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NA MELE:  Mark Yamanaka, Monday, 25 October 2021, 730 pm HST on PBS Hawaii.

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October 24 – October 30, 2021
Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…

NĀ MELE: Mark Yamanaka

Monday, October 25 at 7:30 pm or stream here now
Mark Yamanaka is a singer, songwriter, multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner and a car salesman. In this installment of Nā Mele, enjoy Yamanaka’s soothing yet powerful falsetto voice.


2021 HIKI NŌ Triple Crown of Storytelling Challenge

PART 1: Tuesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm
For the 2021 HIKI NŌ Triple Crown of Storytelling Challenge, students had just four days to film, conduct interviews and edit projects that met the theme: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. They did so without any hands-on help from teachers and no mentoring from industry professionals.
There were three categories in which students entered: the How-To, the Student Reflection, and the traditional Story Category. This episode highlights the middle and high school division winners of the first two categories.
The 2021 HIKI NŌ Triple Crown of Storytelling Challenge is supported by State Farm®.
Master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui returns to WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT? to talk about the legend of the Night Marchers… and what to do if you cross their path. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify.
Every 10 years, the boundaries of elected political districts around the state are redrawn to reflect population changes, sometimes creating a new district in one county and eliminating an old district in another. Join us as we discuss Reapportionment: Why It Matters on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI (Thurs., Oct. 28, 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
On PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS Ohta-San: Virtuosity and Legacy (Thurs., Oct. 28, 8:30 pm), ʻukulele legend Herb Ohta, better known as Ohta-San, performs songs including “The Girl from Ipanema” and his chart-topping ballad, “Song for Anna.” Ohta-San also teams up with his son, Herb Ohta Jr., for “Hiʻilawe” and “Sanoe.”
GREAT PERFORMANCES (Fri., Oct. 29, 8:00 pm) goes inside the mind of a genius, as host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians undertake a recording of Beethoven’s most personal music. Now Hear This: Beethovenʻs Ghost explores the composer’s brilliant career at a historic Berkshires manor, where they are visited by some unexpected guests.
AMERICAN VETERAN (Tuesdays at 9:00 pm, Oct. 26 – Nov. 16) is a four-part documentary series, tracing the veteran experience across the arc of American history while exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities.
Learn more about these shows, and all of 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… It’s tough to make a living, only making music. Many musicians lead double lives. Art Garfunkel of Simon and Garfunkel was a math teacher for years before finally focusing only on music. Freddie Mercury of Queen sold used clothing before finally making it big, and the late David Bowie was a butcher’s delivery boy before saving enough money to buy a saxophone. Here at home, multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Mark Yamanaka has been making beautiful music for more than 23 years. For the last 15 years, he’s also worked as a car salesman at Aiona Car Sales in Hilo and he’s still there. If you’re looking for a good car deal, go check him out in Hilo. If you’re not in the market for a new vehicle, check him out anyway on NĀ MELE, Monday, October 25 at 7:30 pm on PBS Hawaiʻi!
Mahalo nui,

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

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