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Will Hawaii become an “open carry gun” state after the US Supreme Court rules on the matter?

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October 10 – October 16, 2021
Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…


Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 pm
Hawaiʻi’s near constant denial of permit requests to carry guns in public will be tested before the U.S. Supreme Court next month. Will Hawaiʻi become an open-carry state? Join the discussion on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI (Thurs., Oct. 14, 7:30 pm). You can phone in a question during the program or leave us a comment on our livestream on the PBS Hawaiʻi Facebook page. INSIGHTS also streams live on
In Part 2 of a two-part special, HIKI NŌ (Tues., Oct. 12, 7:30 pm) highlights more exceptional graduates from HIKI NŌ’s Class of 2021. Assistant Editor and fellow HIKI NŌ Class of 2021 graduate Frances Uy hosts.
Why do people in Hawaiʻi remove their slippers before entering the house? This week, writer, editor and publicist Mona Wood-Sword returns to WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT? to discuss this local tradition and its origins. Download and listen anywhere you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify.
Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the U.S.-Mexico border alongside acclaimed James Beard Award-winning chef Pati Jinich, host of PBS’s PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE, as she experiences the region’s rich culture and cuisine on LA FRONTERA WITH PATI JINICH (Fri., Oct. 15 and 22, 8:00 pm).
When homosexuality was considered a mental illness to be “cured,” renegade LGBTQ+ activists fought back. Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer’s award-winning documentary Cured opens the fall season of INDEPENDENT LENS (Mon., Oct. 11, 9:00 pm). 
Learn more about these shows, and all our upcoming programming on our Schedule page.
PBS Hawaiʻi is now livestreaming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Click HERE to watch now.
We offer many more programs on-demand through our Passport feature. For more information, click HERE.
Final thought… Those who grew up bodysurfing in the 1970s and ’80s share fond memories of gathering at “Walls” in Waikiki, Sandy Beach, Waimea Bay or Pounders for a long day of wave-riding and hanging out. Back then, the rich kids used expensive hand-boards to help catch waves, while others “borrowed” plastic trays from McDonald’s and Jack in the Box for the same purpose. Then there were those who simply used their “rubbah-slippahs,” straight from their feet, onto their hands and into the ocean.

In 2011, the old tradition came back in the inaugural Da Hui Waimea Bay Shorebreak that featured a division called, “The Kanaka Style Rubbah-Slippah Hand-Board Division.” Competitors were required to use “rubbah-slippahs” on their hands to catch waves. The event triggered old memories and big laughs.

Yes, the same “rubbah-slippahs” we all leave at the door.

Mahalo nui,

Ron Mizutani 
President and CEO 
PBS Hawaiʻi 
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Honolulu, HI 96819-2295 

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Russ Roberts

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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