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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Maui County Council – Upcountry Maui / O‘ahu Charter Amendment 1

 

Gladys Baisa cannot run again for Maui County Council due to term limits. The non-partisan race for her seat representing Upcountry Maui is between Kula resident Yuki Lei Sugimura, a small business owner and former aide to Senator Daniel Akaka, and Napua Greig-Nakasone, an entertainer and kumu hula who also served on the State Land Use Commission.

 

Greig-Nakasone and Sugimura are scheduled for this live discussion on their perspectives on Upcountry Maui issues, including: the legalization of cock fighting, metered water service, a realistic benchmark for what is referred to as “affordable” housing, and the controversial matter of jurisdiction behind the current GMO moratorium – is it federal or local?

 

We’ll also take a close look at one of the 20 Charter Amendments going before O‘ahu voters in November. If Amendment 1 passes, it would give the Police Commission greater authority in holding the Honolulu Police Department accountable. But does it go far enough?

 

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PBS Newshour SPECIAL REPORT
Presidential Debate

 

ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper moderate the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. The PBS NEWSHOUR presents live coverage of the presidential candidates’ debate followed by analysis, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, with David Brooks, Lisa Desjardins, Mark Shields and Amy Walter.

 

This program will encore at 6:30 pm

 

THE CONTENDERS – 16 for 16
Goldwater/Reagan – The Conservatives

 

This eight-part series reveals the humanity, the twists of fate and the surprising mistakes behind 16 of the most compelling and tumultuous presidential campaigns in modern history. Revisit the past 50 years of presidential election history to see how previous campaigns are still influencing politics in unexpected ways.

 

Goldwater/Reagan – The Conservatives
Follow the political career of Barry Goldwater, who lost his presidential bid in ’64, but whose conservatism sowed the seeds of Ronald Reagan’s entry into politics.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Maui County Council – Moloka‘i / State Senate District 25

 

 

With an unemployment rate of more than 15 percent, the GMO ban would hit Moloka‘i the hardest. Maui County Council incumbent Stacy Crivello and challenger Keani Rawlins- Fernandez discuss how they plan to boost employment opportunities for Moloka‘i residents.

 

State District 25 Senator Laura Thielen and her Republican challenger, Robert Nagamine, are featured during the show’s second half. Theilen has been fighting to preserve agricultural land on behalf of the Windward O‘ahu district, while Nagamine says his top priority is helping people, especially the homeless.

 

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

 

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PBS Newshour SPECIAL REPORT
Vice Presidential Debate

 

CBSN anchor and CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano moderates the vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. The PBS NEWSHOUR presents live coverage of the debate followed by analysis, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, with David Brooks, Mark Shields, Amy Walter and Lisa Desjardins.

 

This program will encore on PBS Hawai‘i at 6:30 pm.

 

THE CONTENDERS – 16 for 16
Hart / Jackson – The Visionaries

 

This eight-part series reveals the humanity, the twists of fate and the surprising mistakes behind 16 of the most compelling and tumultuous presidential campaigns in modern history. Revisit the past 50 years of presidential election history to see how previous campaigns are still influencing politics in unexpected ways.

 

Hart/Jackson – The Visionaries
Examine the stories of the charismatic Senator Gary Hart and Reverend Jesse Jackson, forward-leaning aspirants determined to tackle the biggest foreign policy and domestic issues of the day and ready to upend American politics.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Maui County Council – South Maui / Honolulu City Council District 9

 

INSIGHTS brings together candidates in nonpartisan Council races on two islands. In South Maui, incumbent Don Couch faces business owner Kelly Takaya King. This race is one of several on Maui that could impact just how pro-development the Maui County Council is.

 

In Central O‘ahu, incumbent District 9 Honolulu City Councilmember Ron Menor and his challenger, Emil Svrcina, have different approaches to the rail transit project. Menor wants to seek different funding sources to lessen taxpayers’ burden; Svrcina wants to cap off the rail at Middle Street. (District 9 covers Waikele, Village Park, Royal Kunia, Mililani Town, West Loch, Iroquois Point and portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach.)

 

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Charles Djou withdraws from scheduled PBS Hawai‘i forum

PBS Hawaii

 

Charles Djou and Kirk CaldwellHONOLULU – Charles Djou has withdrawn from a live, televised mayoral candidates forum, which was scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 pm on PBS Hawai‘i.

 

Several weeks ago, the Republican mayoral candidate, along with the incumbent, Democrat Kirk Caldwell, agreed to a live discussion on Insights on PBS Hawai‘i.

 

This week, Sam Aiona from the Djou campaign told PBS Hawai‘i Djou was withdrawing from the appearance, stating, “We respectfully decline.” No further reason was given for the withdrawal.

 

Since August, candidates for State House and Senate races, as well as Honolulu and neighbor island council races, have been scheduled on Insights every week leading up to the General Election.

 

Insights on PBS Hawai‘i airs Thursday nights at 8:00 pm, with a live stream available on pbshawaii.org. The show’s trademark, loosely structured live format sets these discussions apart from traditional, rigid televised debate formats.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Honolulu City Prosecutor / State Senate District 13

 

Two attorneys are vying to represent the people of O‘ahu in criminal prosecutions. In this nonpartisan race, incumbent Honolulu City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro faces challenger Anosh Yaqoob, who says he’s proud that he’s not an “insider” and doesn’t want to see another incumbent run unopposed.

 

Meanwhile, Honolulu Democrat Rep. Karl Rhoads is seeking to move up to the State Senate seat that’s being vacated by longtime Sen. Suzanne Chun-Oakland. He is scheduled to appear with Libertarian candidate Harry Ozols, a retired pilot. Democrat-turned-Republican Rod Tam, a former state lawmaker and City Councilmember who pleaded guilty to spending improprieties, is also in the running. He declined to take part in this forum. Senate District 13 includes part of Downtown Honolulu, Nu‘uanu and Liliha.

 

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
State House District 22 / State House District 3

 

In State House District 22 (Waikiki-Ala Moana-Kaka‘ako), Democratic incumbent Rep. Tom Brower is seeking his sixth term and faces a challenge from Republican Kathryn Henski, a retired businesswoman. Brower is the lawmaker who suffered injuries in an assault last year at a Kaka‘ako homeless camp where he was videotaping. In this district, homelessness is a top concern.

 

Some of the prominent issues in State House District 3 (including Hilo, Kea‘au, Kurtistown and Volcano on the Big Island) are the Thirty Meter Telescope controversy and GMO crops. Incumbent Democratic Rep. Richard Onishi has opposition from Green Party candidate Kealoha Pisciotta and Libertarian Gregory Arionoff. Arionoff has declined to appear on INSIGHTS because of his work schedule.

 

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

 

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