Month: August 2016

Competition and camaraderie, through the eyes of Kaua‘i students

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“ALOHA ATLANTA: HIKI NŌ AT THE STUDENT TELEVISION NETWORK COMPETITION”
PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 15 AT 7:30 PM ON PBS HAWAI‘I

 

HONOLULU, HI – For a student from Kaua‘i, what’s it like to compete against other teenagers across the country, on the other side of the country? This experience is captured in a new PBS Hawai‘i documentary. Aloha Atlanta: HIKI NŌ at the Student Television Network Competition premieres Thursday, September 15 at 7:30 pm on PBS Hawai‘i. It will be online at pbshawaii.org after the broadcast premiere.

 

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School students are elated after learning they took first place in the Middle School PSA category at the Student Television Network Convention last March in Atlanta, GA. Photo: PBS Hawai‘iChiefess Kamakahelei Middle School students are elated after learning they took first place in the Middle School PSA category at the Student Television Network Convention last March in Atlanta, GA. Photo: PBS Hawai‘i

 

The half-hour documentary follows students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, as they compete at the Student Television Network Convention, held last March in Atlanta, GA. Over three days, several thousand middle and high school students from across the U.S. compete in deadline-intensive competitions in digital media categories such as news stories, anchor presentations, short films and public service announcements.

 

For the past few years, Hawai‘i schools have been the ones to beat at the annual convention. Last March, participating Hawai‘i schools took home 34 awards, including 14 first-place trophies, after competing against students from states including California, New York and Florida.

 

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School teacher Kevin Matsunaga (in blue shirt) looks on as his students scramble to meet a deadline. Photo: PBS Hawai‘i

 

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School teacher Kevin Matsunaga (in blue shirt) looks on as his students scramble to meet a deadline. Photo: PBS Hawai‘i

 

The Hawai‘i schools are also in PBS Hawai‘i’s statewide student news network, HIKI NŌ. “Hitting the HIKI NŌ standard really helps with hitting the STN standards,” says Chiefess student Kaycee Nakashima. “With HIKI NŌ, they expect you to put out your best.”

 

The documentary follows the students as they’re under intense stress to meet on-site competition deadlines. “In the last minutes, everyone’s screaming at each other,” says Chiefess seventh grader Taylor Nishimoto. “That’s when all of the nerves come out and we’re all just exploding.”

 

The program also highlights the camaraderie between the Hawai‘i schools, the only state that sits together at the awards ceremony. “If another school from Hawai‘i beats us, they’re still our family, and we still cheer them on,” Taylor says.

 

“We are all from Hawai‘i,” says Chiefess eighth grader Kallen Wachi. “We are all as one team.”

 

The students say that the reasons they attend the STN Convention extend beyond competition. “It’s the many wonderful life’s lessons you can learn from this challenge,” says Kaycee. “You learn how to handle stress, you learn how to work with others and cooperate with them.”

 

“Getting along is really important,” says Chiefess eighth grader Nicole Matsushige. “Later on in life, I’m gonna have to know how to work with my co-workers and other people.”

 

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Summer, Surf & Beach Music We Love

Summer, Surf & Beach Music We Love

 

Celebrate the sun-drenched sounds of the greatest surf rock and pop tunes by legendary artists. This musical special also features ballads reminiscent of youthful summers spent walking in the sand and romantic nights at the beach. The program features vintage clips of The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Drifters, and many others. Mike Love of the Beach Boys hosts.

 

This program will encore Sat., Sept. 3, 8:00 pm.

 

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.

 

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Secrets of Westminster

 

The Houses of Parliament and the Tower of Big Ben are classic London emblems of historic British democracy. The Palace of Westminster, which includes the House of Commons and the House of Lords, stands as a monument to a fair and open political system, but within its gothic walls are the hidden worlds of Parliament, where back-stabbing, intrigue and traditions are the order of the day. Around the corner, Westminster Abbey is steeped in Anglo-Saxon myths, legends and history of over 3,000 great men and women buried or memorialized here throughout the ages.

 

INSPECTOR LEWIS SEASON 8 ON MASTERPIECE
What Lies Tangled

 

Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for one last time as Inspector Robbie Lewis and Chief Superintendent James Hathaway, investigating new cases of murder and other crimes in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford.

 

What Lies Tangled
Follow Lewis and Hathaway as they investigate a bomb attack that killed an eminent mathematician – a notorious philanderer with many enemies. When a bomb is discovered at his brother’s home, the case moves in another direction.

 

THE TUNNEL
Part 10 of 10

 

When a French politician’s body is found inside the Channel Tunnel on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) investigate on behalf of their respective countries.

 

Part 10 of 10
Karl falls apart as the Truth Terrorist’s change of direction becomes unbearable. A hair-raising showdown begins.

 

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band:
50 Years and Circlin’ Back

 

Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.

 

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