsely populated isles scattered throughout Europe, most of the inhabitants travel and transport goods by donkey, bicycle and other non-motorized vehicles. It may seem like a bygone era, but for some, it is a modern reality. Hosted by Kira Hesser, an independent traveler with a love of history, the series offers a fun and engaging look at these islands through the eyes of a youthful and vibrant host.

 

Italy’s Aeolian Islands
Just north of Sicily’s eastern coast lies a volcanic archipelago renowned for perfect weather, beautiful scenery, deep caverns, blue grottos, steep cliffs, ancient ruins, thermal healing resorts and volcanos ― including one of the most active on the planet, erupting almost continuously for the last 2,000 years! While we go looking for islands out of time, what we find is a series of unique experiences for all of the senses. From islands so isolated that there is no radio to the extremely upscale tourist destinations, we treat all of our senses to the wonders of these volcanic dots ― smelling citrus, jasmine and salt; listening to the call of fishmongers and then to the silence of the night; tasting incomparable Aeolian tomatoes and their beloved capers; feeling mineral baths and sunshine on our skin ― and meet people who welcomed us into their unique lives with generosity and care.

 

 

HIKI NŌ 2014 HIKI NŌ Awards:
Middle School Winners

 

Hosted by PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and Bank of Hawaii Foundation President Donna Tanoue, this special highlights the schools nominated in the Middle School Division of the HIKI NŌ AWARDS 2014 and will present the winning Middle School stories in their entirety.  The award categories include: Best News Writing, Best Personal Profile, Best Home-Base School, and Best Overall News Stories.

 

 

ISLANDS WITHOUT CARS
Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

This unique new travel series takes a rare and whimsical look at life without cars, buses or trains. On small, remote and sparsely populated isles scattered throughout Europe, most of the inhabitants travel and transport goods by donkey, bicycle and other non-motorized vehicles. It may seem like a bygone era, but for some, it is a modern reality. Hosted by Kira Hesser, an independent traveler with a love of history, the series offers a fun and engaging look at these islands through the eyes of a youthful and vibrant host.

 

Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast:
Over a thousand unique and beautiful islands dot Croatia’s incomparable Dalmatian coast. In our search for islands without cars, we explored the tiny island of Zlarin, known for its beautiful coral, and the even smaller island of Krapanj, celebrated for its history of sponge harvesting. But we began our Croatian island journey in the car-free medieval walled old-town section of Dubrovnik, which was also an island until the canal that separated Dubrovnik from the mainland was filled in during the 11th century and a limestone-paved pedestrian thoroughfare was built.

 

 

HIKI NŌ
Focus On Malama Honua

 

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 of harmony.

 

This special collection of stories is hosted by HIKI NŌ graduate Shisa Kahaunaele.

 

This program encores Saturday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

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