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PBS Hawaii Weekly Newsletter

PBS Hawaii presents Kai Piha:  Ka’ahele Ma Waikiki-Surf History of Waikiki.

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October 17 – October 23, 2021
Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…


Kai Piha: Kaʻahele Ma Waikīkī
Thursday, October 21 at 8:30 pm
Filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk’s KAI PIHA: KAʻAHELE MA WAIKĪKĪ is the story of the history of surfing at Waikīkī, and the history of our kūpuna and our aliʻi who lived there. Navigating this journey is waterman, historian and author John Clark, taking you through the genealogy of the six types of Hawaiian surfing and the evolution of surfboards.


Saturday, October 23 at 8:00 pm
From 1983 to 1988, Bob Ross filmed The Joy of Painting in a makeshift studio in the L.L. Ball home near the campus of Indiana’s Ball State University. This program documents the transformation of his original studio into an intimate museum experience designed for those he inspires.
The American Cancer Society estimates more than 7,500 people in Hawaiʻi will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Most of those cases are likely to be women who have breast cancer. Learn what you need to know about BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AND PREVENTION on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI (Thurs., Oct. 21, 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
The first new episode of the second decade of HIKI NŌ (Tues., Oct. 19, 7:30 pm) opens with The HIKI NŌ Story: a recap of the first ten years of the series. Also: a Lahainaluna student connects with his culture through cliff diving, and a Taiko group from Puna finds a way to stay connected through the pandemic.
On this week’s episode of WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT?Olena Heu shares her experience of the day that Hurricane ʻIniki hit Kauaʻi, and discusses why the Garden Island seems to attract so much severe weather. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify.
On NATURE: My Garden of a Thousand Bees (Wed., Oct. 20, 8:00 pm), a wildlife cameraman who spent his time during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown filming the bees in his urban garden discovers the many diverse species and personalities that exist in this insect family.
Mama Icha moved from Columbia to the United States decades ago to help her daughter with the care of her grandchildren. However, she never lost sight of her hometown, sending money to build her dream house there. Thirty years after leaving, POV: La Casa de Mama Icha (Mon., Oct. 18, 9:00 pm) follows her return home.
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… PBS Hawaiʻi is humbled to have been a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As the end of October nears, it is important to remember, although rare, breast cancer can occur in men. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 2,650 men are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year, 530 of them will die. I learned of this rarity during my senior year in high school in a Human Relations class. My classmate Cassandra Bowman wanted us to meet her famous dad Pierre Bowman, a long-time drama critic for the Honolulu Star Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser. Mr. Bowman stood before the entire class and stunned every young man in the room when he said, “Gentlemen, I have breast cancer.” I turned to Cassandra who was feverishly wiping away her tears. “Yes, men can get it too!” he continued. “Know your body.” Mr. Bowman fought breast cancer for four years and died in September in 1986. A lesson learned and never forgotten. Rest In Aloha Mr. Bowman.
Mahalo nui,

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

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