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GREAT MUSEUMS
Elevated Thinking: The High Line in New York City

 

Explore a uniquely captivating public space – High Line Park in New York City. Recycled from a defunct elevated railroad, High Line Park hovers 30 feet in the air and winds through 22 blocks of Manhattan. This “self-sown wilderness” of woodlands, thickets, prairies and meadows rises above busy streets and runs from the historic Meatpacking neighborhood through the Chelsea Art District to Hell’s Kitchen.

 

Rick Steves Special:
European Christmas

 

Host Rick Steves visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to learn about customs, hear local choirs and discover holiday family traditions.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Have We Changed?

 

The 2016 Presidential Election will be remembered for many things. The ongoing rancor that drove the energy of this election may be a force that’s here to stay.

 

What about us? Has the meanness movement reach our shores? Locally, issues like rail, homelessness and GMOs have created disagreement and division among Hawai‘i people. Real tension among families and friends. Dissent between island communities.

 

Our own political campaigns have become meaner and increasingly negative. Voter apathy is attributed to a loss of confidence and trust in our leadership and the political process.

 

Have we changed?

 

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

 


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.)

 

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

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Antarctica

 

Trekker Zay Harding’s epic adventure in Antarctica begins with sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor. He sails to historic Port Lockrov where he observes the work of Ukrainian biologists, unsuccessfully attempts to climb the treacherous Mount Scott and meets with U.S. scientists at Palmer station where he learns about the effects of global warming and the plight of the Adelie penguin.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Tough Trains: Siberia

 

Trekker Zay Harding boards the infamous “Ice Train” for a wintry trip to the far north of Siberia, deep inside the Arctic Circle on the world’s northernmost railway line. His journey takes him through Tobolksk to the gas fields of Novy Urengoy and follows the abandoned route of Stalin’s “Railway of Death.” He visits a Communist gulag and camps overnight with the Nenet nomadic tribe.

 

PBS Hawai‘i to host live televised discussion with Honolulu mayoral candidates

PBS Hawaii

 

Insights on PBS Hawaii, logoHONOLULU – Voters are invited to watch PBS Hawai‘i on Monday, August 1 at 8:00 pm for a special episode of the roundtable public affairs show Insights on PBS Hawai‘i featuring Honolulu’s leading mayoral candidates. The discussion will also be live streamed at PBSHawaii.org/insights

 

Host Daryl Huff will moderate this discussion with incumbent Kirk Caldwell, and challengers Peter Carlisle and Charles Djou.

 

Honolulu mayoral candidates Kirk Caldwell, Peter Carlisle and Charles Djou are scheduled to appear in a live televised discussion on Insights on PBS Hawaii, airing Monday, August 1 at 8:00 pm on PBS Hawaii and PBSHawaii.org.Honolulu mayoral candidates Kirk Caldwell, Peter Carlisle and Charles Djou are scheduled to appear in a live televised discussion on Insights on PBS Hawai‘i, airing Monday, August 1 at 8:00 pm on PBS Hawai‘i and PBSHawaii.org.

 

Insights on PBS Hawai‘i is a regularly scheduled news interview program that normally airs Thursdays at 8:00 pm. The show’s trademark, loosely structured live format sets these discussions apart from traditional, rigid televised debates.

 

“These are real-time conversations in which Hawai‘i’s citizens can assess whether opponents are able to think on their feet, ask questions as well as answer them, and disagree respectfully,” said Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO. “In previous elections, we received feedback from viewers that Insights discussions provided some of the more telling moments of the election season.”

 

The program will be available to watch after the live broadcast at PBSHawaii.org/insights

 

Download this Press Release

 

For questions regarding this press release:

 

Contact: Liberty Peralta
Email: lperalta@pbshawaii.org
Phone: 808.462.5030

 

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GLOBE TREKKER
Tough Trains: India’s Independence Railroads

GLOBE TREKKER: Tough Trains: India's Independence Railroads

 

Trekker Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world’s biggest railway networks. These railways were built during the 19th century by the British to move troops and raw materials across the land, and ultimately played a role in the independence of the country a century later. The railway tracks are some of the oldest and longest you’ll find anywhere in the world, and train travel doesn’t get any tougher than this in a country with a population of over 1.2 billion.

 

JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Uncovering South Korea

JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE: Uncovering South Korea

 

On Joseph’s first visit to Korea, he discovers that while the capital city of Seoul’s modern skyline and prosperity are impressive, it’s Korea’s extraordinary history, traditions and customs that are the cornerstones of its culture.

 

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