Health

SPILLOVER –
Zika, Ebola & Beyond

 

Investigate the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah that can make the leap from animals to humans. Find out how human behaviors spread diseases and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
The Caregiver Crisis

What can we do to avoid a caregiver crisis? Most of the 150,000 caregivers in Hawai‘i are women over 50 years old, and many are caring for someone in their 80s. Nearly half have left the workforce to be a caregiver, leaving their financial future at risk. With Hawai‘i’s aging population, the pool of potential caregivers declines so significantly that we are headed for a crisis with each passing year. Families, businesses and our entire island state will be impacted by the economic trend this creates.

 

AARP Hawai’i is hosting a Caregiving Conference on Saturday, March 25th. There will be sessions on planning, long-term care and life insurance, reverse mortgages, Medicaid and other government programs.

 

There will also be tips for improving quality of life at home. Saturday, March 25th, from 8 am until noon at the Japanese Cultural Center.

 

Contact:
1-877-826-8300
aarp.cvent.com/care3-25

 






INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
No Ordinary Year: Are We Better Prepared for the Next Time?

 

November 2015: Dengue Fever outbreak – Hawai‘i County
March 2016: Zika alert – Statewide
June 2016: Hepatitis A outbreak – O‘ahu

 

In less than a year, Hawai‘i’s public health officials were hit with one statewide alert, two outbreak emergencies and mounting public pressure. During public health investigations, people want answers, action and results delivered in rapid succession. But the actual process is slow, tedious and not always a sure thing. How would you rate the response from the State’s Disease Outbreak team? What did we learn? And are we better prepared for the next time?

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is a live public affairs show that is also streamed live on pbshawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, or Twitter during the broadcast. You may email us ahead of time toinsights@pbshawaii.org, or include the #pbsinsights hashtag when posting on Twitter.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 


THE MIND OF A CHEF
Instinct and Discipline

 

It took a move to Los Angeles, starting a family and a rough restaurant review for Ludo to figure out what he really wanted to do. Examine the ties between artists and their education, and how childlike wonder can, in fact, translate into a career.

 

The Forever Wisdom of Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

Celebrate the late iconic thinker Wayne Dyer’s wisdom, teachings and unique ability to translate abstract ideas into down-to-earth lessons that can be applied to everyday life. This inspirational memorial tribute includes memorable stories, both funny and soulful.

 

Ride the Tiger

 

Search the bipolar brain to find out where the biological and chemical breakdowns occur and how we may be able to pre-empt disorders and fix or rewire our brains. Learn if new treatments can lead to advances in other areas of mental illness as well.

 

FRONTLINE
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

 

FRONTLINE investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections: from a young girl thrust onto life support in an Arizona hospital, to a young American infected in India who comes home to Seattle, and an uncontrollable outbreak at the nation’s most prestigious hospital, where 18 patients were mysteriously infected and six died, despite frantic efforts to contain the killer bacteria. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies, squeezed by Wall Street expectations, have abandoned the development of new antibiotics.

 

NOVA
Memory Hackers

 

On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, NOVA investigates the mysterious nature of how we remember. Using cutting edge research, neuroscientists are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory. By studying individuals ranging from an 11-year old whiz-kid who remembers every detail of his life, to a man who had his spider phobias vanquished, to a woman who even had memories implanted, scientists have uncovered a provocative idea: while for much of human history, memory has been seen as a tape recorder that faithfully registers information and replays it back intact; but memory is far more malleable, always being written and rewritten, not just by us but by others.

 

PBS Hawaii devotes local programming to mortality

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Jimmy Borges, Kirk Matthews among those scheduled to participate in discussion

 

HONOLULU, HI – PBS Hawai‘i is dedicating the next two Thursday nights of its local programming to a topic that so many of us are afraid to face – our own mortality.

 

Entertainer Jimmy Borges, nightlife promoter Daniel Gray, former news anchor Kirk Matthews, and blogger Christa Wittmier are scheduled to appear on Insights on PBS Hawai‘i, Jan. 28 at 8:00 pm.

 

Insights on PBS Hawaii: Facing Life-Threatening Illnesses

 

Borges, Gray and Matthews are battling advanced stages of cancer. Wittmier says she is a stage-four cancer survivor.

 

On Feb. 4 at 8:00 pm, Insights is scheduled to host a follow-up discussion with the caregivers of each of the above guests.

 

On Feb. 4 at 9:00 pm, the documentary Living Your Dying will be showcased on PBS Hawai‘i Presents. The 2003 film follows the late Rev. Mitsuo Aoki, as he guides four individuals who are facing the end of their lives.

 

For over 40 years, Rev. Aoki attempted to take the terror out of dying, and showed others how to experience death as not just the end of life, but as a vital part of life, as well.

 

Both episodes of Insights on PBS Hawai‘i will be live streamed and posted online after the broadcast at pbshawaii.org/insights

 

After the Feb. 4 broadcast, Living Your Dying will be available to watch online for a limited time at pbshawaii.org

 

Download this Press Release

 

For questions regarding this press release
Contact: Liberty Peralta
Email: lperalta@pbshawaii.org
Phone: 808.973.1383

 

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