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HIKI NŌ
Top Story: H.P. Baldwin High School – HC&S (Hawaii Commercial and Sugar) employees

 

TOP STORY:

 

Students from H.P. Baldwin High School in Wailuku, Maui present poignant portraits of two long-time HC&S (Hawaii Commercial and Sugar) employees: machinist Wes Bissen and millwright Koa Martin. HC&S is the last remaining sugar mill in Hawaii and will be closing at the end of 2016. The mill opened 144 years ago. The closure will result in 675 employees losing their jobs.

 

Martin’s father and grandfather worked for HC&S before him. Bissen started working at HC&S in 1981. His father was also a machinist for the company. The two reflect on their careers at HC&S and their families’ histories with the company. They also discuss the state funds being allotted to help the laid off workers through the transition. Says Bissen, “You know, it’s sad that they’re going to close, but we’re all big boys. We’ve got to focus on how it’s going to affect everybody and just try to build a better life from here on.”

 

ALSO FEATURED:

 

Students from Kapolei High School on Oahu tell the story of their annual basketball event for Best Buddies, a program that helps to integrate students with intellectual and mental disabilities into the social fabric of the school.

 

Students from Aliamanu Middle School in the Salt Lake district of Oahu take us behind the scenes of their school’s nerve center – the front office.

 

Students from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle introduce us to a surfer- turned-chef who runs the popular Like Poke food truck on Maui.

 

Students from Kapaa Middle School on Kauai tell us about a community organization that feels they have one solution to Kauai’s feral cat problem.

 

And students from Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului, Maui show us how a married couple is living out its golden years at a Maui senior day care center.

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Mililani High School in Central Oahu.

 

This program encores Saturday, July 2 at 12:00 pm and Sunday, July 3 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

Public is invited to free preview of ‘Jackie Robinson’

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NEW KEN BURNS DOCUMENTARY AIRS APRIL 11-12 ON PBS HAWAII

 

This photo from the Palama Settlement Archives was taken when a young Jackie Robinson played for the Honolulu Bears, a semi-professional football team.

HONOLULU, HI – PBS Hawaii and Palama Settlement are co-hosting a free 40-minute sneak preview of Jackie Robinson, the latest documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns.

 

Sneak Preview: Jackie Robinson
Wednesday, April 6 at 6PM
Palama Settlement
810 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu
RSVP: pbshawaii.org/jackie-robinson-event

 

This photo (left) from the Palama Settlement Archives was taken when a young Jackie Robinson played for the Honolulu Bears, a semi-professional football team.

 

The two-part documentary follows the story of the first African American to play in baseball’s major leagues. It makes its broadcast premiere April 11 (part one) and April 12 (part two) at 9:00 pm.

 

Jackie Robinson Day is on Friday, April 15.

 

Before the screening, Paula Rath, Palama Settlement Board of Trustees Emeritus, is scheduled to discuss Robinson’s ties to Hawaii. In 1941, Robinson stayed at Palama Settlement, when Waikiki hotels barred him entry because of the color of his skin.

 

“I’m very proud of Palama’s legacy of acceptance of all people,” Rath said in a statement.

 

The public can RSVP online at pbshawaii.org/jackie-robinson-event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so guests are encouraged to arrive early. Free parking is available on-site at Palama Settlement. For questions, please contact Liberty Peralta at 973-1383, or lperalta@pbshawaii.org.

 

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

 

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