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PBS Hawaii Weekly Newsletter

Featured stories include Hawaii’s Micronesian Community, music photography, and Sunday Night drama.

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER                                                              July 11 – 17, 2021
Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…
Hawaiʻi’s diverse mix of cultures includes thousands of people from islands and islets in the western Pacific Ocean that make up the region of Micronesia. These countries include the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, comprised of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae. There are an estimated 15,000 Micronesians in Hawaiʻi, many of whom migrated here for employment opportunities and access to better health care. While Micronesians comprise only 1% of the state’s total population, many have encountered bias, discrimination and a general lack of respect. You can join the conversation on Hawaiʻi’s Micronesian Community on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI (Thurs., July 15, 7:30 pm) by phoning in or leaving a comment Facebook or Twitter. INSIGHTS also streams live on and on PBS Hawaiʻi’s Facebook page.
On PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS (Thurs., July 15, 8:30 pm), the 2003 film Skin Stories traces the roots of tattooing and the evolution of body art traditions in the Pacific, highlighting individual stories and traditional ceremonies. Pictured: Samoan women with leg tattoos.
Right after, the second season of the series SKINDIGENOUS (Thursdays at 9:30 pm beginning July 15) explores the art of tattooing as practiced by Indigenous people around the world. Using body art as a window into perspectives on life, identity and the natural world, each episode delves into a culture to discover the tools, techniques, symbols and traditions that shape its tattooing art. Pictured: Paiwanese artist Cudjuy Patjidres.
UNFORGOTTEN ON MASTERPIECE (Sundays at 8:00 pm, July 11-August 15) returns for Season 4, as DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker, right) and DS Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar, left) investigate a cold case with links to the police force. Will Cassie and Sunny find themselves on the wrong side of the law?
On the crime procedural series Professor T (Sundays at 9:00 pm, July 11-August 15), meet Professor Jasper Tempest, a brilliant criminologist and amateur sleuth obsessed with cleanliness, structure and order. His genius for solving crimes means he constantly gets his hands dirty to help the police to crack their most baffling cases. Pictured: Ben Miller as Professor T.
POV Landfall (Mon., July 12, 9:00 pm) is a view of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, set against the backdrop of protests that toppled the governor in 2019. The film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance as Puerto Ricans navigate dismantled social services and newcomers eager to profit. Pictured: an anti-government protest in Puerto Rico, Summer 2019.
FRONTLINE The Power of the Fed (Tues., July 13, 10:00 pm) is a report on how when COVID struck, the Federal Reserve stepped in to try to avert economic crisis. As the country’s central bank continues to pump billions of dollars into the financial system, many are asking, who is benefitting and at what cost? Pictured: the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, DC. 
ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS (Fridays at 8:00 pm beginning July 16) is a new series exploring the world of music photography through the experiences of the men and women who have documented popular culture with iconic images of artists including John Lennon, Johnny Cash, Madonna and Bob Marley. Pictured: photographer Janette Beckman.
GREAT PERFORMANCES The Roots of Latin Jazz (Fri., July 16, 9:00 pm) celebrates the rhythms of Afro-Caribbean music with the performances by Raices Jazz Orchestra featuring Sheila E (pictured), Richard Bona and Anaadi.
Stay updated with the latest programming on our Schedule page. There, you can search our schedule using the online tool, and download our monthly program guide and printable schedules.

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Final thought… Have you ever wondered if Polynesians think it is disrespectful for non-Polynesians to get a Polynesian tattoo? The answer is yes and no. It is important to remember that a Polynesian tattoo, whether it is Hawaiian, Maori, Samoan, Marquesan or Tahitian, is NEVER just a cool tribal design. Each one represents art, culture and someone’s personal story. Mirroring someone else’s Polynesian tattoo is disrespectful because essentially, you are taking their story. Like any tattoo, what you choose must tell your story. If it does, it will forever be meaningful. Understanding that ultimately shows you acknowledge and respect the importance of a Polynesian tattoo.
Mahalo nui, Kia Ora, Faafetai and Māuruuru,

Ron Mizutani 
President and CEO 
PBS Hawaiʻi 
315 Sand Island Access Road 
Honolulu, HI 96819-2295 

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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